It seems trivial, but that is a major shift. This country used to acknowledge, publically, in all humility not only the existence of God but our relationship to him, that we were under him.
Now, the country is moving in the direction of not wanting to acknowledge God. We’ve seen this with Christmas, where it’s all about Christ’s birth, and now, it’s possible to celebrate Christmas in a secular way, never mention him.
Easter is the same way now with the Easter bunny replacing Christ and the resurrection.
We are purging all references to God, little by little.
The next move would be to take all other references to God off money, out of courts.
It will be a tremendous task to try to remove God completely from our lives, since he is throughout our history, in all kinds of references from B.C. to A.D., caving in to atheists.
I used to be a proponent to this movement as a strict interpretation of separation of Church and State but I admit I was terribly wrong. I had no idea of the broader implications of this, regret my previous decision to try to remove God from our lives.
It reminds me a little of an old fashioned book burning. Well, we aren’t suddenly burning books, because that’d cause an uproar of our freedoms. Inside, very gradually and quietly, one by one, having it okay to mention anything else, except the word “God”.
It’s like the frog being slowly boiled to death, never realizing the danger. If this happens, the country will have fallen prey to the atheists, which are supposedly only a tiny minority, and the majority gets this modified idea.
This modification seems innocent, but if Satan were in charge of the Pledge, be sure he’d be on the side of opting for the removal of God from the Pledge, the courts, everything. We’re doing his work for him.
We’re trying to make it as if God never existed.
Thanksgiving used to be about thanking God for what we have. Now, it’s, too, been secularized. It’s a movement to think we are all there is, that we are not below God or anyone. It’s selfish pridefulness, though I didn’t used to realize it.
We don’t want to admit we owe loyalty to God before the state. If this continues, it will be one stroke against religion in the US.
I used to be married to an agnostic. When we married, I had been away from my faith, didn’t understand the danger.
Then, I found my faith again. My ex-husband used to stand up and walk out of the room when the word “God” was mentioned. I kid you not. If we were at a political meeting, and it began with the “Pledge of Allegiance”, he would stand up, walk out! Same thing happened with Thanksgiving. If anybody tried to say grace, he would walk out of the room. He could not stand the word “God” (except perhaps in cussing in which case he would not be offended, not leave the room).
So, it actually was NOT the word “God” that was offensive. It was how it was used. If it’s used in prayer or the Pledge to honor God, it must be eliminated. If it’s used in cussing, it’s “Freedom of speech”!
Mark my words, if we allow them to change the Pledge, more will follow, and it will not be pretty for people of faith.