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Graduate Recites Pledge As ‘One Nation Under Allah’ Here’s How To Make Sure That Never Happens

People got angry when the student leading the Pledge of Allegiance substituted one nation under Allah for one nation under God.

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Recently, many people went crazy when a student of Justice High School in Fairfax, Virginia, led the attendees at the graduation ceremony in the Pledge of Allegiance. When the student got to the part about “one nation under God,” she said, instead, “one nation under Allah.” Per the school district, her adlib was apparently made without any permission from school officials. Many people outside the school were upset about the student’s words as I was. But my disagreement was for a different reason.

Most of the “freak out” about the substitution of Allah for God was because of the belief that Allah is not the same God as the Judeo-Christian one.

My upset was based on the fact that she was tasked with leading the Pledge of Allegiance, the words of which were set by a joint resolution of Congress. In other words, the student didn’t do the job for which she was tasked.

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I can’t speak for Christian views, but in Jewish Theology, God’s name isn’t God. It’s more like a job description. Just look at what the ten commandments say, “You shall have no other gods before me.” In the Torah, the creator of the universe has real proper names (more than one), all of them referring to the same being. That is why I can write out the word God–it’s not taking the name of God in vain—because it’s not his name.

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Just like Judaism and Christianity, Islam believes there is only one God. Therefore I truly believe that the people who are freaking out because of the substitution of Allah for God because Allah is not the same God as God are over-reacting. The graduate was wrong because she didn’t recite the legal Pledge, not because she believes that God’s name is Allah.

I have a solution to ensure this never happens again. Wouldn’t it solve many of our problems if we changed the word that every faith uses to refer to the Creator of the Universe? If we all referred to God with the same word. If we can change the word mother to “birthing person,” why can’t we change the word, God. If everyone called God the same exact thing, we could concentrate on what God was trying to teach us.

I don’t think using Allah could gain broad acceptance. It has much too much baggage for non-Muslims. Besides, Muslims don’t like it when we infidels use the word. And I don’t think that Muslims would want to use the term, God. It’s English—and would almost be like converting and becoming part of the great Satan (what they call the United States).

I’ve given it some thought and came up with a suggestion for a brand new non-denominational term for the Big Guy in heaven. My Suggestion is Bob.

Bob would be a perfect name for God. First of all, you wouldn’t have to commit to major reformatting of the English print versions of the Bible. Both Bob and God have three letters, so the new name would fit in perfectly. The online versions wouldn’t have to be reformatted either.

Sure the Koran would have to be changed, but we could sell it based on the fact that Bob has two fewer letters than Allah, so the name would save paper and ink costs.

Heck, based on the paper and ink savings, I bet liberals could even be convinced that the switch to Bob will help reverse climate change (since it is really just part of the natural cycle of the Earth and has nothing to do with humans, they will be easily fooled).

one nation under AllahAlso, based on all the crazy things the Democrats are shoving into the infrastructure bill, if there are new bible printing costs, maybe they can be paid by the federal government.

God’s new name would make our maker seem so much more approachable. Bob is such a friendly-sounding name. If we make the change, perhaps we won’t see a Time Magazine cover asking, “is Bob Dead?” And think about the people who have the habit of using the word “Dammit” after the word God. Their favorite expression will no longer be blasphemous since God will have a new name.

You know how the woke types hate words that trigger minorities’ bad feelings? Here’s one group that will be helped by the change, people who suffer from dyslexia. They will no longer be embarrassed by saying to their friends…”I swear to dog,” when they mean ‘I swear to God.” Because Bob is a palindrome, so spelled backward, it is still Bob.

Think about the children. They will feel so much more comfortable going to a house of worship and praying to Bob. It will be so much easier for them to have a personal connection with their deity if he’s named Bob –it’s such a warm-sounding name.

The only objection I can find to the use of Bob is that it is also a common name for people. Things could get a little confusing. For example, human Bobs might start to wonder why every time someone sneezes, they hear someone call out “Bob Bless You,” and the famous Marlon Brando will have to be renamed:

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But as far as I’m concerned, that’s a small price to pay. Besides, there is proof that the humans named Bob really
shouldn’t be confusing. I have two Hispanic friends who are very Catholic and are named Jesus—there is no confusion.

We would have to officially change the words of the Pledge of Allegiance to “one nation under Bob.”

There it is–my case all laid out. In my humble opinion, changing the Big Guy’s title to Bob is a great idea. Some might even call it a Bob-send.

If we can all agree to call God the same thing–maybe–just maybe we can listen to his voice and follow the teaching of the God, Bob, or Allah that is within us all. Perhaps then, all faiths, even the radical ones, will start respecting other people’s beliefs. That may even motivate graduating seniors may follow the official text of the Pledge of Allegiance. And perhaps even our leftist governments will start respecting everyone’s religious beliefs, even if their faith disagrees with their politics on issues such as respecting life.

If everyone used the same word for God, maybe American liberals will realize that Christians are being massacred overseas or Antisemitism here in the United States is a much bigger problem than Islamophobia. If we all referred to the deity the same way, perhaps more people would listen to what it says in the 19th chapter of the book of Leviticus, “love your neighbor as yourself.” I am not a prophet, so I would never profess to know what God is thinking, but deep in my heart, I have the feeling that Bob would prefer it that way.

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Fleeing Texas Democrat Now Facing Arrest Warrant

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Instead of accepting defeat in the state legislature, the Democrats of the Texas statehouse decided that they’d simply whisk themselves away to Washington DC to prevent a vote on an election integrity bill to occur. This was the second time they had pulled a stunt like this in less than a year, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has now said that these lawmakers will be arrested upon their reentry to Texas, and taken to the legislature to make certain that the vote occurs. Now it seems as though members of the Texas GOP are making good on Abbott’s promise. Speaker of the House Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) signed a civil arrest warrant on Monday for State Representative Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio) for his failure to return to the House of Representatives, the Texas Tribune reported. Cortez abandoned his fellow Democrats late last week when he unexpectedly returned to Texas. Cortez claimed he returned to Austin to attempt to engage in a “good faith dialogue” on the matter of House Bill 3, the election law reform bill. After receiving harsh criticism from fellow Democrats for returning to Austin without consulting them, Cortez returned to Washington, D.C. The San Antonio Democrat currently serves as chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee. Speaker Phelan issued a statement saying, in part, that Cortez had “irrevocably broken my trust and the trust of the chamber.” The speaker added that Cortez “represented to me and his fellow members that he wanted to work on policy and find solutions to bring his colleagues back to Texas.” The bill in question has been criticized by Texas Democrats as unfairly prohibitive to communities of color, while the GOP says that the law would simply strengthen the security of the election itself, in an effort to prevent fraud from occurring.

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Liz Cheney Takes Aim at Trump During Opening Statement at Jan 6 Hearing

She’s still claiming this is “nonpartisan”, however.

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The Republican Party has made it very clear that they are not interested in any sort of re-trial of Donald Trump in regard to the events of January 6th, and that any attempt to steer an investigation his direction would be considered bit of partisan tomfoolery on behalf of those who engage in such speculation. Therein lies the problem for the Nancy Pelosi-led special committee on January 6th, in that they can’t afford to be considered a partisan affair, but they are almost certainly itching for a chance to attack the former Commander in Chief. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republicans involved in the current probe, wasted no time in going there on Tuesday, however. “The American people deserve the full and open testimony of every person with knowledge of the planning and preparation for January 6th,” Cheney said in her opening statement. The Wyoming Republican has gone on record for criticizing her GOP colleagues for supporting the former president — whom many say incited his supporters to attack the Capitol — and undermining an investigation into the events of Jan. 6. She was voted out of her role as chair of the House Republican Conference in May as a result. And then… “We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the White House – every phone call, every conversation, every meeting leading up to, during, and after the attack. Honorable men and women have an obligation to step forward,” Cheney said. Tuesday’s hearing featured the testimony of a number of police officers who were involved in attempting to stop the insurrection that occurred that day, and set the tone for a heated and lengthy probe to come.

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