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US Air Force: " So help me God" optional
« on: October 25, 2013, 07:21:17 PM »
Air Force Academy:
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‘so help me God’ now optional
Cadets will no longer have to recite the oath at the end of the cadet honor code that says “so help me God” if they choose not to.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53377417/#53377417
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Re: US Air Force: " So help me God" optional
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 07:32:37 PM »
They should say, "so help me Obama".  Man, that would drive the right and religious nuts... nuts.
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: US Air Force: " So help me God" optional
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 08:00:31 PM »
^^^Think of all the bigots and conservatwits who voted against him and are now compelled to take an oath of service to him. Well, not him personally, but I'm sure there are some who still find it galling; it brings a warm, petty glow to my bleeding liberal heart.
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Re: US Air Force: " So help me God" optional
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 10:08:37 PM »
Good, now if the other branches and govt could fall in line.

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Re: US Air Force: " So help me God" optional
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 09:54:17 PM »
Hard to believe anyone would think someone taking an "oath" to not steal or cheat would keep them from stealing or cheating.  Cheating has been a staple at US service academies since their inception (Eisenhower, Patton, and other notable grads have admitted so) . Swearing the oath to a diety is a farce on it's face.[1]
 1. That might just be be a pun.
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