So we have all these posts today about how you respect another community or culture by sitting down and shutting up while they go through their assorted religious or social rituals, even if those rituals are illegal, even if they are offensive. Then we have the posts saying that since whoever is speaking has no problem sitting through someone else's religious interjection into a secular event, nobody else should have a problem with it either.
That's very easy to say, in the abstract. How about some concrete examples? Would you sit and remain silent if the prayer you were hearing included sentiments like this:
Or perhaps ones like this?
This one is good - damns multiple faiths and denoms in one:
For those who take the sit down and shut up, you're not the majority, so you're not entitled, approach - would YOU sit down and shut up if any of those pastors gave the invocation at your local town hall meeting? There are parts of the country where each of those viewpoints are "the majority", so that makes it ok, right?Answer Question
Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:46 PM on Jun. 12, 2012
Answer by Farmlady09 at 2:33 PM on Jun. 12, 2012
Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:15 PM on Jun. 12, 2012
Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:04 PM on Jun. 12, 2012
Answer by Farmlady09 at 2:13 AM on Jun. 12, 2012
Next question in Religious Debate
Yet another quote as a S/O of the public prayer question