Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bigotry against non-believers...

You can read on Pharyngula the reaction of some Christians to Rep. Pete Stark stating he did not believe in a deity. Got to love the bigotry.

This is why us atheists would like "under God" removed from the Pledge. Such phrases codify atheists and non-Judeo-Christians as unAmerican creating a breading ground for such bigotry. We are not asking for the line to be changed to "without God" but leaving the question to the individual. Of course when a leading candidate for the opposition party makes comments like this,"it is doubtful that children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance feel oppressed or brainwashed as a consequence of muttering the phrase "under God"" it is hard to overturn such a hateful tide.

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