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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    I could care less about Jesus' view on prayer. I'm just not bothered by a group of old people praying aloud for twenty seconds.



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    You and all these "Christians" clamoring for public prayer by the looks of it.

    BTW -- the correct term is COULDN'T care less. If you could care less, you quite obviously do care, and I don't think you intended that.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    You and all these "Christians" clamoring for public prayer by the looks of it.
    Ah, you're implying they are not Christians because they practice their religion differently than you do; how tolerant of you, Mr. Liberal.

    You're also engaging in hyperbolic misrepresentation by characterizing their gentle criticisms as "clamoring for public prayer".

    Anyway, there is nothing unconstitutional about this group prayer. I defy you or anyone else to prove otherwise.

    BTW -- the correct term is COULDN'T care less. If you could care less, you quite obviously do care, and I don't think you intended that.
    I stand corrected.

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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Are you so unaware of Jesus' actual teachings that you think a public spectacle is necessary in order to pray?
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew 18:20
    For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
    The exhortation was against public prayer FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE of looking pious when in fact you are not.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The exhortation was against public prayer FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE of looking pious when in fact you are not.
    Silence, false Christian! Only my interpretation of the Bible is the correct one!

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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Silence, false Christian! Only my interpretation of the Bible is the correct one!
    lol...

    Be careful though. Some of us come from a Christian group that has had its own (complete) version of the Bible censored in the past in the U.S.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The exhortation was against public prayer FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE of looking pious when in fact you are not.
    Reason has prevailed:

    “Senior Citizens, Inc. has always prided itself on the services it has been able to provide the seniors of the low country,” it said in a statement. “Part of that service is an adherence to Federal and State regulations that have made funding possible so more seniors can be served.

    “Over our years of service, we have been instructed, as recently as two weeks ago, by the state regulatory agency that verbal prayer was not allowed at any senior center. We are so pleased to say that we have been contacted a few minutes ago by the new Director of Aging clarifying the regulation and reversing the position of new verbal prayer.

    “As an organization, we feel that spirituality is an important and necessary part of a full life and we are thankful that this interpretation of the regulation makes prayer possible in all of its forms.”
    For those whose panties got into a wad over this, do you also favor banning priests from visiting dying patients on medicare?? What about banning chaplains from the military?? I know.... let's tar and feather Obama the next time he ends a speech with "May God bless America"....

    I am not a religious person, but people that get all excited about banning other people's beliefs and religious practices are worse than a religious zealot standing on a street corner preaching to everyone that walks by. Both are trying to push their beliefs onto others.

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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Silence, false Christian! Only my interpretation of the Bible is the correct one!
    Or maybe every interpretation is wrong because the Bible is simply a book some dude put together in the second century.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Or maybe every interpretation is wrong because the Bible is simply a book some dude put together in the second century.
    Like I said, it doesn't really matter to me which interpretation is the "correct" one. I'm an agnostic, but, unlike the unthinking leftist mob, I don't feel obligated to attack religiosity at every opportunity.

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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Like I said, it doesn't really matter to me which interpretation is the "correct" one. I'm an agnostic, but, unlike the unthinking leftist mob, I don't feel obligated to attack religiosity at every opportunity.
    I know. I was just tossing another option out there. The only time I have issues with religion is when people try and force their religious views on other people. And that includes trying to get some monument built at the state courthouse. But the folks in this thread were not doing that. They were simply praying before a meal. Yes it was public, but I'm sure no one was forced to participate.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Separation of Church and State is as much about the 14th Amendment as the 1st.



    Famously used in that way. However, the term and the concept are older.
    Again, your wrong.

    As the old people's home and the correct reading of the law has won the day:

    Hot Air Georgia retirement home: Okay, on second thought, go ahead and pray before meals

    Over our years of service, we have been instructed, as recently as two weeks ago, by the state regulatory agency that verbal prayer was not allowed at any senior center. We are so pleased to say that we have been contacted a few minutes ago by the new Director of Aging clarifying the regulation and reversing the position of new verbal prayer..."
    So you see, the government does not have to be seperate from religion. It cannot stop the free exercise thereof.

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