religious conservatives use the apparatus of government to promote their religious views, they typically do so under the guise of "acknowledging religious heritage.
There is plenty of reason to suspect that the "acknowledging heritage" argument is untrue, a disingenuous cover for an agenda of promoting religion.
To acknowledge a heritage is fine, but it seems odd that we must do so by asserting religious truth claims (since the wording of both the Pledge and the motto assume that a God in fact exists).
And isn't it puzzling that such efforts to "acknowledge heritage" are always led by religious organizations, not legitimate historical or educational societies?
In God we Trust? Read more about this in Psychology Today's essay...