It's a sign of the times. We are living in a country where a judge rules that "under God" in the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional.
Maybe we will soon have to turn in our money and exchange it for another one that does not say "In God we trust".
I can't believe it but it is true:
"U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton (search) ruled that the pledge's reference to one nation "under God" violates school children's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God." The judge has granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court."The lawsuit was brought by an atheist in California and will likely end up in the Supreme Court again.
The Congress starts everyday with a prayer. Every president concludes his remarks with "God bless the United States of America".
Can we stop debating this?
The pledge of allegiance is not a denominational prayer and it does not conflict with the first amendment.