God in the Pledge of Allegiance

QUESTION: How do you feel about the reference to GOD in the Pledge of Allegiance in school rooms being a problem for some parents of children who do not believe in God? Or feel it is a violation of their Religious beliefs?

Nancy S. | Denver, CO

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 but I discovered an interesting fact: it wasn’t until 1954 that the phrase “Under God” was added to the pledge, in response to the threat of communism. This was very surprising to me. I feel that if you are attending a school in the United States of America and the Pledge of Allegiance is a part of the school`s tradition, that it must be said by all attending the school. However, if the part  “ under God” bothers a person, just don’t say that part! Simple. Moving on!

5 replies
  1. AJ
    AJ says:

    I agree E! God had different meanings for different people. If someone wants to honor their country while keeping spirituality out of it, it’s their right.
    – AJ

  2. Gina Barkey
    Gina Barkey says:

    The United States of America is One Nation under God therefore the Pledge of Allegiance is important and remembering to verbally say “under God” should be a must regardless of what ones beliefs are.

      • Gina Barkey
        Gina Barkey says:

        Your welcome…I am not from this country but grew up here saying the Pledge of Allegiance even though I did not know all the words at first! This land is “the Promised Land” and has been put on earth as “One Nation under God”.

        • eenow
          eenow says:

          Thank you for sharing your point of view, Gina. I love having a forum for discussion where we can respectfully share our thoughts together. Cheers!


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