The use of the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance make it more of a religious exercise than it should be, which is not at all. Since the first amendment give Americans the freedom of religion, having "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the separation of church and state.
I believe myself that the pledge is not an excersise of religion but more of a ..."favoring" 1 religion.
"Under God" they added this line because people that that Atheist meant communist. So hey, lets add god so we wont look bad, even though its not really in terms with our Freedom of Religion...But then again neither is our other right..
The Pledge of Allegiance is just that, a pledge of loyalty to ones country. The exercise is in no way related to any type of religious act or ceremony and it should not be construed as such. It is no different than singing a patriot song or saying something in good confidence about your country.
The Pledge of Allegiance is not a religious exercise it is a patriotic exercise. The pledge is an oath of loyalty to a country not to a religion. Even though our country was founded on the belief in God this act is not religious but it shows the patriotism of all who speak the oath.