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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: Admin Moderator
The guy/gal was a kook.
351 posted on 03/14/2003 10:39:48 PM PST by concerned about politics (Saddam needs a check up from the neck up.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I see. Thanks for the insight and thanks for responding.
352 posted on 03/14/2003 10:46:26 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: concerned about politics
On a similar note, check out #4:

http://www.mrc.org/printer/cyberalerts/2003/cyb20030314pf.asp
353 posted on 03/14/2003 10:53:33 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered....)
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To: LalahLand
You'll be needing titanium underwear...
354 posted on 03/14/2003 11:25:36 PM PST by DAnconia55
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To: Senator Pardek
Great post.....

subtlety is so underrated.

355 posted on 03/14/2003 11:58:08 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: pacpam
tenents of Jehovah Witness

exactly - we have a winner - I was wondering if anyone would make the connection.

This goof seems to think that respect and honor are the same as worship -

I respect and honor these United States of America by supporting it when challenged

I worship Jesus Christ as my personal savior and redeemer.

Theres a big difference and your comment indicates to me that you are aware of that-

Blessings to all here who recognize that

356 posted on 03/15/2003 4:12:22 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: LalahLand
Sigh..................it's folks like you that give our faith a bad name. Just..........shut............up.
357 posted on 03/15/2003 4:14:49 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: LalahLand
Look at the “keywords.” Probably not so much an idiot as a chemically driven (drug addicted/induced) schizophrenic, (perhaps an “early burn out”.) This is someone beyond just bad thought process. This is someone with some messed up wiring and/or some synapses are not firing correctly. (That’s a clinical as I can get at 7:00 AM)

Be well.
358 posted on 03/15/2003 4:30:04 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: TaxRelief
What? A shaved cat? Should have gotten it a tribal tattoo....
359 posted on 03/15/2003 4:32:09 AM PST by freebilly (I think they've misunderestimated us....)
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To: freebilly
Man, this thread is still here? Mysterious sometimes is the mind of ZOT.
360 posted on 03/15/2003 7:01:43 AM PST by strela ("a' poppin' off at Pop's Sodium Shop")
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To: LalahLand
That's your opinion...not fact.
361 posted on 03/15/2003 11:31:21 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: LalahLand
Perhaps you forgot the "Under God" part of the pledge..

Under, below, beneath, inferior to.. Less than with regard to..

You know, "under" God.

362 posted on 03/15/2003 11:45:42 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Yes, there is sexual tension between Sammy & Frodo.)
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ha ha. since this thread was so long, I figured the poster must be an old timer, and hadn't been banned.

I was about to say "lucky for you you aren't new...or you'd be banned by now"


363 posted on 03/15/2003 11:58:22 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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364 posted on 03/16/2003 12:01:41 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: strela
This thread should always be around. The best laugh I've had in a week!!
365 posted on 03/16/2003 7:11:33 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief
Quite so. I just love playing with 'em.
366 posted on 03/16/2003 7:49:49 PM PST by strela ("a' poppin' off at Pop's Sodium Shop")
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To: LalahLand
bump
367 posted on 03/16/2003 9:20:32 PM PST by Maedhros (They haif said. Quhat say they? Let thame say.)
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To: LalahLand
LalahLand signed up 2003-03-15.
This account has been banned.
368 posted on 03/17/2003 2:07:08 PM PST by weegee (McCarthy was right - Fight the Red Menace)
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To: LalahLand
I am Christian, but do not subscribe to the Jimmy Carter buffet style (I'll take a little of this, and a little of that...just what suits me) clap-trap that you do....YOU worship your LIBERAL ideology.
369 posted on 03/17/2003 2:14:57 PM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Impeach the Boy
300 something posts and was there a reply from lalahland?
370 posted on 03/17/2003 2:16:40 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
What a fitting name: "lalaland"!!!!!! Some people (and sometimes I am included I suppose) just invite a bloody nose.
371 posted on 03/17/2003 2:18:59 PM PST by Moby Grape
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To: LalahLand
With your head up your arse, how could you possibly think outside the box.
372 posted on 03/17/2003 2:20:31 PM PST by ohioman
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
What a fitting name: "lalaland"!!!!!! Some people (and sometimes I am included I suppose) just invite a bloody nose.
373 posted on 03/17/2003 2:21:02 PM PST by Moby Grape
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To: jbstrick
I sacrifice goats to it too.
374 posted on 03/17/2003 2:21:07 PM PST by Frapster (*cough*)
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To: LalahLand
The banned poster LalahLand is not an idiot, even if he is a heretic. He simply follows the usual protestant method of assuming that the English translation of the Holy Scriptures he has at hand is an axiom system whose terms are defined in a standard English dictionary. Reasoning that way, a reasonable case can be made that the American flag is an idol (though it doesn't seem to be a graven image (eidolon) of anything in heaven or on earth, unless you count the stars).

Of course, as an Orthodox Christian, I know perfectly well that the Holy Scriptures must be approached differently, and that neither the flag, nor even the images of Presidents or Emperors on coinage, nor the Holy Icons are idols.

375 posted on 03/17/2003 2:24:32 PM PST by The_Reader_David
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To: Stefan Stackhouse
Which is why, when people burn a flag, some in the U.S. call it desecrating the flag.
376 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:27 AM PST by berserker
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To: LalahLand
Go back to your "home"land....you're a putz!
377 posted on 03/19/2003 7:12:51 AM PST by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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