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Here is the link for the Hindu praying with/on Senate floor.....

Hindu prayer in Senate..

So I guess Muslim, Mormon, Witchcraft, voodoo, and any other crap we can fit in here....well, look at the bible, whenever the Israelites turned their backs on God, they went down hill!

steadman1972, Military.com 28 Comments [7/17/2007 4:52:46 PM]
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KillWhitey

Or the Bible is a bunch of shit, and really going against god is the excuse the writers used instead admitting that maybe the israelites weren't the all powerful people the bible claims.

7/17/2007 4:59:02 PM

John

Here's the deal with the First Amendment: either (1) any religion can lead prayers, or (2) none can. Letting only Christians lead the prayer is an establishment of religion. Personally, I prefer Option 2.

7/17/2007 5:05:25 PM

Doctor Whom

That's part of the First Amendment, which is part of the American way. Why do you hate America so much?

7/17/2007 5:08:09 PM

TheManeki

Well, we already had voodoo economics practiced in congress a while back, so you can cross that one off your list.

7/17/2007 5:11:24 PM

Old Viking

I hate to be the one to break this to you, Steadman, old chap, but it's all crap, including your version. Perhaps especially yours.

7/17/2007 6:10:24 PM

Mudflappus

Why are these self appointed religious assholes posting on a military com? I just don't get it.

7/17/2007 6:34:00 PM

interesting

interesting

7/17/2007 6:45:04 PM

Thundersqueaks

"So I guess Muslim, Mormon, Witchcraft, voodoo, and any other crap we can fit in here."

Good grief! Calm down, Chicken Lickin, or you'll make your colon prolapse.

7/17/2007 7:25:05 PM

Osiris

Yeah anyone can practice their religon in America ain't that a shame.

7/17/2007 8:36:26 PM

Ex-Fundie

"whenever the Israelites turned their backs on God, they went down hill!"

And then Rome turned to Jesus, and look how well that worked for them...

7/17/2007 9:29:13 PM

Mike

Want some Teflon with that slope?

7/17/2007 11:05:27 PM

agentCDE

Want something bad to slide into? You seem to be missing one, seeing how we've already got religion in Congress at all.

7/17/2007 11:31:38 PM

Redhunter

No worse then the christian "crap" that was there before it.
And the Isaraelites have been shit on throughout much of history. that doesn't prove anything but that people like to exterminate them, including christians muslims and whatever other crap you want to put in there.

7/18/2007 1:46:20 AM

MarylandBear


@Mudflappus:

Why are these self appointed religious assholes posting on a military com? I just don't get it.



The military is no more immune to having "self appointed religious assholes" than any other career.

I used to work with a fundie Air Force Officer. Nice guy, otherwise, but I didn't discuss religion with him.

Well, he did make some rather... interesting claims to a non-religious co-worker once. After he left, I gave what I called the "Democratic Response". ;-)

7/18/2007 6:01:45 AM

JasoNF

"So I guess Muslim, Mormon, Witchcraft, voodoo, and any other crap we can fit in here"

It belongs there as much as a Chrstian prayer, which is to say not at all. If you guys weren't spending all your time chipping away at the First Amendment you might just realize that it's not an antireligious doctrine, but is there for the equal protection of all faiths and all lack of faiths.

7/18/2007 8:00:08 AM

Puck

I'll vote for the first politician who swears with his/her hand in a bowl of Spaghetti.

7/18/2007 10:45:46 AM



Yea, and look at Japan, with their secular government! Since they reject a Christian theocracy, they obviously haven't made any technological advances ever, nor are they a leading nation in industry! Why, they barely have electricity!

http://www.markhemmings.com/MarkWebsite/japan_photos/images/Shinjuku_Tokyo_Neon.jpg

7/18/2007 10:58:51 AM

NonProphet

I bet this guy thinks the Bible is an accurate and inerrant account of history, too.

Sad that he's never heard of the First Amendment, or the Treaty of Tripoli, or pretty much anything Thomas Jefferson ever wrote...

7/18/2007 11:01:22 AM

Current

He's right. I mean, what reason could the authors of the bible have had to lie about the power of their own God?

7/18/2007 4:50:26 PM

Razark

@Ex-Fundie

"And then Rome turned to Jesus, and look how well that worked for them..."

I like that argument, personally. There is one problem with it, though. The Romans were Catholics, not "True Christians(TM)". If they'd been good little fundies and used the King James Version, just like Jesus had written it, they'd still be the most powerful empire in the world.

7/19/2007 2:23:53 AM

Katsuro

"So I guess Muslim, Mormon, Witchcraft, voodoo, and any other crap we can fit in here....well, look at the bible, whenever the Israelites turned their backs on God, they went down hill!"

Hmm interestingly enough the Roman Empire didn't go "down hill" until they embraced Christianity. Admitadly it was some time after (I think) and was likely irrelevant, but still, that's the kind of tenuous "B came after A therefore A caused B" arguments you hear fundies using without looking deeper into the other possible causes of B.

7/19/2007 7:58:29 AM

szena

Oddly enough, there are peaceful, prosperous periods in Israelite history in which the leader didn't attempt to force people to give up their pagan traditions. There were also times in which pagan traditions were outlawed and things went very badly for the people.

Sorry, you can't use the Bible as accurate history.

7/19/2007 8:57:56 PM



Which means that they turned their back on God since the very beginning of their existence, according to their own book(and what about Job?)

7/25/2007 8:27:34 AM

Delirium

They reprinted the prayer that the guy gave, and it sounded completely neutral. I think it's ridiculous how everyone is freaking out over it. Some of the Hindus have even accomodated Jesus in their religion.

7/31/2007 4:52:32 PM



It's called freedom of religion, you twit. If a Christian is allowed to pray in the Senate, then a Hindu should, too. If a Hindu is not allowed to pray in the Senate, then neither should a Christian. You can't allow one and deny the other, it doesn't work like that.

8/20/2007 3:15:50 PM

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