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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's so easy to interpret, yet it comes up in courts time and again. Turns out we just needed to put you on the Supreme Court

    Theocracy and establishment of a state religion are not the same thing. Of course the whole thing is just a communist plot anyway..
    Ha, you're worried about prayer while 9 clowns "interpret" a Dr. Seuss book.....

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You seriously don't understand that the first amendment voids intrusion of religion into governments as well as separates government from enforcing a religion as it would violate the very notion of a first amendment? Seriously? Lol, spare me your McCarthyist blog. Freedom from religion is older than the 1960s.
    Praying is neither "intrusion" nor "enforcement"

    Its just "adherence" by the individuals involved.
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    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge=power View Post
    The problem here is that Christians in particular feel the need to pray in groups or out loud for some reason.
    So WTF do you care? Ignore it. People who listen to stupid ass rap music feel the need to blast it so loud everyone can hear it within a half mile down the road for some reason....... What do people do? IGNORE IT.

    There is no need to involve everyone in the room when you feel the need to pray.
    There is no need to involve everyone in a half square mile in someone's choice of music either.
    There is no need to say the words out loud. If one is truly comfortable with his religion, a silent prayer is more than satisfactory.
    And you don't dictate to others how they will adhere to their religion. That would be prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
    The need to do it at a public gathering is just prideful show and an attempt to be heard for whatever asinine reason.
    That is how you feel it because you are an anti-christian crusader.

    I give two ****s about Christianity, Jesus, "Holy Mary" or any of that crap..... but they have just as much right to pray before a meeting, and christians in general have the right to pray out loud if they so wish.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    re: Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings [W:656]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It doesn't matter. Less you can demonstrate some amount of significant decline in productivity or quality, it's a null factor. No one is being forced to pay for prayer if an employee prays at work. There are far greater inefficiencies which dominate the work place than prayer and it's at worst a null factor. Though it could have positive effects by making for happier employees.

    As for this case here, it also doesn't matter. They can have any prayer they want so long as they realize that as government they cannot act on laws of gods.
    Woot Woot...

    More stuff Ikari and I actually agree on.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge=power View Post
    So then, by your terms, a Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, Jew, or even an Atheist, could come into your church and open the sermon with a prayer from their religion?
    CHURCH? No.

    If the County Council wanted to open with a Hindu prayer or Muslim or Jewish or whatnot, then they are free to do so.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge=power View Post
    Using government platforms as a means of voicing one's religious beliefs is a perfect example of exploitation and a very intrusive means of proselytization. It is also elitist and prideful.
    They aren't "VOICING THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS" they are simply praying. They aren't telling everyone they have to be Christian too, they are simply praying.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You have freedom of religion, you just don't have the freedom to push it on others. Try again.
    So the mere act of following your faith with a group of peers = pushing religion on others?

    I fail to see how that is.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    By praying to a SPECIFIC deity, they are saying "this is the official religion" in a way.
    No... No they are not... How the **** do you get that our of their prayer? Thats a HUGE stretch good sir.

    What they are saying is, "We are praying" because thats is what is going on.

    I understand that the right is honor-bound to go on about the "war on Christianity," but you're making a fool of yourselves here. What would happen in this meeting if Muslims ran in and shouted "Allahu Akbar!" Would that be OK? They're just practicing their religion, right?
    Why are you blabbering about "The right" and Accusing me of supporting one religion over another?

    How many ****ing times do I have to say that I give two ****ing ****s about Hey Zeus and that lying slut Mary and all of those people..

    I am DEIST. I just happen to be right about this issue.....
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    I have the right to speak, but I can't show up at a government meeting and just start talking; I have the right to smoke, but I cannot show up in a government office and light up; I have the right to have a beer, but I can't pop the lid in a government office.....It is your right to pray--but do it at home, in church, in your car, but not in a government office....
    Yes you have a right to speak, and yes...you CAN show up at a government council meeting and start talking. You will not be charged with any crime related to speaking. No you don't have a right to smoke. No you do not have a right to drink beer.
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