In my back-to-basics ramble, I get to the second passage of the Apostle's Creed-let's do the first two lest I break up a sentence-
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord
There are a number of things to unpack here. The last two words are worth noting before we head off into Trinity-land-"our Lord." Not just boss, but ruler.
I don't care for the Pledge of Allegiance, since it makes a piece of cloth my small-l lord, since I tend to wind back to the medieval construct of a liege or lord as the root of alliegance. That job is already taken.
Not everyone wants to have a ruler, since we have an inner anarchist who wants to bless and keep the Czar far away from here, as the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof said. Pop culture is cool with God watching from a distance, but doesn't want Him doing anything to get in our way; nice song, lousy theology, since God is in da house, not in some sort of stable orbit in the Kuiper Belt.
Then we have the Son of God part. That is part of the uniqueness of Christian thought, is that we have the paradox of God incarnate and the added mind-bender of a unified God in three persons that good people of faith sometime don't quite get, as we see in the case of TD Jakes; I have a post on the Elephant Room stuff fermenting at present.
That's enough to chew on for now. People ignore Jesus at their peril; downgrading Him to mere teacher doesn't quite cut it.