The great misunderstanding of “One Nation Under God”
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The single greatest misinformation piece of American History.
The first thing that is misunderstood is the source of the statement. it is not the Constitution. It is not the Declaration of Independence. It is a pledge written in 1892…over 100 years after we were founded as a country.
The second thing that is misunderstood is that it was written by the government, by an elected official, or even commissioned in any formal manner. Not it is an “Op Ed” piece. Ed Bellamy was a Baptist minister who wrote it for observance of Columbus Day.
The third thing that is misunderstood is that Ed Bellamy was a Christian Socialist. A long dead idea that Christians should form a government that mirrors the bible. (Don’t for one second believe that Republicans OR Democrats are trying to form a government based on the Bible)
Lastly, and most importantly….It was stated “Under God” because at that time the idea of freedom of religion was held sacred by all Americans. It was not spoken that America was a Christian country. It was a country of freedom.
So next time you hear a Christian tell you that our government is “one nation under Jesus”, or shows you a picture like these:
…..simply smile at them. Saying anything to these cult following zombies is a waste of breath. Just smile and know that you are educated, liberated, and known the hearts of your founding fathers.