The Pledge of Allegiance: Childhood vs. Adulthood (Miniblog #109)
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Amen.
The Pledge of Allegiance now at 27:
I pledge allegiance to Christ and His Kingdom alone, not to the flag of the United States of America. Although I think republicanism is the best form of government and truly love and am blessed to live within this particular republic for which the flag stands, I cannot shake the conviction that nationalism is unbiblical. Similarly, I cannot in good conscience affirm the underlying philosophy of theocracy or caeseropapism necessary to claim we are, or ever have been, genuinely under God. Not only does the Civil War make the indivisible claim subject to scrutiny, the fact that no geo-political body has lasted indefinitely causes me to believe this too shall pass. And while I certainly believe liberty and justice are virtuous ideals to which we should continue to aspire, a high school education should evidence that this clearly has never been the reality. Amen?
It would seem I’ve lost my childhood innocence.