“Clearly the function of the God reference—not part of the original pledge but inserted during the 1950s (when schoolchildren were taught that the Free World faced Godless Communism)— is designed to inculcate belief that the cosmos has a Creator that the Republic acknowledges and reveres, and in so doing attaches itself to that which is ultimately powerful, rational, holy and good.”

A very intelligently, if some cynically, written article about the “under God” controversy in the Pledge of Allegiance (via Disinfo). It might make you think twice.