Originally created 03/31/04

Whose God will be in the pledge?



Here you go again, trying to maintain a fiction, that "under God" belongs in the Pledge of Allegiance (editorial, "Our fork in the road," March 24). It was not there when the pledge was originally written by Francis Bellamy.

The words "under God" were added, when Eisenhower was president in 1954. Mr. Jay Sekulow can't strip those words if they were not in there when originally written.

If you whish to leave "under God" in the pledge, do you mean Buddhist God? Allah? Confucius?

I was introduced to the pledge long before any additions were made, and it is difficult to stop and add those two words in.

All you are trying to do is make your God bigger than anyone else's. It sounds like a beer party, where the drunker one gets, shouts that his God is better than yours.

Kind of childish, isn't it?

Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.