Is the Christian Pledge of Allegiance plagiarized from the American Pledge of Allegiance?
Who claims authorship of the "Christian Pledge of Allegiance"? No
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In 1892, a minister named Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge (which means a promise or a vow) of Allegiance (which means loyalty or faithfulness) in order to promote patriotism,… love of country and respect for the flag. It was originally designed for schools, to be taught to children. In the original version, it said nothing about God. In fact, it was meant to be concise and not take very long to say. It was also not said with the hand on the heart, but with a salute. Here is what Rev. Bellamy wrote: " I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." But as time went by, several changes were made to the pledge. The last one occurred during the early 1950s, an era of McCarthyism and the Cold War, when the words "under God" were added to show that America is a God-fearing nation, as opposed to the Soviet Union, our enemy of that time, which espoused a belief in atheism. Today, the pledge, which is said with the hand over the heart, reads: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
Those who do say it do so because they believe you should expressyour loyalty to your country - every day, in the case of schoolchildren. . Those who don't say it do so for …many reasons:. 1. Meaning lost in endless repetition, no explanation given, nohistory provided. 2. Comprises an ideological viewpoint that is forced on little kidsby authorities to whom they are dependent. 3. The two above, taken together, is the definition ofbrainwashing. 4. The absurdity of having to repeat a pledge daily that apparentlyis only good for 24 hours. 5. The conforming routine of it, which makes you feel like abrain-dead robot sheep as opposed to a citizen of a free countrywho enjoys individual liberty. 6. Subordinates the people to the government, which we are told ongood authority was created by us, with allegiance to us, not us toit. 7. Exalts nationalism over federalism contrary to the basicprinciples of our Republic. Subsuming states and individual rightsto central government is a necessary pre-requisite for acentralized, socialist government to gain traction. This was anexplicit goal of Francis Bellamy, the socialist author of the PofA. 8. Encourages jingoism. Antagonistic tribalism. No other countrieshave their citizens swear a loyalty oath to their government(except Mexico and the Philippines, mimicking the U.S). 9. Concocted by a company that sold flags as part of a plan tocompel schools to buy more flags while instilling socialist-stylenationalism in American children. 10. Unsavory connection with Nazis. The Pledge originally featuredthe Nazi-style salute. In fact, Hitler got it from the Italianfascists who much admired, that's right, kids in America doing itwhile saying the Pledge. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute(Man, if that doesn't give you chills) 11. Is patriotic lip-service in place of, even at the expense of,actual civic engagement and action. (Symbolic patriotism) 12. Is uncritical patriotism at the expense of maintainingoversight over government. (Blind patriotism) 13. Considered by many Christians idolatry, taking the name of Godin vain, swearing oaths, serving two masters. 14. Divides the nation (and the classroom) along religious lines.Only those represented by the Judeo-Christian "God" need apply aspatriots (Ironic that "under God", comes right before"indivisible.") 15. Is hypocritical on the part of adults, bullying little kidsinto doing something that adults themselves don't do. (You say thePledge every day, do you, and on a government mandated schedule?) 16. And last, but not least, pledging allegiance to a flag is juststupid..
the pledge if allegiance is a way to symbolize the way that we respect our countrywith loyalty, devotion, and faithfullness.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America andto the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God,indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The is a Pledge of Allegiance because it shows the patriotic prideof Americans. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer part of thedaily curriculum in United States schools.
It emphasizes common goals, heritage and national pride A pledge of allegiance in any country is a political ploy. The thing that unites the people of any country is their fe…ar of the cultures of other country's being forced upon them. It is like saying how does being forced to recite the Lords prayer every morning before school make you more Christian.
to show the liberty and unity of our nation. to show the liberty and unity of our nation
It is our respect for our nation to help us be a stronger world andto build up our nation! It reaffirms our love of country.
I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believ…e.
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who bel…ieve.
It expresses their loyalty to their flag and their liberty,justice, and independence
what is the pledge of allegiance about
Never defined, which makes the Pledge all the more confusing tolittle children.
you don't sing you say it if you really didn't know that you must not say it a lot
my pledge is to laugh at denver and jason while they drink camel urine and go human centipede on there pets and family members.
The Pledge of Allegia nce is capitalized because it is a proper nou n. It is a name of the US expressio n of loyalty.