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Thread: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Referencing THIS story.

    A question for Conservatives.

    If a Valedictorian in a south carolina school decided to rip up their speech and instead read the islamic Call to Prayer, would you have an issue with that? If so, what would the reason for your taking issue with it?
    Because wouldn't it be awful if a Muslim student wished the best for his classmates?

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Funny that few or none are addressing the question put forth by the OP. Maybe it was the poll itself that confused participants.
    I already addressed it.

    Post #23.

    I notice, however, that you have not addressed the OP anywhere previously in the thread and this post certainly does not address it.

    So... you figured you'd just jump in to moan about folks not addressing the OP, even though some of us have, while doing the same thing (not addressing the OP) that you're here to bitch about?

    How about you stop running around trying to play junior assistant moderator and only ending up putting your foot in your mouth?

    Either that or sit quietly in the corner and drink a nice hot mug of STFU?

    Thanks, and you have the best day ever.

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    I already addressed it.

    Post #23.

    I notice, however, that you have not addressed the OP anywhere previously in the thread and this post certainly does not address it.

    So... you figured you'd just jump in to moan about folks not addressing the OP, even though some of us have, while doing the same thing (not addressing the OP) that you're here to bitch about?

    How about you stop running around trying to play junior assistant moderator and only ending up putting your foot in your mouth?

    Either that or sit quietly in the corner and drink a nice hot mug of STFU?

    Thanks, and you have the best day ever.
    Spoken like a true Junior Assistant Moderator.

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    As long as the speaker was known to be a peaceful person I would have no issue with him reciting a prayer from his practicing religion. Doesn't mean I have to recite the prayer with him or believe in it. He is up there because of his accomplishments, and if that is how he feels his time is best spent then so be it. I would expect all religions to be given the same treatment though. There is room for them all in this country. If an atheist would like to speak about why they don't believe in god then it's there time let them go ahead.

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Spoken like a true Junior Assistant Moderator.
    Sriously though, all your childishness aside, what are your thoughts on the OP?

    Have you even thought about it?

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    As long as the speaker was known to be a peaceful person I would have no issue with him reciting a prayer from his practicing religion. Doesn't mean I have to recite the prayer with him or believe in it. He is up there because of his accomplishments, and if that is how he feels his time is best spent then so be it. I would expect all religions to be given the same treatment though. There is room for them all in this country. If an atheist would like to speak about why they don't believe in god then it's there time let them go ahead.
    So if an atheist valedictorian talked about his non belief and how god doesn't exist, do you think he would be called a hero and invited on Fox news?

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    So if an atheist valedictorian talked about his non belief and how god doesn't exist, do you think he would be called a hero and invited on Fox news?
    Highly unlikely since the story doesn't fit their agenda. Same as a Christian Valedictorian likely won't get invited to MSNBC for doing the same thing. I don't believe either one should be considered a hero for simply practicing their religion.

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Highly unlikely since the story doesn't fit their agenda. Same as a Christian Valedictorian likely won't get invited to MSNBC for doing the same thing. I don't believe either one should be considered a hero for simply practicing their religion.
    Do you think what he did was "practicing his religion"?

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    So if an atheist valedictorian talked about his non belief and how god doesn't exist, do you think he would be called a hero and invited on Fox news?
    If he was living in an atheist majority country in an even stronger atheist majority state where most of his fellow classmates were atheists and would strongly relate to the speech and if he was told he could not speak about his atheism at all because not everyone was an atheist and a few religious people might be upset over it then it may have also been a semi-notable event that would get him/her an invite to msnbc.
    I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.

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    Re: For Conservatives: Religion and Valedictorian speechs [W:83]

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Do you think what he did was "practicing his religion"?
    Yes I believe he was practicing his religion. I also think that it is part of what he truly believes in. So much so that he wanted to let others know his religious beliefs helped guide him to Valedictorian.

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