Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Double Poster Disease

So I was trying to explain to Kristin the other day, the importance of the Auburn Creed. It is one of the few things I really identified with at Auburn that made me feel like an "Auburn Woman". I wasn't a part of any sorority, I didn't hang out with frat boys, in fact I might have avoided them on purpose. That will stay between me and you, blogger world. I digress. There are a lot of things that tainted my Auburn experience, but one thing that kept me connected was the Auburn Creed. It always plays, at least some of it, during Auburn games. It was written by George Petrie, whom I believe was one of the first Auburn football coaches. I believe in what it says, and it connects me to my Alma Mater in a way that some people don't get to connect to theirs. It makes me proud to be an Auburn Woman. It reminds me that being an Auburn fan and an Auburn Alum is about more than just winning and losing football games. Auburn will always be a part of my life and my history, and for that I will always be proud. It makes me believe in Auburn and love it! :)

I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.

I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.

I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."

And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.

-George Petrie (1945)

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