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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Why are you posting the demented ravings of a complete nutjob, a man Glenn Beck idolises. Skousen's so-called "Communist Goals" came out of his rather deranged mind. The communists supported by the USSR were bad enough but the words of Skousen came only from his rather disturbed brain.
    Why are you denying that socialists exist in the United States and many progressives are sympathetic?

    You act like it's a lie that socialists exist because guys like Glenn Beck understand the prerequisites of a socialist based revolution...

    It's not exactly like this is the first time socialists have attempted to coup a government - people who enjoy history generally understand the social conditions preceding a coup - you "liberals" call it "progress."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Except no one is preventing them from praying. They can go on and do that if they want to, I have no objection whatsoever to that, and I would defend them vigorously. But not as an official prayer, starting the meeting. When they act in an official capacity, they represent all stakeholders, not just themselves and the people of their faith. People should always be free to pray, unless for the purpose of disruption or the like.

    Suppose a representative believed that an official prayer should last an hour. Would you support him under freedom of religion?

    If brought to a vote and agreed upon, why not? Have a big tent revival. What you're advocating is a tyranny of the minority. On something like prayer, the one or two people need to learn what I can almost guarantee they squawk about -- being tolerant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    In my humble opinion,far too many people,whether they are religious or not, are too busy poking their noses in other peoples business rather than attending to their own.
    If it's not not one group bitching about people people praying in public,then it is another group bitching about gays getting married.If it is not one group bitching about some religious group putting religious displays on government property,then it is another group bitching about how their religion doesn't automatically get their way all the time.
    Yes this world can be quite difficult however, I'm not the one obsessing over/dreaming of new ideas to bitch about.

    This is on par with some idiot getting upset because a woman is breastfeeding her baby in public...

    How could anyone be this intolerant over prayer??? These clowns who are even attempting to debate this idea wouldn't say **** if this was over Muslim prayer 5 times a day. No, they only feel comfortable to criticize Christianity when they themselves stereotypically believe most Christians are conservative - not only that but white conservative males that are 3000 years old.. That or they belong to a Church that psychologically flogs them while preaching "Baptist social justice."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    If brought to a vote and agreed upon, why not? Have a big tent revival. What you're advocating is a tyranny of the minority. On something like prayer, the one or two people need to learn what I can almost guarantee they squawk about -- being tolerant.
    Such thinking would entirely circumvent the 1st amendment. I can tell I am not dealing with a person who is rational about this matter. Carry on.
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Such thinking would entirely circumvent the 1st amendment. I can tell I am not dealing with a person who is rational about this matter. Carry on.
    I suppose considering your agenda you wouldn't follow the logic, but I do adore your dismissive remarks in place of sound rebuttal.

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

    Our world and our country has gone to **** and people want to debate this??

    Well I do suppose this thread does shed light on some posters true political ideals and the authoritarians that "co-exist" on this forum so it is useful for weeding out the classical liberals from the progressives.

    Just don't respond to my post because it may make me offended and that is against the law allegedly.

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

    The Constitution says this....." Article [I]13 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. "

    It does not say it is illegal to pray, nor are there any words alluding to 'separation of church and state' which is a catch phrase invented by liberals who swear it is stated in the Constitution.

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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 suppose considering your agenda you wouldn't follow the logic, but I do adore your dismissive remarks in place of sound rebuttal.
    I would just rather contend with someone who has thought this through carefully. Nothing against you personally.
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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
    Why are you denying that socialists exist in the United States and many progressives are sympathetic?

    You act like it's a lie that socialists exist because guys like Glenn Beck understand the prerequisites of a socialist based revolution...

    It's not exactly like this is the first time socialists have attempted to coup a government - people who enjoy history generally understand the social conditions preceding a coup - you "liberals" call it "progress."
    What does this reply have to do with the supposed "Communist Goals" you posted?
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I would just rather contend with someone who has thought this through carefully. Nothing against you personally.
    No, you would like to converse with someone who seeks to diminish or destroy the right of people to freely exercise their religion. I'm not offended, I would just rather you be honest.

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