Question I am a Christian, and I have something that's been on my mind a lot recently. I know there's the whole separation of church and state and such, but I don't understand why all the baptist churches I've been to have American flags. Or why our hymnals contain songs that praise our great nation. Or why, during events like vacation bible school we pledge our allegiance to the flag. (Well, that last one I don't understand at all, even pledging to the Christian flag, it's a flag. Why do we pledge our allegiance to it?) My feeling of this is that our allegiance should be solely to GOD, and saying that we pledge allegiance to a country, or anything else is, hypocritical, or, dividing our allegiance. I guess I just don't understand.