I pledge allegiance

Beliefs Whilst I wrestle with the thought that I might be a Humanist after reading the Wikipedia entry, I read that a kid on the other side of the atlantic is also going a different way. In the UK, most children have to say the Lord's Prayer (well they did in -- god help me -- my day). In the US they take The Pledge to their country. Except 8 (probably not his real name) who decided to pledge an allegiance to the United Federation of Planets. And got suspended for it. Which does seem a bit harsh -- I mean it's not like he turned up at school dressed as an Andorian. That said his mum is making the most of it and merchandising the pledge. I haven't watched Star Trek in years, but that mug is looking really tempting ... [via]

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