"There are only 31 words in the American 'pledge of allegiance,' so how did news station NBC omit two of the most important words in the pledge?"
This is the first thing I heard when i turned the news on this past Monday. Because i follow the news and am aware of the signs of the times I knew before the news anchor went to the next sentence that the two words omitted were, 'Under God.'
First I thought about how messed up that is to omit God from the pledge, then I began to think about the title "Pledge of Allegiance," and what those words really mean when put together in a statement.
Most confusion between people is due to definitions. If a word means something different to me, then I may disrespect you, when that type of talk is perfectly acceptable in my part of the world.
- Pledge: [noun] A solemn promise (solemn means not cheerful or smiling; serious)
- Allegiance: [noun] Loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause.
So when in school, when you take the pledge of allegiance you (and your children) are making a Serious promise (pledge) of loyalty and commitment (allegiance) to a 'FLAG.'
As Christians (followers of Christ) our allegiance should be to Him, and His word (The Bible). I suppose pledging allegiance to a flag is ok if it (the flag) represents Christ and/or His word. America may have began a Christian nation in theory but at what point should this great nation lose our allegiance?
And even in June 2011 with every refrence to God or His Commandments removed from every public place; and now even the mention of His title (God is a title not a name) in the 'serious promise of loyalty and commitment to our flag,' should we as Christians continue to pledge allegiance to a flag that represent principles that are no longer in sync with Bible?
FOOD 4 THOUGHT: (you do the dishes)