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Not everyone wants to pray.
Today is not opposite day.
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!
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.
This is what offends me. ;)
Moments of silence now offend me, as a mortal.
I <3 Atheism
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.
Lolololol. I love witty people.
I agree with this change.
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.
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.
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. :|
and i also agree, I am glad that guy got escorted out for disturbing the moment of silence.
White, right, conservative might!
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.
WHAT`S NOT TO GET!?
But with a prayer, you`re kind of forced to pray...
me 2 moment of silence = pray....