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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Who the hell are you to decide when people can or cannot pray? right now you're acting flippin tyrant - no better than Hitler or Stalin....
    Who the hell are you to decide that I have to pay for someone praying? And take your Godwin comment and go pound sand with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    Freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion! No one is denying them the right to pray- I fully support people's right to prayer, I could care less which god you pray to; however when this praying is done while in the process of conducting official government business then we have a problem!
    No actually it does not. No where in any part of the Constitution does it state or even imply that you have the freedom to not be offended by something you don't like. Which is what your claim of "freedom FROM religion" is all about.
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    For goodness sakes, it is people practicing their faith.



    No one was forced to pray. The worst they had to deal with was tolerate a prayer.
    So if they loudly went in shouting "Allah Akbar!" that would be OK with you? Isn't that just people practicing their religion?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The prayer in question was at a government function and it was in regards to a specific religion. That is tantamount to government establishment of a religion.

    As a Libertarian, I would think you'd find the freedom not to have to pray to a particular god to be pretty important.
    NO ITS NOT...

    When there is a ****ing law that states everyone at the meeting must partake in prayer or be charged with a crime THEN I WILL side with you but that isn't the case.....

    Clearly the first two sentences of our First Amendment are too difficult for you to compute....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Who the hell are you to decide that I have to pay for someone praying? And take your Godwin comment and go pound sand with it.
    That's the thing - I don't decide, and neither do you. That decision was decided when our Bill of Rights was ratified.

    Not my fault you have troubles respecting and obeying the Bill of Rights as a whole....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So tell me, how do you from "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" to "separation of church and state" that restricts the liberty of the people to practice their religion?
    Your religion does not force you to pray at government functions. It just doesn't. So the government not endorsing a particular religion through prayer or otherwise is not in any way a restriction of your beliefs. You don't have to pray at a government function. You want to. Which is 1) in contradiction to the very notion of a secular government and 2) unacceptable for official government functions.

    I don't understand how anyone can find that interpretation makes any sense.
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    That's the thing - I don't decide, and neither do you. That decision was decided when our Bill of Rights was ratified.

    Not my fault you have troubles respecting and obeying the Bill of Rights as a whole....
    So where in the Bill of Rights does it say I have to pay for your praying. Point that part out for me please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    NO ITS NOT...

    When there is a ****ing law that states everyone at the meeting must partake in prayer or be charged with a crime THEN I WILL side with you but that isn't the case.....

    Clearly the first two sentences of our First Amendment are too difficult for you to compute....
    If they are at the meeting, then they have to be involved in the prayer beforehand. It's not just about a law passed, and if it was, you'd say "Well, it wasn't Congress, so it's OK.

    I'm not the one who can't compute the First Amendment, you are. My understanding is in line with that of years of jurisprudence and rulings from people who actually ARE Constitutional experts.


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

    Do people not realize that the intent of the First Amendment was to outright ban theocracy but not religion?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Do people not realize that the intent of the First Amendment was to outright ban theocracy but not religion?
    No, they don't.

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