It wasn't there in the original. It was added in the 50's when everybody was nuts.
The pledge should resort to how it originally was, and that was when the pledge states "One nation indivisible" instead of "One nation under god."
Even though I am a Jesuit, I believe this should be removed, most people in the US might not be christian but might be Hinduism.
It was a statement added by politicians to make a stance against Russia during the Cold War in the same vain as calling french fries, freedom fries after the Iraq invasion. The major difference between the two situations I just mentioned though was that the first one directly contradicts the words and interpretations of the first amendment of the United States' Constitution. The other major differences is that support of keeping it in place in this country would have a vastly different response if the word God was followed by or substituted with Yahweh or Allah.
The pledge is a stupid idea anyway
America was founded as a secular nation defined by its constitution. It seems like the pledge of allegiance is a contradiction that needs to be fixed.
This quote from the ACLJ sums up my position quite well. "Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is fully consistent with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The words of the Pledge echo the conviction held by the Founders of this Nation that our freedoms come from God. Congress inserted the phrase 'One Nation Under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance for the express purpose of reaffirming America's unique understanding of this truth, and to distinguish America from atheistic nations who recognize no higher authority than the State."
"Under God" is the most important part of the Pledge of Allegiance, because it is a reflection on how our country was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. Plus, there are already references to God and Christianity in historical American documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. You cannot change those documents, so why would you change the Pledge of Allegiance to exclude "under God"?
American has been One Nation Under God since it was founded, and that's the way it always will be.
Christianity was a huge part of our country becoming what it is. Sure it was added for anti communist purposes, but that doesn't mean we still have to view it in that sense
"Under God" is not merely a Christian phrase, though many people choose that stance when defending it (probably because most Americans are Christian). Jews, Muslims, and Hindus all accept "God" as a title for their creator being. To me this does not establish a state religion because it is ambiguous to which religion the state is referring; the phrase can be omitted by individuals who are opposed to reciting it; and it reflects the beliefs of over 80% of Americans.
If not under God, who are we under?
God is a concept which binds the races together. Also, what is a right if it does not come from God? There is no reason to talk of rights if there is no God.