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This is from Brad Stine.He's a clean stand up comedian.You can find the video here: [link]





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Only constructive criticism please.I'm way to tired to reply to what other people have to say against this.
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:iconmilitantpacifist:
MilitantPacifist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
It wasn't an original part of the pledge, and was added in the 50's as a response to the cold war. It was done out of paranoia, not out of reverence to god.  I'm an atheist and the part of the pledge I no longer say is "and to the republic for which it stands". 
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juditithil Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting to see this issue 'live' because I'm not an American but I have some clue about the problem.

I understand those non-believers who argue that they don't want to swear on something that they don't agree with. I wouldn't do that either (and I am a believer).
And I see your point, talking about offence. I usually think of (and sometimes phrase) the same idea about coursing (which is really offensive if you consider God somebody that you love..and from the ohter side, there is no point in it at all really).

Maybe the whole thing is simply about the fact that different directions won't lead to the same place ever. Because if you consider rights, everyone has his/her right to choose what to believe in (until it hurts others, Liberalism says.)
The only problem with this is how to define that? If I believe this is right and this is wrong, but you believe in another way and we have to tolerate everybody...It's like I can't do anything without hurting somebody. Isn't it illogical?
I think it is. Like a snake that bites into his own tail.

An insoluable problem? And I mean in a broader sense, not just about the Pledge.
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khaos-gurl Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love how people who are opposed to this HAVE to comment on it. I don't look up deviations I don't agree with to troll everyone with my opinion.
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:icondakotahorse:
Dakotahorse Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, people who do that, just to annoy and aggravate, have no life.
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khaos-gurl Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's really sad that they do. :(
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah...:(
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StupidFae Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Christianity is a religion. Government siding with a religion is pretty much a no, considering how the Constitution was written. It doesn't matter if most of the founders were Christian, the country was founded on the belief that church and state should be separate. That is one of the main reasons they even bothered setting up their own country. (It should also be noted that Deism was more popular back then. Some Founding Fathers are thought to have been Deists and a few are known to have been Deists.)

Imagine they pledged to something silly, like turnips. Everyone saying the nation was founded under Turnips, swearing to Turnips at the court... Such passion, over a vegetable. Suggesting something more serious or universal applied is met with ridicule, and taking it to court is met with more ridicule and turnip swearing. Wouldn't you feel a bit unwelcome at that point if you weren't into turnip worship?
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LordlyCaliber Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Kind of a tired joke, considering that "Under God" was added to the pledge in 1954, and was never part of the original pledge in the first place. Furthermore it's not a matter of God offending atheists, it's the idea that the pledge clearly places an emphasis on what is very obviously the Christian god which violates the First Amendment.

I suppose it's funny if you're ignorant.
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was placed in the Pledge of Allegiance, because people realised that this nation was founded on Christian beliefs and people. That America has fought for Christianity many times. It's not just an establishment of religeon. There is quite a very large difference beween religeon and Christianity.

I stand for what I believe in, because I've been given the right to do so. If you find it quite ignorant, so be it.
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LordlyCaliber Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
You are aware of what the First Amendment says right? It doesn't matter what you believe America was founded under and while it's charming that you believe Christianity is somehow "greater" than any other religion the fact is that those beliefs are to play no part in any of our government's policies or laws. That includes dictating which God, much less a specific God, we are obligated to deem as the God of our country.

Also, as you did bring it up I'll admit i'm intrigued. Exactly what battle have we fought in the name of Christianity anyways? After all you said we've fought many, so if you could give a few examples that would be great.
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ADancerINtheRain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
"[t]he First Amendment provision that prohibits the federal and state governments from establishing an official religion, or from favoring or disfavoring one view of religion over another."

Yes, this is true..

But, If you believe in no god right?

Who first taught you that?
Not your mother or father, Who was the first Atheist?

Apparently you are ignorant to the fight of Christianity too?
Here is an "example"
[link]
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:iconlordlycaliber:
LordlyCaliber Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
If you want to get technical, no one teaches you to be an atheist...depending on what you accept counts as atheism. To be more specific, until you are taught that there is such a thing as a god you're already an atheist up to that point. After that it's simply a matter of if you believe what you are taught or not. So unless you believe in a creationist beginning the first atheist would be the homo sapien because no one had invented the idea of a god up to that point.

And while I appreciate the Wiki link, I asked specifically for examples of battles waged by Americans for the sake of Christianity. I'm well aware of the tribal wars in the time of the Old Testament as well as the everything from Rome's reaction to it, to the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition. However this is a discussion on the idea that America is a "Christian nation" and given that the previous comment asked for information regarding that I'm afraid your link is kind of bunk.
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
"The fool has said in his heart...."

Not mere fools, but fools with the morality of reptiles.

They hate all that is good and enjoy stomping in someone's face or ruining other's pleasure!

-Doc
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:icondakotahorse:
Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you talkin' about me, or about the people opposing my deviation?
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I am talking about atheists.

-Doc
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I agree with you :)
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ADancerINtheRain Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Okay look,
@TheWickedKid~ look first off, it's the font That does that, not her. Don't go viral just because she said something you don't like, just ignore the picture! And quit commenting to criticize her, she is doing what she can to make it look good! And her grammar, NOT YOUR PROBLEM! If you want to say something about her then you will have to go through me.

@Bevercat- okay, I get your point, but does that mean you don't want to use American dollars? It says it clearly on the back!

@j00ed- dude, SERIOUSLY?! Your acting like a child! Actually for your information, we HAVE the brain to actually put together the fact of the bible of GOD, aka Jesus Christ has been proved MANY times! Look it up!

@weresqurril94- thank you for the nice, suggesting comment! :)

@blueheron93- okay yours isn't as bad, thanks for that!

Look I see most of your points, or I try to, before I comment anything! So if you would just take what I said into your thoughts, that would just be great! Sleep on it and , oh yeah-
She (Dakota horse) did NOT write this, she just took a persons thoughts, and put it on paper (you know what I mean)!

Thank you for reading, and may you have a good full life, and good riddance,

~ADancerINtheRain
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks buddy :hug:
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:iconadancerintherain:
ADancerINtheRain Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Welcome!
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SpeakThroughFingers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No offense, but that quote is missing the point...

We don't believe in god, which is why we find it offensive that it's included, as NOT EVERYONE is christian, and being forced to say that is well, like forcing a christian to say "god isn't real".
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:iconinkstaineddove:
inkstaineddove Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I disagree strongly with this.
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:icondakotahorse:
Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry you feel that way.
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inkstaineddove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Christians are offended at the disrespect of God or an Atheist saying their believes. Why is it wrong for us to be offended to 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance? Just because we don't believe means we have no right to be offended? That's very one sided.
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TheQueenofSoap Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
^ agree >.<
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:iconleoren:
Leoren Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES. This is exactly what I tell people!

I think I love you. :D

GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I'm not the one who said it,Brad Stine,A Christian Stand-Up comedian said it.YOu can check out one of his videos in the description.I love watching those lol. and yes God Bless America!:iconamerican-flagplz:
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:iconleoren:
Leoren Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I know that, I just wanted to say that anyway! XD
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:icondakotahorse:
Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol xP
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:iconthewickedkid:
TheWickedKid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Please put spaces between your punctuation marks and the following words.
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about that,I was hurrying because it was getting late when I made this.=/
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TheWickedKid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You just did it again. You diminish any potential ethos you might have once had when you use poor or "rushed" grammar.
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The-Dormant-Sprite Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Writer
why ethos?
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:iconthewickedkid:
TheWickedKid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Credibility. It's part of rhetoric. Ethos is the part of rhetoric that makes you think, "OK, this guy's offering me Ibuprofen for cramps. Is he a licensed doctor, or my Uncle Phil?"

Seeing a statement laced with poor grammar makes me [at the least] dismiss whoever spoke as lacking logic. A typo here and there I don't mind, but typing with all the punctuation and words mashed together really bothers me.
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The-Dormant-Sprite Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Writer
ethos is the rhetorical appeal to ethics. logos pertains to logic.
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TheWickedKid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No, there is no rhetorical appeal to ethics. It's logos, logic, pathos, emotion, and ethos, credibility.

[link]
"Logos (using logical arguments such as induction and deduction)
Pathos (creating an emotional reaction in the audience)
Ethos (projecting a trustworthy, authoritative, or charismatic image."

The root means 'moral character' by itself, and it rhetoric refers to credibility. Ethos means you're more likely to take medical advice from your doctor than your scary alcoholic aunt. Pathos means you do what your aunt says because she scares you. Logos means, "Well, the doctor DID tell me if I don't take the ibuprofen the infection could get worse..."
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The-Dormant-Sprite Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Writer
i'm afraid you're incorrect. don't worry though, they're supposed to teach you rhetorical devices in high school.
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
By my definition of "god" we're all "gods" and a "god" as a collective species. Or even as a collective country.

So yeah.
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pressthe8 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Excellent way of putting it!
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:iconionosphere-negate:
Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
"Body of Christ," amirite :eyes:?
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Twilightlover2007 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AMEN!
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep that's what I said :)
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deathlove919 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
nice
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Dakotahorse Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :P
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deathlove919 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
np
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