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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    well, I'm one of those whom doesn't believe an opening prayer comes close to breaching the separation between church an state... and I'm having a tough time envisioning what evil would befall us if opening prayers were "allowed".

    can anyone delineate the harm/evil this opening prayer has caused?.. be as specific as you can.

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    Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, I'm one of those whom doesn't believe an opening prayer comes close to breaching the separation between church an state... and I'm having a tough time envisioning what evil would befall us if opening prayers were "allowed".

    can anyone delineate the harm/evil this opening prayer has caused?.. be as specific as you can.
    It's not about any evil or harm- it's about a constitutionally established separation and the maintenance of it. It's a matter of principle.

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    Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How is silencing religious speech at government meetings a win for civil liberties so long as anyone is allowed to do so?

    The courts are becoming far too sensitive and many becoming far too butthurt over anything remotely religious.
    Can't blame them.. Religion kills.


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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings | The Raw Story

    A big win for civil liberties. All members should be treated equally and government bodies should not open sessions with a prayer. This is a win for a cornerstone on the Separation of Church and State.


    Awesome. I would be very uncomfortable if I were at a government meeting and they started with a prayer of any kind.

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, I'm one of those whom doesn't believe an opening prayer comes close to breaching the separation between church an state... and I'm having a tough time envisioning what evil would befall us if opening prayers were "allowed".

    can anyone delineate the harm/evil this opening prayer has caused?.. be as specific as you can.
    This a well known tactic of monotheists : Rationalizing why the insertion of their religious proclivities into all facet sof life is nonthreatening or "just makes sense"..............When in reality it is always threatening because none of their religious proclivities make any sense...........................

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, I'm one of those whom doesn't believe an opening prayer comes close to breaching the separation between church an state... and I'm having a tough time envisioning what evil would befall us if opening prayers were "allowed".

    can anyone delineate the harm/evil this opening prayer has caused?.. be as specific as you can.
    You see, they really object when I sacrifice a goat which is of course the opening sequence of my prayer.... I don't know WHY people complain, why is it a big deal? it's just my prayer

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Awesome. I would be very uncomfortable if I were at a government meeting and they started with a prayer of any kind.
    Why would either you or I care how the meeting was opened?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Praying as official legislative business is... That is state authority endorsing a religion.
    well, SCOTUS disagrees with you.. and has ruled as much.


    the Supreme court has already ruled on such a case.... they found that paying a chaplain to give the opening prayers violated the Constitution... but found that opening prayers did not.
    Marsh V Chambers is the case..

    i'd be willing to take a look at what substantive information you have to back up your opinion, though..... got any?

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    This a well known tactic of monotheists : Rationalizing why the insertion of their religious proclivities into all facet sof life is nonthreatening or "just makes sense"..............When in reality it is always threatening because none of their religious proclivities make any sense...........................
    thanks for the odd opinion that doesn't address anything....

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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    You see, they really object when I sacrifice a goat which is of course the opening sequence of my prayer.... I don't know WHY people complain, why is it a big deal? it's just my prayer
    is that really how you appeal for good tidings?.. by killing an animal?...such a violent religion you have there.

    interesting... .what sort of ritual do you when you appeal for bad tidings?... wholesale slaughter of a herd?... knifing babies?


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