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Atheists Are FURIOUS at What a Judge Just Did to Protect the Pledge of Allegiance

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A patriotic New Jersey high school girl just won a hard fought battle to protect her right to say “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Awesome!

A judge dismissed a left-wing atheist group’s attempt to strip “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance after a family objected to their daughter’s school endorsing the practice. This attack on the Pledge was shamefully un-American, and this judge made the right ruling!

I’m so grateful the court decided that kids like me shouldn’t be silenced just because some people object to timeless American values,” Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School, said in a statement.

The American Humanist Association argued that “under God” is a theologically charged statement unfit for school because it discriminates against atheist students.

“Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God,” David Niose, attorney for the AHA’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement in April. “Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens, and certainly contributes to anti-atheist prejudices.”

via The Daily Caller

Freedom of religion isn’t the same as freedom from it. An expression of the existence of God was something the Founding Fathers endorsed, and angry atheists can’t change American history.

Do you believe young people should be free the say the pledge ANYWHERE? Please leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

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18 Comments

  1. David says:

    The problems with this story are countless, but to dispell a couple of them, I can provide an adequate history. First, the “founding fathers” had NOTHING to do with the Pledge. The Pledge of Allegiance was adopted by Congress in 1892 to enact a pathway to Citizenship by immigrants flooding into the US. Originally, the Pledge did NOT include the words “under god”. Those words were added to the Pledge in 1954 thanks to a push by Conservative Republicans “wholesome” family values agenda.

    Religious people think this country was founded for religions, they could not be farther from reality. William Penn, founder of the State of Pennsylvania, founded the State as an area for Atheists to flee religious persecution, as an example.

    The big picture in the argument for or against religion is the abusive indoctrination of our children. Children are born with a pure innocence that parents and caregivers manipulate into the religious indoctrination, racism, or even the Coke or Pepsi debate. Our kids deserve better from adults. When you see a small child dressed in a Klan hood, it breaks your heart because you know that child did NOT choose to be that way…they were indoctrinated into that racist mindset. The same is true of religion.

    Why is it that religious people think THEIR religion is the best? Or, how narcissistic are people that truly believe this planet was made for humans when we are just one of thousands of species? If this planet WAS created for a singular species, wouldn’t it have been the FIRST inhabitants? Evidence shows that man has survived here for @ 3 million years (reference Lucy’s fossils), but we have no idea what creature was the first inhabitant. Maybe the dinosaur, maybe giants, maybe an alien race. But to be so closed-minded to think humans are the be-all, end-all is very narrow minded.

  2. Colin says:

    I’m sure glad the writer of this article speaks for all atheists! As an atheist, I had no idea about this, so I was less than furious. As an atheist, speaking for myself, I would love for the pledge of allegiance to revert back to its original wording, which was: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The phrase “under god” was added in the 1950s due to the fear of communism. Furthermore, the first amendment to the constitution includes the text: “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” When conducting business in a public place, including government administered schools, there cannot be an endorsement of a particular religious affiliation over any other. Students should not have to leave a classroom in order to no have their rights, afforded by the 1st amendment, upheld and not infringed upon. I have the right to not say I believe in any deity when in public. If you are on private property, such as in a church or within your own residence, feel free to say the pledge of allegiance or any other drivel you wish. I would appreciate not having it forced upon me on public property. I could go on with quotes from many of our founding fathers about how our country is in no way founded on the Christian religion, but I’m sure you did research and found this before sharing this misinformation.

  3. Dave says:

    Time for a dose of reason and logic….

    If this is a FREE country,. we ALL have a right to believe – or NOT to believe. ALL. Not some, not just christians, ALL. The ‘under god’ part of the pledge was not even a part of it until the 1950’s, when a push by the K of C to get it added was implemented by the Eisenhower administration in 1954 (and it was more in response to the ‘commie scare’ that was going on at the time).

    I am now a non-believer after almost 50 years as a christian. Until you stand on the other side of the fence, you can’t see the injustice of it all. To push religion on people here isn’t any different than what we see those ‘horrible’ muslim countries doing. It’s WRONG. Teach truth, teach logic and reason – and let ALL have the same rights in a free society as it supposed to be.

  4. Barbara says:

    How can anyone be offended by something/someone they don’t believe exists? Seems like a waste of valuable time to me.

  5. John says:

    GREAT JUDGE AND RIGHT AS CAN BE.

  6. Vickie says:

    Under God is fine by me.

  7. Paul says:

    I am confused, if you don’t believe in God, how does that change if others do? Saying “Under God” should not change anything. What if I am offended that you are an atheist, are you going to stop being one?

    1. Michael says:

      Some people are agnostic and they just don’t know if God exist, others are atheist and know God does not exist, and yet others are “anti-theist” they are “against” a belief in God! Most atheist don’t care about what others believe in. The theist beef is with the “anti-theist”!

  8. Poppa says:

    This young lady, school staff, and the judge that up held their rights are not only good people but brave as well in such as New Jersey being a blue state! But then again this might prove the rumors true about the ballot boxes it that state being tampered with to change Rep. votes into Dem. votes!

  9. Aaron says:

    Without freedom from religion, freedom of religion is meaningless.

  10. Robert says:

    I was once told that “there are no atheists in fox holes.” the draft should be re-instated, every adult 18 and above should be required to serve a minimum of 4 years in any branch of the military that will have them. I believe that atheism will be cured in short order.

    1. Bill says:

      How would serving in the military change atheism? I served 21 years.

    2. Ian says:

      Care to elaborate on how you would go about curing “atheism”

      Atheism is the simple non acceptance that their is some mythical unproven sky daddy, once you get this mid set there is no going back for a rational mind to believing such crap again.

      Cure, you really make me laugh hard Robert

  11. John says:

    Conservative propaganda.

  12. Bonnie says:

    Thank God for this judge. Americans have got to start standing up to people being “offended” by our Constitution or our traditions. If someone is offended, noone is making them stay here.

    thecajun – I like your post and your attitude very much. I don’t consider myself an athiest, but you pretty much expressed how I feel too. Some of the religion thing doesn’t make a lot of sense to me either, but it’s a good philosophy to live by. Things have gone down the tubes since it’s been taken out of schools, courtrooms and whatever. Everyone should learn the 10 commandments and live by them. The world would be a more peaceful place. Thank you for your service to to our country.

  13. Margie says:

    If a person believes they are athiest/humanistic then they should be permitted to leave the classroom for the 2 or 3 minutes it takes to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Good God. I could go on but I will not.

  14. thecajun says:

    I’m atheist, and I am not offended in any way by the Pledge of Allegiance…I’ve said it all of My years in School, and I defended everyone’s right to say it with My 8 years in the Military…I believe in the Ten Commandments as well, not because I have some Religious yearning, but because They are good rules to live by…I’ve never been able to wrap my head around Religion, never made any sense to Me, but People need something to believe in to get Them through life’s little ups and downs, and that’s fine….

    1. Luz says:

      some atheists want to control..us the Christians…look at what (below me) thecajun posted…beautiful comment…and I admire this person for it…respect other people’s religion..the Ten Commandments are good rules to follow…they will NOT hurt anyone….the Pledge of allegiance…well..yes..one Nation under God!!!! right now the way we are going…looks like one Nation under evil!!! Kudos to that judge…is going to take time…but sooner or later…this Nation will get back on the right track…if we keep fighting for our rights…and for OUR GOD!!!!

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