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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    It's a city council meeting. It's intent is to discuss city business. Prayer is not a part of that.
    It is if the participants choose to include it.
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    In this situation was there a long line of people asking for different prayers? Why do you feel it necessary to impose the will of the minority on the majority? Your comment about what "God" would be bored with tells it all. You are offended that there are people who have either a faith in something, or just don't mind the tradition of having an invocation before a proceeding.



    Here is a compromise: Don't enter the meeting until after the prayer.
    So you are advocating only the prayers of the majority of the group to begin the meeting, but are against more people praying in their own faith before the meeting? Yes, I have an issue with that. I would be against it if you were in the minority and don't want to hear some Hindu prayer (or whatever, assuming you are not Hindu) and not hear your own prayer said. It is called respect and if you don't respect the religions of others before a civic meeting, then why should they respect yours.

    You are looking for a reason to think I'm against you, your God, or your prayers. I'm not. Schedule the prayers so that they end at the meeting beginning and all if fine with me. I was making a fricking suggestion to compromise. You want it your way and view anything else as an infringement of your right to pray.

    My beliefs--Freedom of religion and freedom from religion--just don't impose on my time.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    You are right, it is not. Though a prayer was held before the meeting.
    Why do that?

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Why do that?
    Why is the sky blue?

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    It is if the participants choose to include it.
    Seems to be how it's playing in Topeka.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Seems to be how it's playing in Topeka.
    It's actually how it is done in city hall meetings and council meetings from coast to coast. For hundreds of years. Guess you will never get used to it, much less over it.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    Why is the sky blue?
    Because red, orange and yellow light passes right through the air while the gas absorbs blue?

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    It's actually how it is done in city hall meetings and council meetings from coast to coast. For hundreds of years. Guess you will never get used to it, much less over it.
    It's done in congress too...for hundreds of years. Doesn't make it right.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Because red, orange and yellow light passes right through the air while the gas absorbs blue?
    Yes that is correct, in fact you might say it is common knowledge. Like "why" citizens in cities and towns in America have chosen for hundreds of years to have a prayer or benediction before the aforementioned meetings. Your stunning ignorance about of all this makes none of it any less obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    It's done in congress too...for hundreds of years. Doesn't make it right.
    Does not make it wrong either, as much as "you say so" appeals to you.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Tell me how it is different.
    Okay, next time your town hall or city counsel or...which ever likes to pray before the meetings (And I'm sure it's one-prayer fits all religions), then request a little Mozart, and ask them to forego showing TV programs, especially anything that might have been recorded in relationship to the agenda of the public meeting.

    Well, your god is gonna be damn disappointed that you compare music to prayer.

    Religious Prayer - How many types of prayer are there?

    Catholic Prayer -,I think that they have like 5 different types of prayer. I see other religions have up to 6 types of prayer.

    Where do you wanna start?

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