Monday, June 27, 2011

Why Those Two Words Matter

Why Those Two Words Matter
"under God"

In a blog posting, Fr. Robert Barron from Chicago notes:

"One wonders whom the producers of the U.S. Open broadcast were trying to impress or not to offend when they excised the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Of course, by not offending, they managed to do violence to the words of the pledge.
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"And though it might not be immediately apparent, this is no small thing. The claim that we are a nation 'under God' is an affirmation that we stand opposed to tyrannies of all stripes. What creates a tyrant is the assumption that he and his policies are beyond criticism, because his will is the criterion of truth."

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