Reply to "Group complains about Brooks’ pregame prayers"

Originally Posted by teyates:

I would not have a problem with you doing that.  I would sit there with a smirk on my face and relish in your ignorance, but would have no desire to run to my local attorney and have an injunction filed because I felt threatened by your actions.  As I see it, I am firm in my beliefs and secure in what I believe, so much so that if I hear prayers from a Muslim cleric I do not feel threatened by them, no more than i would be if I walked into a Wiccan ceremony or a bunch of Devil worshippers.  My point is that Mr. Green, and his lackies (of which you are since you promote his agenda) think that you have acheived some great victory over the Christians who are trying to take away your freedoms.  You have done no such thing.  In reality, a moment of silence is fine with me, I have a problem with your liberal ideals and the hypocrisy of a group that finds it is OK to suppress one groups public speaking because you feel threatened by them.

It is OK to say you are scared....the first step to solving your problem is admitting you have one.....lol.

Perhaps when the whole stadium breaks into a prayer, which will certainly be much louder and more heartfelt than a simple person's attempt to acknowledge God, Mr. Green can live with the fact that he probably did more for Christianity in the community than if he would have just kept his mouth shut, sat there, and smirked......lol.


I am not anyone's lackey, and the people who support the separation of church and state aren't his lackeys either.  I would say most people who would like to see the moment of silence aren't trying to get one over on anyone, but I can't speak for other people's motives.

 

I have a problem with any group who feels the need to broadcast their prayer over a PA at school events that aren't prayer meetings and no one group is represented, and oh..and when that is illegal.  You can dislike my liberal ideals all you want, but ironically the views that liberal people hold protect your right to pray as well as my right not to have any religion become a state religion.  Liberals generally don't want religion abolished or forbidden, but simply not to have one religion be the preferred one.  I understand that this is hard for those who would prefer to be the preferred group, but it really isn't reasonable for anyone else to agree to that situation if they value their rights and freedoms.  

 

If you need to believe that everyone who disagrees with you is scared that is cool with me, but it isn't reality.  Perhaps when the stadium fills with a peaceful silence where all faiths and beliefs are respected and no laws are broken, where the energy and feel in the place is caring and positive without a particular religion having the right to run the show according to one set of rules it will be a place of fairness for all.

 

I am really surprised that you really believe that people shouting prayers in great numbers just because it is the way things are being done (we have no idea how many really even are thinking about what they are saying) than a simple person's attempt to acknowledge God.  How would that be determined?  I would think God would like to have some sincere believers quietly praying to him from their hearts than a stadium full of people shouting loudly to fill the air whether it is from the heart or not...perhaps I am wrong on that, though.  I thought what is the a person's heart mattered more than the public prayer..hmm.  If you are really okay with a moment of silence and the PA prayer is illegal, then why are you against it happening?  They will most likely be reasonable since they won't win the case and do it anyway.

 

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