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TO MY FELLOW CHRISTIANS: THE FLAG IS AN IDOL!
Flag Or The Cross? ^

Posted on 03/14/2003 8:03:57 PM PST by LalahLand

I am curious to find out why some of my fellow Christians still recite the pledge of allegiance. When you "pledge your allegiance" to an inanimate object you are basically worshipping that object. Am I missing something here? Why do some of us choose to salute and break one of the most important commandments? Shouldn't our pledge of allegiance be to God, and not a piece of cloth? The pledge of allegiance to the flag basically states that we will (blindly) support the flag and the actions of our government without question. That is the very essence of what idolatry is all about! Please check out the attached article.

idol SYLLABICATION: i·dol PRONUNCIATION: AUDIO: dl KEY NOUN: 1a. An image used as an object of worship. b. A false god. 2. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.

idolatry SYLLABICATION: i·dol·a·try PRONUNCIATION: AUDIO: -dl-tr KEY NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. i·dol·a·tries 1. Worship of idols. 2. Blind or excessive devotion to something.


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To: inprayer
Welcome to FR. BTW, you did just fine. :-)
301 posted on 03/14/2003 9:39:49 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Robert_Paulson2
What LaLahLand failed to consider is that to be 'one nation under God' it means we are under His word - a land of righteous people trying our best to do His work...

But, maybe that's just me...
302 posted on 03/14/2003 9:41:00 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: Maedhros
He/she might have been ok if they laid low for awhile, but they went off and posted another vanity thread. That's ZOT! time.
303 posted on 03/14/2003 9:41:01 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Chad Fairbanks
"But, maybe that's just me..."

You did fine... that guy/gal had an "agenda" -- probably will report back to his "church" on Sunday about how he "spread the Truth" to us pagans here.

304 posted on 03/14/2003 9:42:31 PM PST by bcoffey
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To: Brett66
TO MY FELLOW CHRISTIANS: THE FLAG IS AN IDOL!

Thank You All,
The Staff at CNN

305 posted on 03/14/2003 9:42:31 PM PST by concerned about politics (Saddam needs a check up from the neck up.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
AMEN
306 posted on 03/14/2003 9:42:53 PM PST by mrsalty
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To: bcoffey
"church" being used loosely... VERY loosely... :0)
307 posted on 03/14/2003 9:44:35 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: Admin Moderator

308 posted on 03/14/2003 9:45:00 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Admin Moderator
LLL-Reincarnated signed up 2003-03-15.

I think LaLaLand is coming back
309 posted on 03/14/2003 9:45:29 PM PST by evolved_rage (Davis is a POS!!!)
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To: Brett66
"He/she might have been ok if they laid low for awhile, but they went off and posted another vanity thread. That's ZOT! time."

I've been trolling over at DU for well over a year and have racked up over 1000 posts. I built up my liberal "credentials" before I started having fun with them.

Liberals don't seem to be able to do the conservative shtick right. They play up the hyperbole and expose themselves too easily.

310 posted on 03/14/2003 9:45:45 PM PST by TonyBanks
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To: LalahLand
It is precisely because of that phrase "under God" that Christians can in perfectly good conscience pledge their allegiance to the flag. The phrase "under God" affirms that our allegiance to God takes priority over our allegiance to our country and its flag. Remove this little phrase, and Christians would indeed have trouble with the flag pledge.
311 posted on 03/14/2003 9:45:53 PM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: Brett66; mrsalty
Ah yes. The 'Big Pointy Teeth' I mentioned...
312 posted on 03/14/2003 9:45:53 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: Brett66
Now a nuclear wabbit
313 posted on 03/14/2003 9:46:06 PM PST by mrsalty
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To: bcoffey
ROFLMBO.

Now seriesly, I axed lala a question and I'd like a series answer.

ahem

315 posted on 03/14/2003 9:47:57 PM PST by mommadooo3
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To: LLL-Reincarnated
I had heard negative things about his site but I didn't believe that could be the case with a conservative forum.

I believe this is referred to as a 'self-fulfilling prophesy'...

316 posted on 03/14/2003 9:48:24 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: Admin Moderator
Please! What is this girl I want to take you to a gay bar song? Ick, ugh, argh......
317 posted on 03/14/2003 9:48:25 PM PST by tutstar
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To: LLL-Reincarnated

318 posted on 03/14/2003 9:49:08 PM PST by Brett66
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To: LLL-Reincarnated
DUmmy.

I've been trolling at your site(DU) for two years, racked up well over 1000 posts and haven't been caught. You, otoh, get caught on your first day.

Try harder next time.

319 posted on 03/14/2003 9:49:16 PM PST by TonyBanks
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To: LalahLand
Your car can be an Idol so can money so can sex ETC.
YA Dumbass!
320 posted on 03/14/2003 9:50:16 PM PST by right way right (Pray for our Guys! and our President!)
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To: right way right
Was this an "American Idol" thread?? Who Knew...
321 posted on 03/14/2003 9:51:20 PM PST by evolved_rage (Davis is a POS!!!)
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To: TonyBanks
They need better ammo the next time if they are gonna fool a bunch of Freepers
322 posted on 03/14/2003 9:51:32 PM PST by mrsalty
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To: LalahLand
This is so funny the anti-war protester in La Habra tried to make the same point that we treat the flag as idol

The reply is god rules over all and we love our country because it respects that god rules over all

323 posted on 03/14/2003 9:52:20 PM PST by tophat9000
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To: LalahLand
C'mon lala...I'm axing you a SERIES question. have to go to sleep and pledge allegiance with my pillow.
324 posted on 03/14/2003 9:52:37 PM PST by mommadooo3
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To: tutstar
I'm so disappointed. They changed the song :(
325 posted on 03/14/2003 9:54:16 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: LalahLand
My daughter won a writing contest in the 6th grade (3 years ago) in Los Angeles county. 1600 kids entered and she won.
The title was "The flag is the symbol of freedom" The flag is a symbol, not an idol. You are a maroon.
326 posted on 03/14/2003 9:54:32 PM PST by calljack
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To: Admin Moderator
They got nailed by Zepplin's lawyers... so they changed EVERYTHING... Some funny new one's though... Maybe you need to use the 'Sock Monkeys' one from now on LOL

http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/
327 posted on 03/14/2003 9:57:16 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I think this thread was started by a bored Admin Moderator on a slow newsday, just to shake up the troops.

C'mon now, fess up.

328 posted on 03/14/2003 10:02:20 PM PST by TexanToTheCore
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To: calljack
LalahLands website says his church is having a Harvest Fest Floral & Gift Show. Go figure.
329 posted on 03/14/2003 10:02:42 PM PST by concerned about politics (Saddam needs a check up from the neck up.)
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To: tutstar
Click the picture

330 posted on 03/14/2003 10:04:10 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Chad Fairbanks
OH,Man is that ever bad!
331 posted on 03/14/2003 10:04:53 PM PST by right way right (Pray for our Guys! and our President!)
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To: concerned about politics
The way he came back as 'LLL-Reincarnated' means he's going to hell, because Reincarnation not really a christian belief... bwaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha. Ahem. Anyway.
332 posted on 03/14/2003 10:06:11 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: right way right
Yes, but They really like the Moon. But not as much as Cheese and Marmots and Moose...
333 posted on 03/14/2003 10:06:55 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: Chad Fairbanks
LOL - GOOD CATCH! : )
334 posted on 03/14/2003 10:07:13 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Eleven. Exactly. One louder.)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Thank you. (Just don't tell anyone I'm reading 'Zen Guitar'...)
335 posted on 03/14/2003 10:08:26 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: TonyBanks
I don't believe you. Those Brainiacs know a Freeper when they see one. (I have a few in there myself, heehee).


"Someone needs to ask miller what good Bush has done compared to carter
"Im mean carter has spent the last 22 years helping American people in need and permoteing world peace and theres no telling how many lives carter saved doing that..What Bush Done? Ripping off people in a ballpark scam? Beside has former presendents Ford, Reagan, Bush Done anything for public service after thier presidentcy? Nope! I really hope that Mahrs audience has given him a wake up call..We dont like your right wing shtick Dennis!"
336 posted on 03/14/2003 10:08:42 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered....)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
The way he came back as 'LLL-Reincarnated' means he's going to hell, because Reincarnation not really a christian belief... bwaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha. Ahem. Anyway.

AH HA! That's Buddism. No wonder he hates the American flag! (That's Communist Red China, isn't it?)

337 posted on 03/14/2003 10:09:52 PM PST by concerned about politics (Saddam needs a check up from the neck up.)
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To: Admin Moderator
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh---aaaaaa

LOL
That's more like it. thank you
338 posted on 03/14/2003 10:10:36 PM PST by tutstar
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To: LalahLand
God and Country..go pound sand and idolize the UN you little punky weasel. You ain't no Christian.
339 posted on 03/14/2003 10:11:00 PM PST by Porterville (Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Im mean carter has spent the last 22 years helping American people

By giving N.Korea their nuke technology? Gee, thanks a lot for the help, Jimmy!

340 posted on 03/14/2003 10:12:13 PM PST by concerned about politics (Saddam needs a check up from the neck up.)
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To: concerned about politics
For some reason, during this whole thread, I was reminded of an old Firesign Theatre bit where they were singing, 'Pass the Lord, and praise the ammunition...'
341 posted on 03/14/2003 10:13:02 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks ("No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on... oh no...")
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To: JoJo Gunn
On a Welstone DU thread tonight.....

I got home from school like always I liked to as I still do to check out the scene on DU and then I saw the thing about Wellstone. I was really sad so I called my grandmother up and we talked about the man.

Democrat Public school kid?

342 posted on 03/14/2003 10:21:56 PM PST by concerned about politics (Saddam needs a check up from the neck up.)
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To: LalahLand; Admin Moderator
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty!
343 posted on 03/14/2003 10:29:37 PM PST by JimRed (God save Joisey from the RINOS)
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To: mommadooo3

344 posted on 03/14/2003 10:30:29 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: LalahLand
My bible tells me in Colossians 3:5...Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

I could not find a pledge of allegience on that list.

345 posted on 03/14/2003 10:31:17 PM PST by allodialman
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To: LalahLand
You got banned before you signed up. Now that's really in "Lalahland".
346 posted on 03/14/2003 10:32:47 PM PST by Diddley
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To: LalahLand; Admin Moderator
banning your account for this post seems a little ridiculous.
347 posted on 03/14/2003 10:33:12 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Texas_Jarhead
On the contrary. Dusruptors and that's exactly what LLL was, should get banned immediately.
348 posted on 03/14/2003 10:36:27 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Texas_Jarhead
Posted another thread titled:

BIGOTRY IN THE GOP: WHAT CAN WE DO TO END THIS IMAGE? OR DO WE EVEN WANT TO END IT?

349 posted on 03/14/2003 10:37:17 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: concerned about politics
DANG!

I agree. They certainly are shining examples of the publik skewl sistumm. :)
350 posted on 03/14/2003 10:39:42 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered....)
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