Just pray

Discussion in 'Prayer Request' started by Wally, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Wally

    Wally New Member

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    Please
    Take a moment and read
    Paul Harvey and Prayer

    Paul Harvey says:

    I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue
    somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I
    don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a
    lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory
    of evolution.

    Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be
    endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer
    before a football game.

    So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there
    reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a
    God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the
    players on the field and the fans going home from the game
    "But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue.

    Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country
    founded on Christian principles. According to our very
    own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others
    better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect-somebody
    chanting Hare Krishna?

    If I went to a football game in Jerusalem,
    I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

    If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad,
    I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

    If I went to a ping pong match in China,
    I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

    And I wouldn't be offended.
    It wouldn't bother me one bit.
    When in Rome ..

    "But what about the atheists?" is another argument.
    What about them?
    Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to
    pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If
    that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear
    plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand.
    Call your lawyer!

    Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or
    two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do.
    I don't think a short prayer at a football game is
    going to shake the world's foundations.

    Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other
    cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our
    parents and grandparents taught us to pray before
    eating; to pray before we go to sleep.

    Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a
    handful of people and their lawyers are telling us
    to cease praying.

    God, help us.
    And if that last sentence offends you,
    well ... just sue me.

    The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we
    let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard
    .... that the vast majority don't care what they want. It
    is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them, you don't
    have to pray; you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance;
    you don't have to believe in God or attend services that
    honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your
    right. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our
    rights away. We are fighting back ...
    and we WILL WIN!

    God bless us one and all ... especially those who denounce
    Him. God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still
    the greatest nation of all.

    God bless our service men who are fighting to protect
    our right to pray and worship God.
     
  2. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Wally outstanding post brother, and as far as the fight goes any one who does not like the words In God We Trust or a prayer in public or the plage and fells there should not leagle has just steped on my toes and a fighting we must go.
     

  3. misterwhiskers

    misterwhiskers New Member

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    Great post!

    You might add,especially with the "holidays" coming up that you can put a minora,chineese dragon a tree and a snowman up on display but God forbid you put a nativity scene anywhere!
    Almost went to war with my kids school on that one.
    They teach them all about minoras,ramadan,chinese newyears and every other thing you can think of but not one word about christ!that pisses me off big time.
    Told my kids to have their teacher explain time to the class,you know BC-AD and explain why our whole meaning of time is based on his life why there is no mentioning of him in school?
     
  4. abilene

    abilene New Member

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    Those who whine and complain about prayer in this world will wind up knashing their teeth and praying louder than anyone else in the next world.
     
  5. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Good post Wally. It is a shame how things are going.
     
  6. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    I agree with you. Believe as you want but don't intrude on my beliefs. What I believe is what I believe and what you believe is what you believe. Wish everybody could just get along, but we can't. One thing that realy chaps my you know what is these people that protest our soldiers, yet live in this country they fight for. My father served two tours in vietnam, and my brother was in desert storm and people protested them. Protest the war itself not the soldiers.
     
  7. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    If their is more of us than them.......... Then why is it, that only they have a say ? We all should get together and have a Million Person christian March or something. How is it that we have no right to pray in public anymore ?

    I don't mind if someone else has a different religion than mine, but I do mind when they try to stop what I believe in.
     
  8. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Old Paul said just what I feel.

    Thanks Wally for sharing it!
     
  9. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    i am in this group of agreement
     
  10. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    great post wally i agree
    i also agree with why is the minority the ones that have
    the upperhand?
    if there is a vote doesn't majority of the votes win?
    yes its past time to stand up to these morons
     
  11. onionhead1112

    onionhead1112 New Member

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    I may not hold your beliefs but will stand with you in defence of them!and you right to them.I am not offended if the majoriety wishes to have a prayer I find it not offensive to see the 10 commandments. I find it offensive to be judged for having different beliefs but I will agree to defend my christain muslim jewish etc. neighbors rights to their faith in public. Belief is not a crime!and Faith is not a dirty word to be hidden from public view.

    - just a thought from your Heathen neighbors.
     
  12. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    wally, we need more of this, it's good stuff! :D
     
  13. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Great post brother! I feel the same way!