For Heaven's Sake by Mike Morgan

For Heaven's Sake

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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 10 months ago

    In God we trust. Enjoy your Fourth, my fellow theists.

  2. Ken Cowan

    Ken Cowan GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    If only I didn’t recall when “under God” wasn’t in the pledge…as in before 1955. Oh well. Fanatics gotta have their way, i guess.

  3. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Ken Cowan

    All of us are fanatics, one way or another.

  4. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Sigh, were did he go? I really miss the old boy. Remember when it was just the Testament and not the old Testament. Nothing was ambiguous back then. Didn’t need middlemen to twist and beneficially interpret God’s will for you. Boy oh boy, talk about in your face and keeping it real. One world and one God and one set of rules for everyone. Looking at the sorry state this world is in now, makes you start to think that maybe those really were the best of times.

  5. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Well, I’m a Christian, and I’m disgusted. Treason, jingoism, and spiritual pride all in one convenient package.

    The Pledge of Allegiance was created as a publicity stunt for a long-discontinued magazine (“Youth’s Companion”). It was written by a socialist who wanted to include the words “equality” and “fraternity”, but felt he had to leave them out because they wouldn’t be accepted in America. The words “under God” were inserted sixty years later, and were justified at the time on the basis of the obscene lie that America is the only nation that believes in God. They were also intruded in such a way as to disfigure and largely vitiate the original phrase “one nation indivisible”, which I’m sure greatly pleased the Sons of the Confederacy in those days of Brown v. Board of Education.

    I suppose I should at least be happy that the Pledge crushed the blasphemous “American’s Creed”, in public, anyway.

  6. Iwa Iniki

    Iwa Iniki GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, our God.

  7. t0c

    t0c said, 10 months ago

    @rmacprivate

    When and where was this? Because, as a voracious reader of history (among other subjects), I can’t think of any time or place where your description was actually true.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Our Founders understood the folly of having church and state together so they kept them apart. Only now they are linked more closely than ever before and it is dangerous to us all.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Our motto was, “E pluribus unum” out of many one. Only in the Red Baiting 1950’s was it changed to “In God We Trust.” Anathema to our founding principles.

  10. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, 10 months ago

    Putting in “under god” was a knee jerk response to McCarthyism.

    “In god we trust” as the supposed national motto originated with Francis Scott Key when he wrote his poem during the War of 1812 Originally it was added to money during the Civil War.

    For myself, i don’t care (and by the way – I pledge allegiance to the USA – that stars and stripes banner is a cloth symbol. I don’t remember ANYTHING about a deity when I swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution, oh so many years ago.)

    Various attempts to try to turn the US into a theocracy have been met head-on by those more “liberal” and rejected.

  11. bmonk

    bmonk said, 10 months ago

    @aircraft-engineer

    I’ve always found it interesting that “In God we trust” began to be added to the money (a 2¢ coin was first) soon after unbacked “Greenbacks” were issued. They say there is no link, but . . .

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