Based on my experience with the elderly in the south, I would be willing to bet that every single person in that home welcomes the prayer.
I see the senior center has reversed its decision, and will allow the prayers. Hopefully, some angry atheist won't take them to court.
FOXNews.com - Prayers Answered: Seniors Can Pray Before Meals at Georgia Center
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Is this seriously your "debate" tactic? Just makin' **** up and telling your opponent that's how they feel?Ah BS! You just don't like organized religion so you feel that it should be destroyed period.
This could be fun. Okay, what am I feeling... Now!?
Why would I be offended? Not only is offending me next to impossible, but if someone was thinking good thoughts for me, why would that offend me?sure you do....I will pray for you right now, and my bet is that you will be offended....And I am not even anywhere near you.
You are a strange fella.
In a VA hospital, a dying patient has the OPTION to ask for a priest or preacher. One is not FORCED to pray over him. A Muslim solider can ask for an Imam and a Jewish solider can ask for a Rabbi. An agnostic soldier can ask for his best friend, his wife, or his mom, or for the Mother Earth to say something nice for him.
OPTIONS. A center-led group prayer isn't an OPTION. That's a forced prayer.
A moment of silence or bowed heads or whatever gives everyone the option to do as they wish before their government supported meal.
NO ONE was forced NOT to pray. To say so is an out and out lie.
Who really cares if someone says a silent prayer over their food? Only the very small minded, that is who....
I have had lunch with friends and coworkers who have done that, felt no offense, as none was intended.
If you are constantly looking for an excuse to whine, you will find excuses to do just that.
OTOH, in our family, we were reluctant to have my MIL bless the food. By the time she was done, the food was cold.
Last edited by UtahBill; 05-11-10 at 09:50 AM.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
The people in the home do have the option to hear or participate in the prayer. If they are so offended, as many on here think, they simply should wait until after the prayer is finished before coming into the dining hall. Is that too much an imposition ???