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Originally posted by TarzanBeta
Originally posted by Destiny Of Souls
I would of laughed the whole time, then booed as loud as I could when people started to bow their heads.
I would of loved for her to try that at my HS. She would of been laughed out of the announcer's booth.
I gave you a star out of sheer sarcasm. You need attention so you'll get it.
Enjoy yourself, playskool.
Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
Originally posted by TruthWizard
I think it is ridiculous to not allow people to pray at high school/local events,
Here's a tip:
Not everyone follows your God. Not everyone worships your God. God is an ancient, mythological character made up for a certain group to Worship. There have been numerous Gods throughout history.
Keep it away from events and sport events that bring a variety of individuals who may share different religious views.
Originally posted by ThreeSistersofLoveandLigh
So nice of you to ask me that.
No, I am not "spreading my belief or dogma" in the spiritual sense. What I believe is mine alone, and unless I am asked, I do not go around asking others to believe or worship as I do.
To ask someone to "Pray in the name of Jesus" is doing just that.
To me it is wrong.
I do not base my belief or my personal dogma on the laws of this country, and as a matter of fact there are many that I disagree with, but on this particular issue I have to agree with the Supreme Court.
As far as I am concerned, your religion, your belief, your dogma is just that...YOURS. It does not belong in a public forum... period
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by GorehoundLarry
Could you describe the exact injury to you which occurs when you inadvertently hear a prayer? In detail?
I hate, and I mean hate Pop Music and Bubblegum Music. If I walk into a Cafe and they have some playing on the speakers, I don't throw a fit; I don't demand they turn it off; I don't act like a child. Why? Because that would make me an intolerant jerk because the music does me no harm and others in their enjoy it. It does me no harm for it to play while I'm there.
Same thing exactly.
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Originally posted by nunya13
Since when did school football games become an acceptable event for political soap box speeches?
Since when did classrooms become acceptable forums for political soap box speeches? Yet it happens all over the country in middle schools, high schools, colleges. Oh, did you forget about those?
There is no Constitutional limit on political speech and endorsement. There is a limit on religious endorsement by the government. That's the difference.
Originally posted by alienreality
This is a great story to hear!
I for one am a Christian, and this principal felt like shoving the crud back in other direction for a change,,
I love it!! Kudos to them.. And the entire participating student body loved it too!!!!! They were willing listeners and so were not "forced" like one poster whined about
Athiests go cry in your corner now..whaaaahaaaaaa!
Athiets is a totally fake concept for the ones that come in here and show they are actually against anything Godly or Christian.. That isn't the disbelief in something, it is being against the believers.. If they truly didn't believe then they wouldn't give a rat's behind when someone says something..
Originally posted by fworkman
reply to post by Anti-Evil
I think this is wonderful. I can only imagine what it must have looked like with everyone praying. I am sure that the majority bowed their heads to God Almighty. Notice I typed majority? Thats right... Majority.
A few folks might be offended. Why should we change laws to appease the few but very vocal?