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  •  I always found it too weird say it in public. (0+ / 0-)

    When I was growing up in the fifties, I was taught that one's religious (and political) sentiments should be kept private. For that reason, even when we were members of a Baptist church in the South--until I saw some extremely unChristian behavior at the First Baptist Church of Atlanta during the Civil Rights movement and got as far away from the church as I could as soon as I was out on my own--I always used the "under God" part as an excuse to take a deep breath so I could say the last words loudly, "indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!" It worked out well that way.

    But to this day, I do find it kind of obscene to say "under God" in the pledge, even for those who are super-Christians.

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