Taken from a Facebook thread:
Poster: Don't buy the patriotic PEPSI with pictures of the Empire State building and the Pledge of Allegiance on it. Pepsi omitted "UNDER GOD." as not to offend anyone. Don't buy them, Pepsi won't be offended when they don't receive our money that has the words,"IN GOD WE TRUST" on it! (for fffs sake i can't stand Pepsi anyway but if those who believe In God don't buy, MAYBE for once the majority will be counted!)
Me: "under God" was added to the pledge of allegiance in the '50's. The original writing had it omitted as well.
Poster: i know the history... just tired of petty people and the whole pc thing and removing God from everything offends a great mass of people, if a school has 500 religious persons but 10 complain about prayer they take it out , what kinna math is that lol. so where are our rights not to be offended;/
Me: And on the other side of it, I find it just as annoying to have God shoved down my throat everywhere I go. No matter how flat you make a pancake it still has two sides.
Someone Else: yeh but those are our rights to belive in what we want and american free so why take god away and our ten commands to let them be where they have been for years nomatter how hard youll try to get rite of god he his more powerful you are me have you not lived in his miricals you live in it everyday so deal with it he well be here when where gone god is great and he well always be that
Me: Yeah. Great. You believe in god and think he's the be-all, end-all of everything. I DON'T. So why must I be inundated with how great you think he is when I have other beliefs I can't even mention or talk about because I'll be told I'm going to hell (which I don't believe in) because I BELIEVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN YOU!????
Why can't we all just get along? You believe in God, I don't. How does that make you any better a person? How does that make me less of a person? What works for me may or may not work for you I get that and can respect that. Why can't you? I am NOT going to go to hell because I don't believe the same thing you do. As a matter of fact I don't believe that heaven and hell exist. But that's ME. I DO NOT go around slamming people and telling them they're horrible just because they believe differently than me, why can't you do the same?
*sigh* I could go on and on, but I've got a feeling what I've already said is going to just start a fight as is.
Can't we all just get along and allow others to think and believe as they wish?
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