Doing The Pledge of Allegiance every school day for 4 or 5 years is one of those things that don’t seem strange when you’re young
But then you get older and you realized “yeah, swearing your allegiance to a flag for about 200+ days out of 365 day year in unity with other small children is without a doubt a creepy as fuck activity”
wait is that actually a thing american schoolchildren do what the fuck
but you’re not swearing allegiance to the flag itself, you are swearing allegiance to the symbolism behind the flag: freedom, equality, etc. As a child, every day, you are verbally committing yourself to the “mission statement” of the United States. Even if you don’t believe in the mission statement itself, by standing you are expressing thanks and respect for those who have died in order to protect that mission statement.
Anonymous said: Anti-religion? This site? Hell no. This site'll bend over backwards to give every religion in existence a brand new, shiny PC, SJW-approved interpretation of its scriptures ('Jesus approved of gay marriage!' 'Moses was anti-slavery!' 'Mohammed wanted free healthcare!'). I've seen a lot more animosity towards atheists on tumblr than towards religious folk, or religion in general.
You must be on a different side of tumblr than me, because the only posts regarding religion I’ve seen recently are “If you’re still allowing yourself to be brainwashed by religion, then you’re literally stupid.” and “Religion is what’s wrong with society”.
-the Polish one