One Nation Under God
Using the phrase to describe only some 'special' portion of mankind is foolish. We do not need more separation in our world, we need to rediscover our Oneness. These words are not just about America, we need to recall that all of humanity is our family, a nation that knows no borders.
Let us celebrate the nation of humanity, the brotherhood of mankind, without concern for man-made borders and without concern for the differences and distinctions that have long been used to divide us.
It is my prayer that we will continue to use this magnificent pledge of allegiance, that we will also continue to expand our understanding of our brothers and sisters worldwide, and that we will learn to equally accept all of our brothers and sisters regardless of the name that they may use for the One.
We are One....One Creator, One Life, One Love, One Family, One Brotherhood of Mankind. May we will learn to recognize, enjoy and celebrate our Oneness in this great family of mankind.
Wahiduddin Richard Shelquist
posted July 06, 2002