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"Under God" Hurting War On Terror

Why are we fighting the War on Terror? It's obviously because of the September 11th attacks. Who are we fighting? That's also obvious: terrorists. But what motivates these terrorists? Again, that's an easy question: Religion.

See the problem here?

For the most part, even if today's terrorists are motivated by a variety of reasons, the ones America fights are motivated by religion. Not just any religion either, these terrorists are motivated by a monotheistic one. Oddly enough, they believe in a singular god.

What's the problem here? Well, remember the phrase "Under God?" It's history is simple enough: the phrase was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 because Congress wanted to make the US seem farther apart from "Godless" communism.

Do you see the problem here?

If "Under God" distanced us from people who didn't believe in God, then it brought us closer to those who do. In essence, we and the terrorists become more alike becau…