Now all that is left is that pesky Pledge of Allegiance. The original version was published on October 11, 1892 and the current version was published on June 14, 1954.

The words to the current Pledge of Allegiance are:
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.

Now, I will not say that the entire Pledge is wrong. Just one section bugs me; ‘Under God’. I am just looking to take ‘God’ out of the Pledge.

Here is my idea:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
Of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands:
One Nation under the present government, indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.

Now tell me, my Atheist friends, does that seem like a better pledge, than the current?
Tell me your ideas for a new pledge; Hell, we could have a contest, no?
We are making headway people! Let’s continue to spread Enlightenment to the ignorant and crush ‘Theism’.

Viva Atheism

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Comment by Andrew Lafont on October 17, 2009 at 2:17pm
Dear Atheist Nexus,

I have found only a video link of Thunderf00t's video from September 30, 2009. It features Glenn Beck showing a graphic video on a murder and then, he blames it on the 'In God We Trust' that has been taken off some United States dollars.

I will add the link into my comment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMwZ76QB7uk&feature=channel

I apologize for any inconvenience I might have shown in this blog post. Therefore I shall take off my statement of the dollar bill: "Rejoice people of Atheist Nexus, the latest dollar bill to be printed will no long have ‘In God We Trust’ written on it." Until I can find some data for the dollar bill no longer containing the phrase "In God We Trust", or until I have made the necessary changes to this blog.

Again I apologize.

Andrew.

Viva Atheism!
Comment by katalyzt on October 17, 2009 at 1:05am
"Rejoice people of Atheist Nexus, the latest dollar bill to be printed will no long have ‘In God We Trust’ written on it. Huzzah!!" Could you post a link to verify this claim?

Katalyzt
Comment by Michelle on October 16, 2009 at 11:06pm
I think the original poem was fantastic. The changes were ridiculous and insulting. Moreover, I do not wish to change the words of the national anthem because I disagree with them, it was accepted as written and the pledge should be accepted as written as well. Art is not a committee project.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on October 16, 2009 at 9:58pm
The original poem by Bellamy was written that way (he was a minister and he didn't deem it necessary to insert god). The pledge also read "I pledge allegiance to MY flag...."

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