Much discussion about the Pledge of Allegience ruling. Many people believe the issue is much ado about nothing, while others are mildly or strongly supportive of the ruling. Of those who dislike the ruling, it seems that there is a strong belief that without religion, we will flounder about, without moral guidance and support.
A friend sent me a quote in an email that I find apropo in regards to the necessity of religion to provide a foundation for morality:
“Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith.”
The author? Adolf Hitler from a speech he made during negotiations for the Nazi-Vatican Concordant in 1993.