secular gods, was RE: Rowling and religion

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sun Feb 22 11:42:29 EST 2004


On Saturday, February 21, 2004, at 08:17 PM, meparks at mtholyoke.edu 
wrote:

> On a vaguely related note, the Buddhist temple (Jodoshu) I sometimes 
> attend has
> signed onto a brief in support of (long story short) removing the 
> phrase 'One
> nation under God' (added in the early 50s) to the American Pledge of
> Allegiance

Historical note:  I'm so old that I can actually remember when this 
change was
introduced.  Before it, we said 'one nation'.  Then we had to learn to 
say
'one nation under God'.  Of course, in that dark time, we said the 
Lord's prayer
in school, too.



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    when you're in one, stop digging.

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