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Cowboys didn't choose this guy for the "blessing" at the Rodeo.

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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: CrikeyMagnet




Pray in the back room if you need it to get through the day. Pray in private, or even in a prearranged location with others of your ilk.


I agree and so does the the New Testament.

Matthew 6:6 KJV


But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.


I wish Christians would actually read the Bible and follow through. Obviously there is an agenda to these public prayers and it just makes Christians look like they are instigating when they pray in public like this. People would be surprised if they met and understood a well versed and intelligent Christian.
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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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Why pray at a rodeo at all? Period? Any prayer?

The majority of cowboys and people attending are Christians? Who cares, and aside from that, prove it. Who keeps track of this? And why on earth does it even matter at a freakin rodeo?


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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: Tusks
Percentage of muslim cowboys, bronc riders, bull riders, team ropers, steer wrestlers, rodeo clown?---0.0%

Percentage of muslims in the crowd? Maybe 0.1%?


You really have NO idea of how many of either group are Muslims...



Percentage of Politically Correct Idjits on the Rodeo Board? Too high, like everywhere else.


You mean too many people take the first Amendment seriously? Freedom of religion is now "politically correct"???



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
This is what's known as the slippery slope in a diverse and secular society, isn't it? Who is really baiting whom? Who thought this was a good idea and why?

Is this a Christian Rodeo? If so, say that, check religious credentials at the door, pray away, and an Iman would never have showed.

We're arguing about who should pray at rodeos now? Instead of why? This is getting beyond ridiculous.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
We're arguing about who should pray at rodeos now? Instead of why? This is getting beyond ridiculous.


I don't care if people want to pray at rodeos, car races, or even at school. I don't attend any of them and if I did, I would exercise my right not to pray. But if a government institution or government-funded organization is allowing prayer, they should allow all religions to be represented, as to not skirt a violation of the first amendment.

Ideally, religion would be practiced, not flaunted... People have TOTALLY forgotten that.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Yeah I get that. I don't care if they pray all day long every day. But clearly the owners of the rodeo, for one reason or another, maybe just wanting to widen their audience (I don't know) thought this was a good idea.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (a cultural event) decided to recognize the cultural diversity in their community. The truth is America is multicultural, and a nation works best when its cultures are shared and assimilated.

Bud Kennedy column (9-15-10): Muslims are part of Texas ranching legacy

and how about a Muslim country singer from Oklahoma

As a child, I went to Indian tribal powwows, heard country music artists at the county fair and watched my favorite cowboys at the rodeo every year. My mother would take us to nearby western Arkansas just to watch an outdoor play in an amphitheater. My parents would take us to Branson, Missouri in the summertime where we’d watch live shows, listen to bluegrass music and make wax candles like it was done in the old times. They even took us to Opryland and the famous Grand Old Opry in Tennessee.


THAT'S the beauty of America!

What's interesting is that people accepted the prayer, until the name of the person saying the prayer was announced. Many of the comments showed bigotry and ignorance.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
I've known lots of cowboys and a fair number of Muslims. They tend to not mix--at all-- either direction.

The First Amendment starts out "Congress shall make no law..." but "Political Correctness" has changed that to "no prayers to a Christian God in public, except inside your Church"---almost the exact opposite of what was intended. As a long time member on a conspiracy site, you should already be familiar with who has caused this to be---but perhaps you aren't.

Christ's instructions on personal prayers in private would have little to do with a group of Christians publicly asking God's protection for the participants.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: Tusks
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
I've known lots of cowboys and a fair number of Muslims. They tend to not mix--at all-- either direction.


Read the link in the post above yours that proves you're WRONG.



Since 1856, Muslims have worshipped in Texas.

Like many Texas Muslims today, the first Muslims served the U.S. Army — as camel drovers.

Of the 27 cultures that share Texas history, the most interesting story might be that of Syrian and Turkish Texans, who trace a legacy back to frontier-era trader Hi Jolly and the U.S. Army Camel Corps.




The First Amendment starts out "Congress shall make no law..." but "Political Correctness" has changed that to "no prayers to a Christian God in public, except inside your Church"---


That is simply not true. I don't think anything you've said is true.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Well when I was a Muslim I certainly never met even one Muslim who went to the rodeos.. not one.. ever in my life have I met even one Muslim to attend a rodeo..

Therefore.. this was nothing more than a publicity stunt.. nothing to do with caring about all the Muslims in the crowd..if there was one or two I would be surprised.
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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: OpinionatedB
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Well when I was a Muslim I certainly never met even one Muslim who went to the rodeos.. not one.. ever in my life have I met even one Muslim to attend a rodeo..

Therefore.. this was nothing more than a publicity stunt.. nothing to do with caring about all the Muslims in the crowd..if there was one or two I would be surprised.


So, YOUR limited experience "that Muslims never attend rodeos", proves that this was a publicity stunt, huh?



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 02:44 PM
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from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Facebook page


We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction:

There was never a Muslim prayer – or a prayer of any specific religion at the Stock Show this year.

Because the Stock Show is an annual community event that attracts many visitors from around the world, country and state each year, last spring, we established a faith-based committee consisting of a wide range of local clergy. We based our decision on and selected our participants from the Mayor’s Faith Cabinet Directory. We invited each participant to provide a one-minute prayer to include the safety of the contestants, animals and participants, the military men and women and world peace. Committee members include: a Cowboy Church pastor, a Catholic priest, TCU Brite Divinity School students, a member of the Clergy and Police Alliance, Christ Chapel Bible Church clergy, a Baptist minister, a Rabbi and an Imam. Last Sunday evening the Imam provided a very appropriate blessing as outlined above.

In addition to the daily pre-rodeo prayers, we hold Cowboy Church each Sunday as we have for decades. ‪#‎fwssr‬


Deny Ignorance



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: desert

Exactly what the thread title says.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

my "limited" experience as a Muslim.. lol.. yes.. I have only been christian since November.. so there is that.



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