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I’m in high school and I don’t want to say the ‘under god’ portion of the pledge of allegiance. I want to make a statement to say, I should not be required to say it (as I am an atheist) and for others at my school who are not comfortable with it whether they are of another religion than Christianity or simply atheist/agnostic. Since I go to school in a rather conservative area, I don’t want to cause harm to anyone close to me for my actions. What do you think would be a good way to make a statement about ‘under god’ in the pledge without a horrible backfire to me and others? Your help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I would say that the best way to go about it is to not say it yourself. If there are any problems that are had with teachers then you should go to the administration and let them know that you don’t have to say the “under god” portion if you don’t want to. If THEY have a problem to it then politely ask them to take it up with the board or superintendent of the school district.
Even if you live in a relatively conservative area, there should be no reason for backlash. if you find yourself being threatened because of this, i’m sure there are organizations that (if approached properly) will fight on your behalf.
This is a totally touchy subject for a lot of people. I would recommend that which action you decide to take, that you are sure it’s what you want to do. Think about your safety first, because that’s more important than making a statement about religion.
I hope that this answered your question.
1. I absolutely believe in morality.
2. I believe that morals stem from us. We are personally responsible for morals on a subconscious level. Humans aren’t the only animals capable of it either, I believe I read an article on lab mice showing signs of empathy to other mice, which could possibly mean that they have morals as well.
Just what I think. I really don’t know if i’m right.
Thanks for the questions!
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to ask me or Ciaran.
Because some of you really need to ask.
To be honest, I really don’t care.
But I can see where you’re coming from. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that it is in no way offensive, because it was, and you have the right to your opinion.
People that think like that are just the most infuriating to me.
It’s what I think.
Thanks to the wonders of: The INTERNET!
Well there’s only one more prophecy to be fulfilled.
Right after I turn 19.
Haha no worries! Thank you very much! :D
I like your input, though I would say, “All religion is mythology.”
Don’t they all?
Seriously though they do.