During the pledge of allegiance, people say: “One nation, under God…”
What exactly does this statement intend? A pledge to be “under God” implies the obligation to seek His Will in the formation and implementation of any policy and laws that govern the life of all citizens in a nation! In ALL things. Yet, is this done? No. So, why the pretense? We merely form ideas in the conceits of the human mind and then, without earnestly seeking His Will, just automatically stamp OUR thoughts as being right and acceptable by Him. This is the most blatant form of arrogance, presumption, and vanity. Using His Name just to falsely certify those positions that suit our intellectual desires, and then we feel irritated, annoyed, and inconvenienced when this is pointed out. After all, we have to “progress” as a society! Or so we call it.
In sooth, we only want to bask in our imagined greatness, and do not care what He Wills, so long as it does not coincide with our wishes. Then, at the end of presidential speeches, we have the gall to say “…and God bless the United States of America”. His blessings are a consequence of obedience to His Will, so if we ignore His Will, is it not duplicitous to even ask for His blessings? We are trying to reap what we do not sow, thus contradicting the basic principles of the earthbound sciences that has become our golden calf. In education, government, economics, healthcare, family etc…everything must first seek what His Will is, in order through striving to apply it to really be “under God”. If this is not our wish, just transpose the Name of the Almighty with “man”, so it reflects the reality of our true volition.
~Ikenna Q Ezealah