Flags and pledges are SYMBOLS of ideals and unity. The flag and the pledge are packaging; standing up for your fellow human being is what should be in that metaphorical box. If your box is empty, and you're running around showing it off and bragging about it, you. Are. A. Fool.
North Korea is officially an atheist state in which much of the population is nonreligious. North Korea sees organized religious activity as a potential challenge to the leadership. Traditionally religion in North Korea primarily consisted of Buddhism and Confucianism and Korean shamanism.