Unless freedom FROM religion exists on an EQUAL footing, there is NO freedom OF religion .
You can't have it both ways.
Is it too much of an imposition for people to pray to themselves given the time of silence?
Why the need to make everyone say the same prayer? What is the need to make everyone believe the same thing? How do you not see forcing people to say a prayer an imposition? Granted, you can just avoid it and that's fine. But how is saying, "Let's have a moment of silence" more of an imposition than "Let's all say the Lord's Prayer"?
Can you not see one as more forceful than the other?
What is the need to force one interpretation of one religion upon everyone around you? (And that's the universal "you", not the personal "you").
Plus, didn't Christ have a Sermon on the Mount?
The goal is to praise and thank God. Did somebody in the place object that you know of? If not, how do you speak as if you know what was said and what is in the heart's of all those people in the room?Second, what is the goal of such conduct, if it is not rewarded by God? Generally speaking, it is done because the believers are so inconsiderate that they feel they must subject other people to their practices.
Well, Christ said to praise God on a daily basis and as often as possible. So I think it serves the "cause" of Christ quite well. Christ said to pray in your closet and to spread his word to the world. This particular prayer is strictly for the people of the old people home.Third, what does such behavior do for the cause of Christ? Be specific. What is this sort of public prayer designed to accomplish, in your opinion? I'd really like to know.
Now, Wheeler was completely privately funded, so as much as I hated it, it's their right. But if they'd received federal funds, I would've turned them in right away.
I don't think that privately funded homeless shelters are the same as nursing facilities. However, when that person was removed what was his reaction? Did he want to stay? Why is it up to you to right the wrong of someone else that is capable of speaking for themselves?