"Under God" vs. "Siddhartha"

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    OK..... here's the deal....

    We all know that the Pledge of Allegiance is under attack by the ACLU because it contains the word "under God", which has been declared "religious coercion" by some judge.....

    Meanwhile, my son comes home with a book assignment, "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse.... which is the story of the Buddha and how he gained enlightenment (which I also read as a kid, and I can tell you that it is based on Buddhist Scripture)....

    So why isn't this considered religious coercion?

    Enquiring Minds would like to know!
     
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    Hesse is a well respected writer. Anything he wrote is worth reading, regardless of subject matter. He wrote about several different religions. Similarly if your son studies art history, hopefully he will be exposed to works by Caravaggio, Leonardo and Michelangelo with subjects such as madonna and child, the pieta and the last supper. Hopefully he'll also see sculptures depicting the Greek and Roman gods.

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    I took a Bible Class while in Public High School were they attempting to coerce me into Christianity?

    Learning about cultures will often include religions as well, we also learned about Islam, Hindu, and Buddhism in that same Public High School.
     
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    I'm not against learning about other cultures, or even religions, to the contrary...

    But I wonder if they showed "The 10 Commandments" at school (in order to learn about the Passover).... what the ACLU would have to say about it....

    The point I'm trying to make is that when it's Christianity or Judaism that is the target, there is a separation of church and state issue raised. But other, non-Western religions seem to be getting a pass....
     
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    It's not about "religion." It's about race. Jesus is revered by whites. Buddha is revered by non-whites. That's all you need to know. I suppose I could tell you a different story, but I'd be blowing sunshine up your skirt. The War Against Christianity isn't a war against Christ, the Bible or any of that. It's part of the war against traditional white America.

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    Um....You're right about the avatar. Very classy.
     
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    The war against traditional white America?
     
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    Yeah, I wonder what traditional white America means anyway? Wonder Bread, Twinkies, Wayne Newton, I Love Lucy, etc?
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    I can say THIS ... you ARE consistent.

    The war against Christianity by those who call themselves secular is NOT your perceived war against traditional white America.

    Those who do not wish to be hampered by a set of rules that says their immoral behavior is wrong, or see themselves as intellectual, scientific geniuses who have proven in their own minds there is no God attack Christianity.

    Those who attack white America are no better than those who attack diverse America. It's racism, plain and simple.
     
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    "It's not about "religion." It's about race. Jesus is revered by whites. Buddha is revered by non-whites. That's all you need to know."

    I didn't know that I wasn't white...

    Wow, thanks for telling me Willy!
     

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