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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    So the mere act of following your faith with a group of peers = pushing religion on others?

    I fail to see how that is.
    There's a difference between a group of your peers (ie. a church) and a group of captive legislators, some of whom may not be part of your religious group. If you want to do it on your own, in private, knock yourself out. Once you start telling everyone in a group that they have to put up with your religion, that's another matter entirely.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And on the opposite end of the spectrum, maybe some people don't want to sit there and listen to stupid prayers that mean absolutely nothing to them. Why should they have to listen to a bunch of religious mumbo jumbo when they are there for a town meeting?
    There is nothing wrong with prayer. But what happens when a few Muslims kneel down on their prayer rugs?
    People have differing views on prayer, and perhaps a few moments of silence would be appropriate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHH

    PEOPLE ARE PRAYING!!!!1111!!!!! HOW DARE THEY!!!

    THATS MY .000000001 CENT THAT WENT TOWARDS THAT TWO MINUTE PRAYER!!! I WANT IT BACK!!!!!!

    WAHHHHHHHH

    Well maybe some people simply get tired of hearing all of you super religious folks proselytizing all the time, judging everyone else according to ridiculous religious standards, and being SOOOOO self-righteous.

    God is probably sick of hearing you people too.

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

    I understand the need to keep religion and government separate,but isn't there plenty of other things to bitch about politicians for than praying? The average income in my area is $100,000 and we still can't get our town council to fill in a pothole. Is Rowen County such a Utopia that people here can't find something else to bitch about?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There's a difference between a group of your peers (ie. a church) and a group of captive legislators, some of whom may not be part of your religious group. If you want to do it on your own, in private, knock yourself out. Once you start telling everyone in a group that they have to put up with your religion, that's another matter entirely.

    "captive legislators"

    You do realize "legislators" in any facade of the government are not required to be there - and at times many aren't? This includes simple municipal governments.

    So now that we have established the fact that no one is FORCED to be there - that means people are only there on account of free will. So you can either listen to the prayer or not be there when the prayer is taking place. Sorry to explain that the majority will always overrule the minority in simple social situations like this.

    Furthermore, anyone who would make a big deal about this has personality issues...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well maybe some people simply get tired of hearing all of you super religious folks proselytizing all the time, judging everyone else according to ridiculous religious standards, and being SOOOOO self-righteous.

    God is probably sick of hearing you people too.
    You're the one doing the judging here missy...

    If you don't like prayer then don't go poking your beak around places where you can find prayer...

    People like you look for trouble...

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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
    Furthermore, anyone who would make a big deal about this has personality issues...
    Anyone who believes in that religious crap has fantasy issues.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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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
    You're the one doing the judging here missy...

    If you don't like prayer then don't go poking your beak around places where you can find prayer...

    People like you look for trouble...
    No, people who go to town meetings are NOT looking for trouble. They just don't want to hear a bunch of religious people praying everywhere, and the shouldn't have to either. Super religious people are just plain annoying IMO. Pray to your damn self and spare us your hypocrisy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lolabird View Post
    There is nothing wrong with prayer. But what happens when a few Muslims kneel down on their prayer rugs?
    People have differing views on prayer, and perhaps a few moments of silence would be appropriate.
    No, progressives ONLY change their view on prayer then. Because Muslims are a minority and progressives are incapable of criticizing or questioning minorities.

    Muslims have the same civil liberties and right to pray as any other US citizen however, Muslims don't pray like Christians so I wouldn't expect them to open a meeting with a prayer.

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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, progressives ONLY change their view on prayer then. Because Muslims are a minority and progressives are incapable of criticizing or questioning minorities.

    Muslims have the right to pray too however, Muslims don't pray like Christians so I wouldn't expect them to open a meeting with a prayer.
    Ha-ha!! You've got it backwards there buddy. It's you religious people who change your tune whenever another religion is involved that doesn't necessarily agree with your religion. You want to allow Christian prayer and not any other.

    The whole situation is dumb. Just leave your prayers out of it. All it does is delay things. Then, we have more Muslim and other religious denominations, they're going to want to say their stupid prayers too. Then, the whole town meeting would be dominated by all of these useless prayers. It's so stupid.

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