Cate McCalley wrote:Whiteguy, your extremism would be funny if it weren't so sad.
The rule for B following A is only applicable to the English alphabet. All other constructions of B do not follow the alphabet rule that it must follow A. Just as the rule for pro-choice following the right to choose is only applicable to choice. All other constructions of that rule (i.e., that pro-life equates to pro-death) do not follow choice.
There are things worse than death. You would know that if you had ever been with anyone suffering so bad they begged for death to come quickly.
Your world is black and white. All the thousands shades of gray have no meaning or purpose for you. What you see as black, others may see as a darker or lighter shade of it. The same with what you see as white.
As you like to say about yourself "it doesn't make me (or them) wrong, just different".
we are one nation under God. people that want to be different should move away.
It might interest you to know The Pledge of Alligance was not written until 1892, some 116 years after The Revolutary war and The Declaration of Independence. The "under God" was added to The Pledge of Allogance in 1954, a political reaction to the spread of Communism.
The original text: 'I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.' No "under God" anywhere.
Interestingly, Francis Bellamy, the creator of the Pledge was a Baptist Minister and a Socialist. Hie expressed hope when writing the Pledge, that other countries might adopt it.
As far as history records, Bellamy never considered adding anything to the original text except "equality". But at the time he was on the states superintendents education committee, and knew the committee members were against equality for women and African Americans. So he apparently nixed that idea.
While the majority of the Founding Fathers claimed Christianity, a few did not. Among them Atheist and Deist. All of our forefathers were careful to exclude religion as the Cornerstone of a free society, on which they framed our Constitution.
Briscoe, before you tell people that hold a view different than your own they "should move away", you might want to consider that some Americans, like myself, are decendents of ancestors for more than eight generations. I don't know if yours were or not. But I do know, while you may wish anyone differing with your view of the world to "move away", you have absolutely no Constiutional or legal grounds to make it happen.
So.....wish on Brother. Wish on.