Skip to comments.Dr Pepper Responds to Consumers Regarding its Patriot Can [missing "Under God?"]
Posted on 02/09/2002 2:30:04 PM PST by RonDog
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Funny you should mention that. A few months ago there was an outcry on FR about an old Looney Tunes short wherein Porky Pig recites the pre-1954 pledge. Even though he was old enough to know better, he swore that the short had been reedited to remove the words "under God". Others insisted the same thing.
The 'Pledge of Allegiance' WAS NOT on the Dr. Pepper can with the words 'under God' removed... The entire plege of allegiance was removed- and only a very words whose meaning would be immediately apparent to all...SHEEESH you KNEE-JERKERS HERE are getting annoying...
It may have eventually been used that way, but think about this: you are an archaic Homo sapiens-type of creature walking with your little tribe during a summer afternoon in what we now refer to as Bavaria. The sky darkens...streaks of yellow light cut the grey and loud, booming noises also come from above; a few minutes later torrents of water are on you.
Sir--no one can now talk you out of a belief in a Higher Power. I submit tht scenes such as this happened all over Asia, the Americas, etc., etc. to bring out the beliefs and fears that would eventually be molded into modern deities.
As am I; you sum this one up quite well.
And, in defense of those foolish enough to attack the folks at Dr Pepper wthout first independently verifying the FACTS, please consider that:
1 - The garbled account of what DPSU actually printed on their cans came from relatively trustworthy sources,
2 - In today's "politically correct" environment, the "Pledge mutilation" very easily COULD HAVE happened as alleged, and
3 - Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. in fact DID run - as some of the same "knee-jerkers" have charged - a television commercial in which the primary character "humorously" exposed himself in public.
The folks at "Internet Infidels" are promoting a campaign to THANK Dr Pepper for printing on their cans the full text of the "original Pledge!"
PRIOR TO this thread, none of the reports about this that I read had the facts right, and MOST either implied (or stated outright) that ONLY the two words "under God" were deleted, and that substantially the FULL TEXT of the rest of the Pledge was printed on the cans.
That, as it happens, was NOT true.
YOUR FReep had the benefit of STARTING WITH a much more accurate exposition of the problem, thanks to you and Merc! ;)
Obviously, my communication skills are not yet as finely honed as I had imagined. ;)
You were one of MANY here who believed me to be a simple-minded buffoon for not being able to grasp the concept - masterfully presented by the author of this thread! - that the Dr Pepper protest was (to a great extent) misguided, once you know all the facts.
The burden of communicating effectively lies primarily with the SENDER, and I was in error.
To the lack of republic for which they stand,
with bull whips and burkas for all.
Surely you jest! Don't you know that every good thing you do is of God alone, but all the bad is totally your fault; at least that is what Calvinists you believe even though that acted was predestined by God. As stupid as this sounds, it is exactly what some Freeper Calvinists would have you believe.
No, I think that it is a good thing they tried to honor the country. It is just that their excuse is a lie.
96 posted on 2/9/02 6:32 PM Pacific by rwfromkansas [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]
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Not if it is part of unifying the country..."this nation under God." Now, if it was intended to make money off of of mentioning God....that would be horrendously evil.
97 posted on 2/9/02 6:37 PM Pacific by rwfromkansas
Proof that you would be critical of Dr. Pepper whether they included a mention of God or left it out. Based on your position, they should have done nothing.