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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    No one is praying to her though...
    Yeah, they are, when they address their prayers to her. Many people ask Mary to plead their case before the Father, and they do it by addressing their prayers to her injust such a manner as I have indicated. Here is another example:


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    Pray for us in all our needs.
    Pray for us today.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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

    IMO, religion and government should be kept as far apart as possible.....Religion has been creeping into government for quite some time now...Congress, especially the House, seems to think that it is fine to create bills based on their religious beliefs... Prayer in government encourages this practice....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    By the way - anyone who wants to pray before the meeting is welcome to -they can pray silently to themselves at any point before the meeting starts; or they can go off premise and pray as a group on the sidewalk.
    I don't think you understand the concept of being able to practice your religion the way you want. Saying that you can only make a prayer silently to yourself or off the premises isn't exactly freedom of religion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't think you understand the concept of being able to practice your religion the way you want. Saying that you can only make a prayer silently to yourself or off the premises isn't exactly freedom of religion.
    So, if I don't believe in praying for guidance, but only for gods will to be done, can I hold up the meeting to offer my own prayer acceptable to me? Does everyone get to do this?
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Yeah, they are, when they address their prayers to her. Many people ask Mary to plead their case before the Father, and they do it by addressing their prayers to her injust such a manner as I have indicated. Here is another example:


    Holy Mary, mother fair,
    Filled with love for God,
    Pray for us in all our needs.
    Pray for us today.
    I am sorry but you are mistaken. If I asked you to pray for me would I be praying to you? No. It's a Communion of Saints thing...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    Good- this isn't a theocracy- keep your religion to yourself!



    They are certainly welcome to their religion but we are not going to let them shove their wacky ideas down our throats and turn the USA into a theocracy.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I am sorry but you are mistaken. If I asked you to pray for me would I be praying to you? No. It's a Communion of Saints thing...
    Many reject what you say and consider this to be praying to Mary.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I am sorry but you are mistaken. If I asked you to pray for me would I be praying to you? No. It's a Communion of Saints thing...



    If I ever pray for you, You probably won't like what I pray for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Many reject what you say and consider this to be praying to Mary.
    I am aware of this, which is why I took the time to correct the error.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I am aware of this, which is why I took the time to correct the error.
    Your opinion about whether it is an error or not is irrelevant because it misses the point. Each sect prays differently, and some sects pray in ways that are unacceptable to other sects. No matter how the prayer is constructed, it will be unbiblical to some sects.

    The fact that you want to argue (oh, I am sorry, "correct" me) about the nature of such prayers is evidence in and of itself that there is a problem here.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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