Wednesday, March 24, 2004

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of God showing up in the Pledge of Allegiance. Now that I think of it, I'm not a huge fan of anything with the word "allegiance" in there; sounds a little Nazi-esque. Still, I don't get all that bent out of shape over the Pledge, just because there are so many other areas where the government promotes religion in a more blatant manner. It's like Marth Stewart; sure, she's a crook (not to mention a bitch), but there are bigger fish we should be frying (to use language Martha would appreciate).

Things like "under god" and "in god we trust" are all indicative of just how we view religion in this country. Church and state are separate, wink, wink. It's pretty clear that this is a Christian nation and a Christian government, and our leaders are never really ashamed to show that fact off. It'd be nice to clean all of that shit out, from "under god" to tax exemption for the church to the head of our government saying that god chose him to be president. None of that's going to happen so long as religion continues to A) have power over the weak-minded and B) lots of fucking money.

As a side note, I'd love to hear Scalia's excuse for recusing himself from this case while he still continues to refuse to do the same in the Cheney case.

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