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from my email

Dec 12, 2005 4:25AM PST

Keep this going around the globe.....read it and forward every
time you receive it. We can't give up on this issue. It's time for all Christians to take a stand and proclaim the name of Jesus. Keep CHRIST in Christmas! Read on and pass on...

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.


May 2005 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our
families and institutions

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That doesn't sound
Dec 12, 2005 4:43AM PST

at all like Paul Harvey to me. It sounds more like somebody made it up to clog email servers with.

Dan

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and it sounds like sour grapes from
Dec 12, 2005 4:44AM PST

the pc athiest crowd to me.
agian if you dont like my posts ignor them.

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Why the insult, Mark?
Dec 12, 2005 4:55AM PST

And why would "sour grapes" apply here?

Dan

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did i say you dan?
Dec 12, 2005 5:31AM PST

your the one complaing of insult, geesh i get crap when i insult you and when i dontSad dont be so fast to jump to a conclusion.

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it's not paul harvey
Dec 12, 2005 5:20AM PST
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While I disagree with Paul Harvey on
Dec 12, 2005 5:38AM PST

a regular basis. His pieces usually display a much greater familiarity with the facts of an issue than this essay does.

Dan

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much greater familiarity with the facts?
Dec 12, 2005 11:45AM PST

which of the 'facts' in the quoted article would the author need to be more familiar with?


it reads as a pretty good precis of current affairs to me....

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The writer seems to be
Dec 12, 2005 12:08PM PST

under the impression that he is not allowed to pray at a football game. That is just a ridiculous understanding of his rights. He is free to pray whenever he wishes, pretty much, as long as he is not doing it as part of his governmental responsibilities or as part of an official event. No one wants to take away his right to pray. He can pray ten times a quarter if he so desires.

And people who wish to see that government keeps its proper distance from religion are not denouncing god. Thinking that is just ignorant.

Dan

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izzat so.........
Dec 12, 2005 6:50PM PST

free to pray whenever he wishes, pretty much, as long as he is not doing it as part of his governmental responsibilities or as part of an official event. No one wants to take away his right to pray.


so if the person in question is the holder of a government position attending an official event.....


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lol dan would argue with "god" if he showed
Dec 12, 2005 10:01PM PST

up at the white houseGrin

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I would argue with anyone claiming to be god.
Dec 12, 2005 10:03PM PST

That's for sure.

Dan

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(NT) (NT) thats your perogitive
Dec 12, 2005 10:27PM PST
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Then he may still pray
Dec 12, 2005 10:02PM PST

ten times a minute should he wish, but not as part of his official duties. But when he accepted his office he also accepted that there are responsibilities and restrictions.

Dan

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Ah, yes, Paul Harvey -- as ignorant of the Bill of Rights
Dec 12, 2005 9:39PM PST

as they come, by his own words.

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(NT) (NT) tis ok dk free speach you know
Dec 12, 2005 10:02PM PST