"'Under God' didn't enter the pledge until after World War II, after
the oft-called Greatest Generation had proved its values. These men and
women who fought overseas and sacrificed on the home front all grew up
with a passion for their country but none pledged to God every morning
facing the flag when they were school children. It wasn't essential to
the formation of their character, evidently. When I read about civic
battles today to add the name of God or a Ten Commandments to every
public event or venue, I wonder: What is the desired effect to
adding—or blocking—this? Do you have to say 'God' everywhere to know
God? To develop good values?" —USA Today's "Faith & Reason" blogger
Cathy Lynn Grossman [usatoday.com, 12/1/08]
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