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Oaths: An insult to the profession?!

As I have been researching the role of ethics in the field of Instructional Design and Technology, I was prompted to look up the Hippocratic Oath.   242 more words

Jephthah's Rash Vow

Jephthah made a rash vow.

In the heat of battle Jephthah asked God to help him win a battle against his enemies, the Ammonites.  As a thank you gift, Jephthah promised to sacrifice the first person who came out the door to welcome him after the battle. 356 more words

Life In General

One Nation Under God

What I have to say here may be perceived with surprise, but I hope you’ll hear me out.

There are some thoughts from another direction, other than the usual atheistic anti-God perspective concerning this phrase “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. 577 more words


One Little Jewish Radical

Contrary to popular belief, George Washington did not utter “So help me God” when taking his oath of office as President of the United States in 1789.  1,636 more words

Progressive Christianity

Excerpt / Musing: Oaths

I have a love of oaths.

It’s one of those cultural things that have fallen out of favor. People make their promises and now-a-days all you really have is people making it based on their reputation or their word which might as well be the same thing I suppose. 1,350 more words


U.S. Air Force Allows Scrubbing of "So Help Me God" From Enlistment Oath

The U.S. Air Force is allowing airman to scrub “so help me God” from their enlistment oath if they choose to do so. 

The Washington Post  48 more words


The irony of the Air Force's anti-atheist oath

Opinion by Candida Moss and Joel Baden, special to CNN

(CNN) – The Air Force has reversed course again and will allow an atheist airman to omit the phrase “so help me God” from its oath, the military branch said Wednesday. 898 more words