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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    It was a wrong decision made by cowards who are using 'tradition' to trump the first amendment. I hope Muslims, atheists, satanists and Flying Spaghetti Monsters followers start demanding inclusion. That will probably scare many institutions away from the practice, if they really practice "inclusion" as required. People planning to attend a meeting who want to pray should do it silently or hold their prayer meeting outside the meeting room. There is no legitimate governmental interest reason in imposing prayers on everyone attending a public meeting.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Freedom is terrible thing for you isnt it?
    This from the person who was outraged that some Subways in the UK decided to stop selling pork products. One would and will question your sincerity regarding freedom equally applied.










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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I somehow doubt you would agree to have several prayers of different religions before a meeting and only "approve" of Christian prayers being forced on everyone to hear. So please, don't try and pretend this is a 1st amendment issue for you. This is a "We want to cram our CHRISTIAN prayers down people's throats" concern.
    My choice of prayer is irrelevant. What I wouldn't do, is start screaming, "separation of church and state", if a town council decided to say any prayer, regardless of religion, because simply saying a prayer isn't the government endorsement of a religion.
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    My choice of prayer is irrelevant. What I wouldn't do, is start screaming, "separation of church and state", if a town council decided to say any prayer, regardless of religion, because simply saying a prayer isn't the government endorsement of a religion.
    Yeah right, you would just start screaming Sharia law if a prayer from the Koran was done before each meeting. You and the other righties would be flipping their lids if that happened. Face it, since it is CHRISTIAN prayers you have no problem with it, if it were Islamic prayers you would be throwing a s**t fit.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Has anyone suffered any harm from a prayer before an event ever?
    "I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

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    Has anyone suffered any harm from a prayer before an event ever?
    We'll ask the same question when you righties go nuts when an Islamic prayer is done before the meetings.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah right, you would just start screaming Sharia law if a prayer from the Koran was done before each meeting. You and the other righties would be flipping their lids if that happened. Face it, since it is CHRISTIAN prayers you have no problem with it, if it were Islamic prayers you would be throwing a s**t fit.
    Dude! You don't know me!
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    We'll ask the same question when you righties go nuts when an Islamic prayer is done before the meetings.
    You be sure and start a thread when it happens.
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Freedom is terrible thing for you isnt it?
    He's just a hater... People of faith repulse people like him.

    He doesn't believe, so therefore anyone who does must be an idiot... Typical progressive condescension

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

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    Has anyone suffered any harm from a prayer before an event ever?
    No more or less than any other conversation one has with the invisible man. If not for the shared group delusion, it would be highly suspect.

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