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Old 08-15-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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So tons of my friends are posting right now the following on Facebook

"Don't buy the new Pepsi can coming out with pics of the Empire State building and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. Pepsi left out 2 little words in the pledge "Under God." Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. So if we don't buy them, they won't be offended when they don't receive ourů money with the words "In God We Trust"on it. How fast can u re-post?"

How HIGHLY offensive and Anti-American. 9-11 is about those who had their lives taken away, who sacrificed so others could live and they STILL find a way to make it about them. Not every person who died on 9-11 was Christian. There were jewish, muslim, buddhists etc. Of course I point this out (I'm a very dedicated athiest) and this pissed them off to no end when tell them to stop being selfish and making 9-11 about them. As if having it printed on money and prayers before gov't meets and in our pledge isn't enough. Thoughts opinions on people posting this on Fb?

 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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9/11 was a world disaster. People forget that it was the "World Trade Center" not the American or USA trade center. In the Towers were businesses and workers from virtually every Nation.

But short memories are trying to turn the attack against the world into an attack on American Christianity.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So tons of my friends are posting right now the following on Facebook

"Don't buy the new Pepsi can coming out with pics of the Empire State building and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. Pepsi left out 2 little words in the pledge "Under God." Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. So if we don't buy them, they won't be offended when they don't receive ourů money with the words "In God We Trust"on it. How fast can u re-post?"

How HIGHLY offensive and Anti-American. 9-11 is about those who had their lives taken away, who sacrificed so others could live and they STILL find a way to make it about them. Not every person who died on 9-11 was Christian. There were jewish, muslim, buddhists etc. Of course I point this out (I'm a very dedicated athiest) and this pissed them off to no end when tell them to stop being selfish and making 9-11 about them. As if having it printed on money and prayers before gov't meets and in our pledge isn't enough. Thoughts opinions on people posting this on Fb?
Too bad I don't drink soda.
I'd buy my years supply of the cans with the proper original pledge on them
 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Originally Posted by Sweetbottoms View Post
So tons of my friends are posting right now the following on Facebook

"Don't buy the new Pepsi can coming out with pics of the Empire State building and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. Pepsi left out 2 little words in the pledge "Under God." Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. So if we don't buy them, they won't be offended when they don't receive ourů money with the words "In God We Trust"on it. How fast can u re-post?"

How HIGHLY offensive and Anti-American. 9-11 is about those who had their lives taken away, who sacrificed so others could live and they STILL find a way to make it about them. Not every person who died on 9-11 was Christian. There were jewish, muslim, buddhists etc. Of course I point this out (I'm a very dedicated athiest) and this pissed them off to no end when tell them to stop being selfish and making 9-11 about them. As if having it printed on money and prayers before gov't meets and in our pledge isn't enough. Thoughts opinions on people posting this on Fb?

Last time I checked, freedom of speech was still on life support in this country, so they have a right to do that. So instead of offending, at most, the 3% of the US that don't believe in God, they offended the 97% that do. Welcome to the People's Republic of America. That makes absolutely no sense.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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9/11 was a world disaster. People forget that it was the "World Trade Center" not the American or USA trade center. In the Towers were businesses and workers from virtually every Nation.

But short memories are trying to turn the attack against the world into an attack on American Christianity.
Since when does "under God" mean Christianity? You are remembering Jews, Muslims, and other theists who believe in God as well, no?
 
Old 08-15-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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With all the war, famine, disease, crime, cruelty, pollution, natural disasters and economic chaos in the world, people are worried about what is printed on soda cans.

If that isn't testimony to the absolute stupidity of many Americans, I don't know what is.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas: Oak Cliff
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Put this link on their FB wall.

snopes.com: Pepsi Removes 'Under God'
 
Old 08-15-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: New York City
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put this link on their fb wall.

snopes.com: Pepsi removes 'under god'
end game!!! :d
 
Old 08-15-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Since when does "under God" mean Christianity? You are remembering Jews, Muslims, and other theists who believe in God as well, no?
True

I was just thinking back to 1954 when I was a teenager and we were proud the words were added. At the time we took it as denoting the USA was Christian. But you are correct the words should not offend any theists.

Moot point anyhow as it turns out the whole thing was a hoax.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: 30-40░N 90-100░W
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9/11 was a world disaster. People forget that it was the "World Trade Center" not the American or USA trade center. In the Towers were businesses and workers from virtually every Nation.
Additionally people almost seem to forget 9-11 wasn't just a "World Trade Center" disaster. There was the plane that hit the Pentagon and the one that crashed in Pennsylvania. Granted those two were more "American", maybe, but I believe there were Europeans on one or both planes.

I don't drink Pepsi anyway so I wouldn't be buying this can. Still I don't know that people intentionally not buying this can is a sign they're un-American or callous to the victims. It would be better though if they made this "protest" added a little bit like "And anyway don't buy pop-cans to show support, give that money to the New York and DC fire departments" or something like that. Granted a boycott of Pepsi for leaving out "under God" would still be offensive to atheists, understandably so, but at least they'd be adding something others could get behind.
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