As an American who sometimes ruminates on the role of God in our society, I find the debate over the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools interesting. I can’t separate whether I’m okay with the pledge because it does not violate constitutional separation of church and state or because I believe that it is in fact God’s authority that really provides inalienable rights. If it’s the former, then I don’t really have a problem. However, if it’s the lattter and “one nation under God” is fine with me personally, then I shouldn’t be okay with it as a government supported directive. What I found most interesting about this NYTimes article is the way in which religious groups fall on both sides of the debate.
My parents always told me that the company you keep says something about you. What does that say about those who keep the company of Attorney General Ashcroft. Krugman has a thing or two to say about a “Travesty of Justice.”
istanbul Originally uploaded by سامراء. A procession marking the martyrdom of Imam Husayn in Turkey, a predominately Sunni nation.
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