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by Bob__B / May 23, 2018 4:09 PM PDT
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Instead of playing the National Anthem before the game
by JP Bill / May 23, 2018 8:08 PM PDT
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Play it at the conclusion.....say 5 minutes after the game is finished....see how many will stay for the ceremony....

Playing the anthem at the end of a game would work out ....people will be already standing...to LEAVE the event.....

Come for the game...stay for the anthem?

TheRUMP has made playing the National Anthem a political football...

Post was last edited on May 23, 2018 8:25 PM PDT

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Have some fun
by James Denison / May 23, 2018 9:26 PM PDT
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run up the Canadian flag and play their national anthem and see if the kneeling players even notice. I doubt they would, probably still knell and look like the idiots they are.

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You believe that ONLY people that play football are idiots?
by JP Bill / May 24, 2018 7:34 AM PDT
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What aboot the people (Americans) that run a Canadian Flag up the flagpole, and the people that play the Canadian National Anthem at an American event?

Idiots?

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only in reference to the KNEELING IDIOTS

but then you knew that.

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In my day, attending the occasional Canadian
by drpruner / May 24, 2018 10:51 AM PDT
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movie theater, we got only what is now the Royal Anthem, God Save The Queen. Came at the end of the evening. I recall everyone stayed and stood to hear it, including we Yanks. No patriotism on our part of course. Just common courtesy.
Same reason we JWs stand for anthems now. Even in countries where we're vilified for not signing up to kill the country's enemies. But I digress.
That anthem shared its tune with My Country, 'Tis of Thee, an American patriotic song. Its lyric phrase "of thee I sing" gave the title Of Thee We Sing to a musical by the Gershwins, "The musical lampoons American politics", says Wikipedia. Fake. Traitors. Sad.
Sorry. My hostile thumbs got carried away.
Back to your comment. Would there be some Americans who would hear the tune and think it was the anthem, and stand or kneel as a result?
Anyway, sometimes standing can be dangerous, as in the account of a patriotic ceremony mandated by a country's leader to glorify the state and himself as objects of worship. Daniel chapter 3.
The danger of a pose comes from its comparison with the mainstream, so you'll want to have a good reason for being different. There can be consequences; fiery furnace, collusion, whatever.

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as I recall
by James Denison / May 24, 2018 3:54 PM PDT

Daniel glorified the king with respect.

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As usual, you recall your beliefs, not Jehovah's word.
by drpruner / May 24, 2018 4:02 PM PDT
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Example: My Bible shows no mention of Daniel in ch. 3. I do find this, at v.18, "But if not..." That's the correct answer to despots or military recruiters.

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And don't forget to copy/paste a bunch of irrelevant stuff.
by drpruner / May 24, 2018 4:08 PM PDT

Maybe a link to non-Christian sites also.

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How do you feel about his name?

His Babylonian name Belteshazzer? Means "servant of Baal".

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I will agree
by Steven Haninger / May 24, 2018 4:31 AM PDT
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I've also been very annoyed by some music artists who, after I paid a good price to see and hear them, pepper their show with political commentary. If I pay to come and hear you display your talent, just do it. Express your politics when invited to be late night television.

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