Wow...so people are boycotting Pepsi because they chose not to add the words "under god" in it?
Between 1924 and 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance was worded:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
In 1954, during the McCarthy era and communism scare, Congress passed a bill, which was signed into law, to add the words "under God." The current Pledge 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."
The Pledge is recited, on average, tens of millions of times a day -- largely by students in schools across America.
Senator McCarthy added in those two words simply out of the fact that he and other people were scared to Communism. If you haven't heard of the McCarthy Era, go watch the movie "Good Night and Good Luck"...it's a really good movie.
Back to the topic...
That's pretty ridiculous how people are boycotting it just because Pepsi chose to be polictically correct. It's a drink for goodness sakes...not the Bible. Patriotism has nothing to do with God. Those two words were originally added into the alliegence simply because some stupid Senator from Wisconsin thought that everyone would become Red. Yeah, like how people say that other countries violate people's natural rights and their freedom of religion...the damn US sometimes doesn't even realize they're frickin' hypocrites.
Originally Posted by recon 16
ah another fine god-loving american citizen. thanks for loving god.
Ahh, so let me get this right.
You think that we have to "love God" just to be an American citizen? It's amazing how ridiculous religion gets...just ridiculous. So just because I'm an Athiest, I can't be a true American citizen?
And no, you didn't directly say that, but you implied it. If you didn't mean for it to come out that way, then I have no idea what else you're talking about.