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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    At a Sr. Citizens center in GA. if one decides to have dinner there.
    because they hold a gun to your head and force you to pray?

    though not religious, i've grown up around mormons, whenever they'd pray before a meal, i'd just bow my head and shut up, simple as that, if you want people to show respect of the fact that you don't believe in god, show them respect for their beliefs too.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    because they hold a gun to your head and force you to pray?

    though not religious, i've grown up around mormons, whenever they'd pray before a meal, i'd just bow my head and shut up, simple as that, if you want people to show respect of the fact that you don't believe in god, show them respect for their beliefs too.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    that is nonsense, pure and simple. Where are you forced to participate in religion that you don't wish to?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    They're prohibiting them from praying aloud and in unison, hence, it is a prohibition on the free exercise of religion.



    Why should they HAVE to remain silent? Why can the Federal government forbid them from praying aloud and in unison before their meal?
    Now what of other residents who are not christian during this verbal praying

    Can they talk aloud to each other during the prayer, if so I have no trouble with it, if they are forced to remain silent then I have problems with the restriction on their free speech being violated
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Ga. Seniors are still allowed to pray before meals. They can even do it in an organized fashion as a group.

    What they can't do is get a free meal on the federal dime AND an organized prayer group at the same place and same time.

    This is why they should be using private charities instead of federal money to fund their meals. Then there'd be no problems.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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?


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    This was someone who was homeless and mentally ill and he was removed because he was Jewish and didn't want to say a prayer to Jesus as his Lord and Saviour.

    Most homeless people want to stay in the shelter instead of on the street. He was forced into the street for the night. It was the next day I encountered him and found him a new shelter.

    And it was my job since I worked at a mental health center for the homeless.

    Now, like I said, Wheeler is a private facility, so they can do as they wish.

    I personally don't find it very Christian at all to withhold a meal or shelter if someone has a different religion.

    In fact, being inhospitable to those in need was pretty looked down upon by Jesus, I believe.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    Plus, didn't Christ have a Sermon on the Mount?
    Do you have a point, aside from the one under your hat?

    This particular prayer is strictly for the people of the old people home.
    What is accomplished by having someone lead it, out loud, that would not be accomplished by praying silently on an individual basis?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Do you have a point, aside from the one under your hat?


    What is accomplished by having someone lead it, out loud, that would not be accomplished by praying silently on an individual basis?
    The whole public prayer thing really is obnoxious. I'm not suggesting they should not be able to do it or anything, but it's odd why so many people feel the need for validation of their faith. As if it's only the way, the truth and the light if others agree.
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Interesting. So no one was stopping them from praying before, and no one is stopping them from praying now. The only difference is that now, everyone else is forced to sit there and listen to their babbling.

    I do have to wonder if they'd be so willing to fight for my "right to group prayer" if I wanted to have a group satanic prayer and made everyone else sit there and listen to it.
    Probably not, since you'd only be doing it out of a desire to be childish and annoying and not a sincere belief in giving thanks to Satan.

    I, for one, would never abide such a disrespectful and hollow spectacle committed in the name of the Dark Prince. He would want your feelings to be out of a genuine desire to wreak havoc and destroy good, not some farcical attempt to be edgy...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I thought liberals were happy that the federal government provides for those in need ???
    I am sure that the conservatives are too. My conservative millionaire landlady has never refused a government check.

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