These are words that constitute part of our Pledge of Allegiance, a pledge that many of us have grown up reciting.  We said it every morning in school, when I was in recruit training in the Navy we said it every morning, and many times at quarters aboard ship (in port).  I grew up memorizing the words “Ipledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republicfor which it stands, One Nation Under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”  It has been that way in our history books all of my life.  About 7 years ago atheists started making aggressive moves to have the words “One Nation UnderGod” removed from the pledge.  I remember talking to Oliver North (on the radio—the Sean Hannity Show) about this when I first heard about it.  I was sickened,as was he, that such a thing would even be considered.

On July 15, 2009 I found where the Freedom From Religion Foundation (an atheist organization run by former denominational Assembly of God preacher now turned atheist, Dan Barker) has filed suit in D.C. to keep the words out of the new visitors center.  That really doesn’t surprise me much because Dan has been on the rampage for years trying to get Christianity kicked out of society.  However, what does bother me is the idea of people who call themselves Christians agreeing with him on it.  Of late some have taken the position that it would be all right to take the words out of the pledge and go back to the way it was before it was inserted in 1954.

Atheists argue that it was added because of religious lobbying and for no other reason.  This is not the case and they have misconstrued why the phrase “One Nation Under God” and “in God we trust” was inserted in the pledge of allegiance and engraved on our money.  WikiAnswers says:

“The Founding Fathers were not responsible for the Pledge of Allegiance. Itwas written in 1892 by a magazine editor and officially adopted by the USCongress in 1942. The words ‘under God’ were not added until 1954. Theintent, according to President Eisenhower was ‘In this way we are reaffirmingthe transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever willbe our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war’” (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_founding_fathers_intent_in_the_words_of_the_pledge_of

_allegiance_and_the_phrase_one_nation_under_God).


Wow, to listen to the atheists talk you would have thought that the pledge of allegiance was part of the founding fathers words.  Nope, it was written in 1892 and was not adopted by Congress until 1942.  Let’s see from 1942 to 1954 it went12 years without the words “under God” in it as the official pledge of allegiance.So what about all this hoopla about “The pledge was tampered with by Congress in 1954, after generations of schoolchildren had learned the original, godlessversion composed in1892” (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Maury_and_Baty/message/16901)?  The Pledge hadn’t even become official until 12 years before the words “UnderGod” were inserted.  No doubt there were children who learned it the other way,before 1942, but it was not something that was official because it was not yetadopted by the government.  Until 1942 it was not THE Pledge of Allegiance.

The Bible says “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).  The question was recently asked “what does ‘one nationunder God’ mean?”  What it should mean, and what President Eisenhower, wanted it to mean was that we are a nation of people who are committed to spiritual and moral principles upon which this country was built, and which would constantly strengthen our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.  It is too bad that far too many people today have taken the road of liberalism, skepticism and atheism.

Too many people who claim to be religiousdon’t see a problem with taking the words “under God” out of the pledge ofallegiance.  Well, then why not just do away with the pledge of allegiance altogether?  Why not just do away with the flag and loyalty to it and that forwhich it stands?  Why not take “in God we trust” off of our money, and let’sbecome a complete godless society.  That is, in fact, what the atheists want, and it is their agenda (regardless of how many lies they tell when they say they have no agenda).  As children of God, we are engulfed in a spiritual war:  Good is on one side—withJesus Christ and Evil is on the other side—with Satan.  Humanism, atheism,skepticism and even liberalism are not on the side of Good; therefore they are notJesus’ side.  They are on the side of real Evil—the side of Satan.  Jesus said “He that is not with me is not against me” (Mt. 12:30).

We sit back, today, and rely upon the freedom that others have bled to give us and don’t think a thing about it.  Some look at the efforts of the atheists to take the phrase “One Nation Under God” as well as “In God We Trust” out of the pledge and off of our money, and they think that such will never be.  However, there was a time when I never thought that homosexuality would be accepted, but it now is; there was a time when I would never have thought that abortion would become legal, but it now is; and there was a time when I would have never thought that biological evolution would be crammed down our children’s throats in school, but it now is–and it is taught that it is a scientific fact.  Freedom is not something that we can just take for granted.  We must stand up against those who would take our freedom from us, and speak out against them.  Here at “One Nation Under God” this is exactly what we intend to do.  However, we need your voice to be heard because the voice of the infidel is getting louder.

Advertisements