Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pledging allegience to the flag in churches?

Okay, this may offend some, but I need to ask the question about the American flag and my question is: why do we salute the American flag in churches today?
I mean, this not in anyway against America, I am not anti-American nor am I a flag-burning liberal before you label me, but the other day I was at an AWANA’S meeting at church for my kids and they had the kids pledge allegiance to the US flag and then they had the kids pledge allegiance to the AWANA flag and I thought, why are we doing this. I understand ceremony and our older son is in Boy Scouts and they salute the flag there, but I just have to ask myself, why are we doing this in evangelical churches? I feel we should not pledge allegiance to anyone but God and God alone.
Perhaps the church does this out of habit, or is it tradition? I am only asking. Wondering. Living the questions.

Cornelia Seigneur

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2 comments:

Lets start Livin' said...

Wow. Great topic. I had just had a discussion concerning this with my son who is a third yr. seminary student. He also is confused by the practice of displaying a American flag on the stage of our churches. He would say that we are Christians FIRST, and should make no distinction concerning our nationality.

Cornelia Becker Seigneur said...

Hi Let's start living - thanks for writing and that is so interesting that you had this conversation. What school does he go to? Is he studying to be a minister? I also posted this on my MySpace page and got a bunch of responses, not all agreed with me, but that is fine, I like the questions, the discussions. . .and that is what we need to do, ask questions. And wonder.
Cornelia Seigneur
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