Each Monday, I walk Iris to school and watch the start of their "Town Hall" school assembly. They start with the pledge of allegiance to the American flag, sing the Star Spangled Banner and then proceed with the weekly announcements.
I missed last Monday because I was on an airplane headed east. However, the week before that, she told me that she was not happy about the pledge of allegiance. What didn't she like?
She objected to having to say "under god". She said it was not fair to people who believe in more than one god.
Read her father's take On Confederate Flags and the Pledge of Allegiance.
I forgot to mention that Iris decided, as long as she has to believe in something, and that there is no way to prove who is correct until after she dies, then she might as well believe in Greek mythology. It is self worship because she is a Greek goddess. Sounds fair. We make the gods in our own image.
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