Say The Pledge Of Allegiance With Porky Pig

Without any reference to God. In honor of Flag Day in America, here is a clip from “Old Glory”, a 1939 Porky Pig cartoon which features a godless pledge in both print and recitation:
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Of course, Porky was not an atheist activist trying to prove a point, he just lived in that pre-1954 America that had a more appropriately secular attitude towards pledging allegiance to a national flag meant to represent the freedoms, liberty, and justice of all.

As Porky reads it and as we all should read it, it goes “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, and a beleeba beleeba beleeba that’s all folks!”

You can show your support for a godless pledge by helping to raise the group membership totals for the group bringing attention to Porky’s Pledge on Facebook.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Chris

    LOVE IT!!!!

  • Victoria

    Nice!!! Porky Pig saying the “godless” pledge, with little stutter, as Europe is in WWII and America is not yet in it……..Cheers to analyzing cartoons!!


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