Letter: No need to change the pledgePublished 9:08am Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This is in reply to the local veteran who submitted the negative letter to the editor about the Pledge of Allegiance published on Oct. 17, titled “Pledge allegiance to the flag, not to a god.”
I don’t know the statistics, but I’m sure the atheists are in the minority. If they don’t wish to partake in the Pledge of Allegiance, they don’t have to, but why ruin it for those who do believe in the Supreme Being?
Our forefathers established this pledge, and we have been using it for years. I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t believe in God. The majority of us would rather hope for being reunited with the saints in heaven and praising and thanking God for all our many freedoms and blessings. I thank God for the outcome of any war, not a few atheists who were only doing their duty like any other soldier, atheist or not.
As far as I know, all veterans are praised for their service, and all are given equal benefits, and all are entitled to their own beliefs.
Thanks for a voice,
Life-long resident of Austin, Minnesota, USA
PS: This is a great city, a great state and a great nation —but none are greater than the God who made them!