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

    another example where the evangelicals are outraged that their attempts at proselytization will not be subsidized by the federal government:
    ... On Thursday, the usual open prayer before meals at the center was traded in for a moment of silence.

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    Rutherford said the moment of silence was introduced to protect that funding. He said although the change may have been misinterpreted, perhaps his company could have done a better job selling it.

    "It's interpreted that we're telling people that they can't pray, but we aren't saying that," he said. "We're asking them to pray to themselves. Have that moment of silence." ...
    so, no one is being denied the opportunity to pray. a moment of silence is observed to give those who desire to pray the opportunity to do so

    what is pissing off the evangelicals is that they no longer get to subject all of the guests to a PUBLIC prayer of their choosing

    if there was a public sunni moslem prayer being offered, or a jewish prayer being publicly said before a predominently Christian group, no doubt the evangelicals ould also have their panties in a wad about that ... and then they would have gotten it right
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    another example where the evangelicals are outraged that their attempts at proselytization will not be subsidized by the federal government:

    so, no one is being denied the opportunity to pray. a moment of silence is observed to give those who desire to pray the opportunity to do so

    what is pissing off the evangelicals is that they no longer get to subject all of the guests to a PUBLIC prayer of their choosing

    if there was a public sunni moslem prayer being offered, or a jewish prayer being publicly said before a predominently Christian group, no doubt the evangelicals ould also have their panties in a wad about that ... and then they would have gotten it right

    Your anologies make no sense....Why would a Moslem prayer, or a Jewish prayer be offered to a group of Christians unless it was intended to be out of place or offend?

    So what you are saying is that it would be ok, if not amusing to you to jab Christians, but lord help up if we offend the non believer minority?


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

    rfol i no liek omg any1 hoo prayz iz a evinjeliekle no xeptunz lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Your anologies make no sense....Why would a Moslem prayer, or a Jewish prayer be offered to a group of Christians unless it was intended to be out of place or offend?

    So what you are saying is that it would be ok, if not amusing to you to jab Christians, but lord help up if we offend the non believer minority?


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    no
    you don't get it

    that public prayer of the evangelicals might be found offensive to some of the guests
    the guests should not be subjected to it

    an opportunity for prayer has not been eliminated - as you have wrongly indicated by the title of this thread. they can still pray. only now they are not subjected to the proselytization of the evangelicals. and they should not be, just as you should not be subjected to the proselytization of the mormons, jews, moslems, wiccans, or any other particular faith
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    Re: Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Your anologies make no sense....Why would a Moslem prayer, or a Jewish prayer be offered to a group of Christians unless it was intended to be out of place or offend?

    So what you are saying is that it would be ok, if not amusing to you to jab Christians, but lord help up if we offend the non believer minority?


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

    Non - issue. Praying isn't forbidden, and they were NOT told they couldn't pray before meals.

    Same idiocy as prayer in schools.

    No one is stopping anyone from praying any goddamn time they want to, to any god or goddess or fairy or leprechaun they want to, for whatever reason they want to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Isn't this going just a bit too far?


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    Probably, yeah.

    But isn't prayer about a personal communion with a higher-power?

    Why do so many feel the need to be lead in prayer?





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

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    ah so if I am reading you right, you as an x-christian, want to tell christians how to pray?
    Yes, I want to tell all Christians how to pray. How should they pray? However they want, whenever they want.

    Also, thanks for not answering the question at all, just like all the other outraged people in this thread. They don't want to reasonably think about this for one minute, they'd rather shout "persecution" from the rooftops and make up crap like "we're not allowed to pray anymore."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Probably, yeah.

    But isn't prayer about a personal communion with a higher-power?

    Why do so many feel the need to be lead in prayer?



    In Christianity, praying in groups is highly encouraged and its easier to be a cohesive unit when someone is leading. Personally though, when someone leads a prayer in church, I tend to get lost and just end up doing my own thing anyway.

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

    I would think they would ban the constant ramblings of why the rooms are always to hot or cold and also the excessive food joined with saliva being ejected from their mouths as they complain.

    Thats much more offesive than prayer.
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