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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Yeah but you ignored the part that you did not agree with.

    Not at all. What religion is the government establishing in allowing those old people to pray before eating?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Not at all. What religion is the government establishing in allowing those old people to pray before eating?


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    I would say the Christian religion. I doubt if there were any other types of organized religion prayer, since they were praying out loud.

    I am just assuming because I have never heard the prayer that they were reciting.

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

    This seems an appropriate thread for this...

    I don't care if seniors pray before meals. I don't care if you religious types say a prayer in school. I'm even accepting of you pasting your little deity's name on my money. Basically, i'm all about free speech. Now, how about you religious folks spreading the word about not shushing us atheists during your little public prayers? It saves us both time - you guys can concentrate on your ceremonies, and I don't have to tell the guy who told me to 'be quiet and show some respect' what he and his theology can suck.

    Seriously, do you guys wanna know why your religion is under attack in public places? It's because of this kinda stuff. Pray all you want to. I'm not going to, so STOP telling me to be quiet during your public prayers. I realize that most folks at NASCAR events are religious, but i'm not. I could see if I was yelling, but it's always when i'm having a one-on-one conversation with someone next to me. Say your prayer, and i'll do my own thing. Mind your own business, basically.

    So yeah...can you religious types spread the word for me? Thanks!

    Last night was like the umpteenth time this has happened. So please, forgive the rant! <3
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I would say the Christian religion. I doubt if there were any other types of organized religion prayer, since they were praying out loud.

    I am just assuming because I have never heard the prayer that they were reciting.

    Really? So what's that called? Church of America? Christianity of America? Show me the mandate from the government in that case where a decree that those people must pray before receiving their meal...would they be fined if they didn't pray? not get a meal? what?

    Look, just because the Constitution states that Government can't form a "Church of America" and that you are free to practice your own religion or no religion at all, doesn't mean that you are free from religion either. This is ridiculous, a clause meant to keep liberty and choice within the individual is taken to extreme by those who wish to force their disdain for same on that individual. What a farce.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    This seems an appropriate thread for this...

    I don't care if seniors pray before meals. I don't care if you religious types say a prayer in school. I'm even accepting of you pasting your little deity's name on my money. Basically, i'm all about free speech. Now, how about you religious folks spreading the word about not shushing us atheists during your little public prayers? It saves us both time - you guys can concentrate on your ceremonies, and I don't have to tell the guy who told me to 'be quiet and show some respect' what he and his theology can suck.

    Seriously, do you guys wanna know why your religion is under attack in public places? It's because of this kinda stuff. Pray all you want to. I'm not going to, so STOP telling me to be quiet during your public prayers. I realize that most folks at NASCAR events are religious, but i'm not. I could see if I was yelling, but it's always when i'm having a one-on-one conversation with someone next to me. Say your prayer, and i'll do my own thing. Mind your own business, basically.

    So yeah...can you religious types spread the word for me? Thanks!

    Last night was like the umpteenth time this has happened. So please, forgive the rant! <3

    Oh I see, so you'd like to interrupt a prayer, something that doesn't hurt you in any way, but gives comfort to many including those saying it, but you'd like those same people to show you respect and not tell you to observe a moment of silence for them....You really don't see the self absorbed nature of your rant?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Really? So what's that called? Church of America? Christianity of America? Show me the mandate from the government in that case where a decree that those people must pray before receiving their meal...would they be fined if they didn't pray? not get a meal? what?

    Look, just because the Constitution states that Government can't form a "Church of America" and that you are free to practice your own religion or no religion at all, doesn't mean that you are free from religion either. This is ridiculous, a clause meant to keep liberty and choice within the individual is taken to extreme by those who wish to force their disdain for same on that individual. What a farce.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh I see, so you'd like to interrupt a prayer, something that doesn't hurt you in any way, but gives comfort to many including those saying it, but you'd like those same people to show you respect and not tell you to observe a moment of silence for them....You really don't see the self absorbed nature of your rant?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    There is a supreme court decision that people can not come up to you on the street and get in your face trying to foist their religious beliefs upon you.

    So where'd you get that from the article?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    What gives me comfort is when someone gives me money.

    maybe your trying to be funny here, who knows? However your mockery only shows your lack of tolerance.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh I see, so you'd like to interrupt a prayer, something that doesn't hurt you in any way, but gives comfort to many including those saying it, but you'd like those same people to show you respect and not tell you to observe a moment of silence for them....You really don't see the self absorbed nature of your rant?


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    In other words, it isn't about respecting me and my right as an individual to not engage in your public religious spectacle. As long as you religious types think that me or anyone else should be forced into silence during a public prayer, you can expect to keep losing these kind of battles.

    Respect is a two way street. Pray in public all you want. The day you try to force us to participate or stop what I am doing to observe the custom is the day you should lose the privilege, imho. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what's happening in situations like the original article.
    Last edited by Singularity; 05-16-10 at 12:23 PM.

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