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Date: 08/19/08 05:15 PM

59 Responses to Residents Pissed at Mayor’s Move to Replace Prayer

  1. Profile photo of Nic_Gaybot
    Nic_Gaybot Female 18-29
    230 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Link: Residents Pissed at Mayor’s Move to Replace Prayer - Guess what he`s replacing during town meetings with...
  2. Profile photo of Anish
    Anish Male 13-17
    509 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 5:16 pm
    What the hell he replaced prayer with a moment of silence where we can still pray?! That dictator!
  3. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    HE`S A WITCH!!!
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    NowPleaseRea Male 70 & Over
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    town council meetings aint church god dammit!
  5. Profile photo of Burnsy777
    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
    274 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    Wait? You`re telling me he is in poo because he is not pushing religion on people, but still giving them a chance to pray?
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    andrewgaynor Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    At least the mayor is open minded to other peoples opinions, beliefs, etc etc.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    I don`t see a problem with his decision but I doubt he`ll get re-elected. The term "progressive" and "equal" are probably foreign in that town.
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    caf19 Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    Welcome to Southport, please set your watches back 100 years...
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm
    freddyferret
    Male, 30-39, Midwest US
    2541 Posts Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:24:21 PM
    I don`t see a problem with his decision but I doubt he`ll get re-elected. The term "progressive" and "equal" are probably foreign in that town.

    me 2 moment of silence = pray....

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    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Why did that double post?
  11. Profile photo of Snivellus
    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    I don`t see the problem...
    With a moment of silence, people could pray and the people that don`t want to don`t have to.

    But with a prayer, you`re kind of forced to pray...

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    "Why did that double post?"
    WITCH!!!
  13. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    i think its a better idea than having prayer time, like he said they can still prey.. i feel ignorent when im in a group and its time to prey..cos i dont prey lol...theres noone to prey to, for me.
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    kiddo Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    :P, im too lazy to click it, does it bring entertainment?
  15. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    this is near where i live in indiana...its not that he took away the prayer, its that he basically said `i dont care what you want. i`m better than you, and you don`t matter.`
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    Lapin Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    Agreed, it`s totally fine.
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    aaserali Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    hey! thats the anchorman that was reporting on that rapist and looked exactly like the sketch right??
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    clever-chan Female 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Not really, I think it was more thinking about everyone, not everyone likes to or does pray. By having a moment of silence rather than prayer it makes a happy medium. Those who want to pray, those who don`t just sit silently.
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    moosekid Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    Well, when 100% of the people are the EXACT same Religion then you can have religious rules...untill then POLITICAL CORRECTNESS FTW!
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    Ineffable Female 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Kill him!
  21. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    America..mind control for the masses!
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    Jimmi Male 13-17
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    August 19, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    I can`t believe he took away their ability to pray, rather then reflect or think about anything else, and actually gave them the chance to do all these at once. A monster I say! He shouldn`t even get re-elected, blasphemer.
  23. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    Separation of church and state.

    der.

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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    That blonde woman at the end kept AHH sighing AHH after AHH every AHH word...BAHH
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    ohthedrama Male 30-39
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    August 19, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    Good for them. I would have walked out too.
  26. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    Church.

    State.

    Separation.

    WHAT`S NOT TO GET!?

  27. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    I think the mayors in the right. after all what if not every one in the town is the same religion?
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    iluvfood Male 13-17
    324 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    shes a witch
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    ohthedrama
    Male, 30-39, Midwest US.
    Good for them. I would have walked out too.

    Yes, an answer from deep in the bible belt.
    I think it was wrong for them to walk out.
    they dont realize not every one shares their believes?
    At my school every morning on the announcements before the pledge we have a "moment of silent meditation"
    A spoken prayer is a bad thing, if it was a religious group then sure pray all you want, but a town meeting, there could be jews, muslims, catholics, protestants, and whatever else different religions in that town. let every one do their own prayer so no one gets left out.

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    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
    909 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    Couldn`t have put it better myself, opiebreath / CaptainPat.
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    FoodFiend Male 13-17
    33 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    Shweet. I`m pumped for Flame War II. Kick back and let the fire pop your popcorn.

    White, right, conservative might!

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    first, its pray...you pray IN groups, you prey ON groups.

    and i also agree, I am glad that guy got escorted out for disturbing the moment of silence.

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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    If you think you need to say a prayer aloud for it to "work" or whatever, you seriously need to take a time out and question your beliefs.
    Isn`t God supposed to be able to hear your prayers, even those unspoken?
    Or do you just tell yourself you believe in God?
    Do you go through the motions "just in case"?
    It`s like these people feel a need to flaunt their religion, like it`s something to be proud of.
    It`s not.
    It`s just something you do or don`t.

    People pray aloud in church because that`s what they`re there to do.
    That there`s a town meeting. You`re there to discuss business and the betterment of you community.
    If you want to pray about it, it should be a private thing, and done in your own faith.
    And if you don`t, you shouldn`t have to.

    If these people were true "Christians" or whatever, they`d be able to see that. :|

  34. Profile photo of ded5833
    ded5833 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Jeez these people are missing the point. They probably do have more than that as problems in that town anyways, as that woman looks like she`s drinking a bottle of Smirnoff during a Town Council Meeting.

  35. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    i think thats some kinda fancy flavored water. lol.
  36. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Welcome to America, worship my god or I will f*cking burn you alive you damned filth!

    LOL FREEDOM!

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    yofuzzy Male 13-17
    310 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:31 pm
    when was the last time they read the constitution?
  38. Profile photo of ded5833
    ded5833 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    @CaptainPat: Let`s pretend that it is Smirnoff. It just.. makes more sense.

    :3

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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
    883 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    bitch bitch bitch
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    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    Interesting issue. On the one hand, a moment of silence allows for praying anyway. On the other hand, we have what seems to be a predominately christian neighborhood.

    I feel the main issue here is not that prayer was removed, but that the community had no choice. We may prefer a moment of silence, but this is a place where quite possibly everyone IS christian, so nobody would really feel left out during a group prayer. But in the end, it should have been a suggestion voted on, not a sudden and absolute change.

    While I do feel there should be a separation of church and state, I more strongly believe in an individual`s right to vote for what they believe in, even if I disagree with it.

  41. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    August 19, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    ^ before you post. i said the same thing on the previous page, albeit much shorter.
  42. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    witch trials yet again, DAMN YOU MASS HYSTERIA!!!!
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    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
    657 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    " caf19
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    7 Posts Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:25:11 PM
    Welcome to Southport, please set your watches back 100 years..."

    Lolololol. I love witty people.

    I agree with this change.

  44. Profile photo of Gexxo
    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    August 19, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    I know. And I was expanding on the idea. I can read, you know.
  45. Profile photo of kikij
    kikij Female 18-29
    311 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 12:22 am
    why the hell should he have to pray or suggest other people pray when he might not be religious. A moment silence is perfect, people who want to pray can pray and people who don`t can sit in quiet contemplation.
    People shouldn`t force their beliefs onto other people.
  46. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
    848 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 1:17 am
    Matthew 6:5-8
    5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
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    Dukem Male 13-17
    63 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 1:46 am
    Completely agree with kikij.

    Whenever the Reverend used to come to our Church of England school to tell us a story from the bible or whatever :P, she`d tell us to take a silent moment to pray or reflect on things. I`ve never been forced to pray, and I definitely wouldn`t want to be.

    I bet you if he`d just suggested prayer, which I`m guessing those people were all unaware that he was still implying, I doubt they`d be as upset.

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    waath1 Male 18-29
    436 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 2:09 am
    C`mon guys. Forced prayer is the ONLY prayer!
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2008 at 4:01 am
    As an Atheist, I am deeply offended by prayers of any kind, including moments of silence. It`s a waste of my time, I can have a moment of silence ANYTIME I want. I don`t need to be told when to think of stuff to myself without speaking them out loud.

    Moments of silence now offend me, as a mortal.

    I <3 Atheism

  50. Profile photo of ohthedrama
    ohthedrama Male 30-39
    162 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 4:51 am
    ^^^ You what offends me? People who simply just cannot look at something without a ultra-liberal and selfish point of view. Our my needs fulfilled? Who cares about your needs! My needs superseed you! Everyone else is the scum of the earth except for me!

    This is what offends me. ;)

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 5:29 am
    Jesus Christ is a great word to use to describe how pissed you are, I like to use Jesus F#cking Christ! in my expression os shock, or outrage, another good one is Jesus f#cking and Mary Joseph...that`s a great one for disbelief.
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    ayull Male 18-29
    239 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 5:54 am
    "This town has bigger problems to deal with."

    I`ll say... did you see the size of all the women there? Where`s Jenny Craig when you need her?

    Anyway, I`m a Christian - but I think the moment of silence thing is perfectly appropiate. It prevents offense to any person of any faith, or of no faith at all, and allows each to use that time quietly in their preferred way. This practice encourages tolerance and understanding - concepts as alien to these townspeople as are the concepts of passing on dessert or not putting gravy on their bacon.

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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2008 at 6:42 am
    Separation of church and state. Prayer time for government officials was liable to land them in hot water.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 6:49 am
    Urgh i just need to get this out..

    Why are religious people always forcing religion on us, when it was "time of prayer" none of the non-religious people complained, that they want it to be a moment of silence.
    But when they change it to suit everyone, the Religious ones get mad.
    Its typical!

  55. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 8:27 am
    Outrageous. This really means a lot to me. Removing prayer is such a big deal. How are we christians going to spread our word of wisdom if we can`t make some noise.

    Today is not opposite day.

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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 8:44 am
    because alice x religious people are just trying to help the nonreligious people see that prayer is good. Without prayer, there`s nothing to believe in.
  57. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2008 at 9:18 am
    Prayer: How to do nothing and still convince yourself you`re helping out.
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    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 10:49 am
    Who cares, that mayor was just, oh I don`t know, FOLLOWING THE CONSTITUTION!

    Not everyone wants to pray.

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    NeurolRu Female 18-29
    74 posts
    August 20, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    Groogle and dave:
    Everything you have said "spreading the words of wisdom" "trying to help the nonreligious people see that prayer is good" is all assuming that your beliefs are better than anyone else`s (or lack thereof in my case). How arrogant! In this country we are allowed to believe whatever the h*ll we want without being oppressed for it. Why can`t people just let others be? It makes me sick out everyone tries to push their convictions on others.

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