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Author Topic: Federal Appeals Court in Texas lifts ban on prayer  (Read 4266 times)

« on: June 03, 2011, 04:53:35 PM »
Luigison: Question everything!
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 04:59:03 PM »
Our college's head chef led us in prayer before the Radio Broadcasting class' graduation dinner. I was impressed.
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TEM

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 02:35:49 PM »
****ing Texas.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 03:35:28 PM »
Of course they mean praying to the Christian god. What would they say if a Muslim student prayed to Allah?
Luigison: Question everything!
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 11:54:04 AM »
http://www.nbc12.com/story/14864125/ten-commandments-going-back-up-in-schools

...eeeeyyyuuuugghhhhhhhh

It's like, you know, they wouldn't like it if the government told them how to practice their religion...
« Last Edit: June 08, 2011, 12:01:58 PM by PaperLuigi »
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 12:06:47 PM »
I figure this is as good a time as any to mention this.
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CrossEyed7

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 05:42:16 PM »
Quote from: Deuteronomy 5:1-23
And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. Not with our fathers did the LORD make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. The LORD spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, while I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said:
Quote from: God
  • I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.
  • You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
  • You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
  • Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
  • Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
  • You shall not murder.
  • And you shall not commit adultery.
  • And you shall not steal.
  • And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  • And you shall not covet your neighbor's wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.
"These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
It's 95 degrees here, we don't have air conditioning, and I have the day off tomorrow, so I'm not really in the mood to fully address this, but the part where he said the commonly-quoted ten commandments are never written on stone tablets is clearly hooey. I will, however, concede that I don't think focusing on strictly enforcing those ten and completely ignoring the other 603 is the right way to go about things.

Also, if a student wants to pray at a school graduation, that's free exercise, not establishment. Granted, it's Texas, so non-Christian prayers are going to be frowned on, but to say that our response to that should be to take prayer away from everybody rather than working on tolerance is silly.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 05:50:31 PM »
They should be prepared to accept and tolerate Muslim, Hindu and Satanist prayers then. Just saying.
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CrossEyed7

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 06:21:38 PM »
I agree.
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

Luigison

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 06:22:30 PM »
* Luigison marks calendar. 
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