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Originally posted by spw184
Duh, it's hardly a liberal piece of legislation.
And yes I would imagine this is aimed at France's Muslim community.
Originally posted by caladonea
I live in downtown Seattle, WA ....if I want to kneel down in the middle of the sidewalk and say a prayer...I can.....by the way I have not done this as yet....but...I am going to....just to see what happens. Seattle is tolerant of a lot of behaviors...and as far as I know praying in the street is not against the law.
I am going to go to a popular shopping square downtown at lunch time with a friend of mine and we are going to kneel and pray.
I will let you know the reaction we got...(if anyone is interested).
I think the people in France should be able to pray outside if they want to...it doesn't hurt anyone.
Originally posted by jeramie
We aren't supposed to pray out in public just for the sake of public attention:
5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6But 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.
And this is nothing new for France. They were the ones who killed the two Witnesses in 1793. If you want to learn about it, please click the following link and read all of it.
Originally posted by wayouttheredude
I guess that France does not have the equivalent of a first amendment. Our first amendment rights are pretty eroded in the US but if someone tried to ban praying in public the ACLU and the constitutionalists on the right and the left would be shouting that law down at the top of their lungs. Who ever proposed it might find they have no safe place to avoid media attention.
Originally posted by Varemia
Pretty sure that gathering in large numbers in public to block a street with prayer is not recommended in the US. Just saying...
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Thats France for you. Like anyone is really going to pray in the street and get hit, this is just a push to outlaw Faiths, as you will see eventually. I predict that in the near future all religion/faiths will be outlawed.