[quote user="jmike"][quote user="zimonami"]
good stuff in here lately... worthy discussing</p>
I was in catholic Grammar school when 'under' God' was introduced. They just advised us that we'd be including those words from then on. No further discussion was had. </p>
When I went to High School, first day we were told that we'd say the P of A and that if you didn't want to say the words 'under God' you were welcome to omit those words. No further discussion was had. I noticed a few kids didn't include the words. It was no big deal and never was considered a problem, and everyone's choice of words was respected.</p>
So, where's the problem? Do, or don't... but don't exclude the words for those who want them there.</p>[/quote]
The problem is, that it seems in order to be part of the USA, you need to believe in god.
Actually, we all believe in God if we are religious, we just call him something different. Personally, I don't say, "God bless you", I say, "Bless you". It's just a decision I made myself.
I believe in a superior being, not specifically "God". I celebrate Xmas because I was brought up in it. I used to go to church but stopped in my early teens.
My take on what is going on is that other religions are looked upon as underdogs, so specific groups seem to go out of their way to allow those groups to address their issues/concerns. But turn a blind eye to Christianity.
Now I could be way off, but that's how I view what's going on. This past Xmas, retail stores finally started going back to selling Xmas trees, not Holiday trees, because the political correctness was going too far and people got sick and tired of it...