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Is there a reason a Baptist would not say 'amen'?

I try to avoid religious discussions with
my mom, so I'm asking you all. I noticed
on Thanksgiving and Christmas, after
saying the pre-meal blessing, my mom
just said 'ok' rather than 'amen' . She
goes to a Southern Baptist church. Could
there be a theological reason for not
saying' amen'?

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Asked by o0orange0o at 2:50 PM on Dec. 26, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (13)
  • Not agreeing with how the prayer is phrased is the first thing that comes to mind.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:51 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • Maybe she was just famished!


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:51 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • Did she say the prayer? Or did someone else? I agree with NP if someone else said the prayer, otherwise no I see no theological reason why she wouldn't.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 2:53 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • I was raised southern Baptist. The word amen was said often. Idk, but here is a bump.

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 3:12 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • I would think she wasn't in total agreement with the prayer giver, now I want you to call and ask her, I am curious!

    Answer by jerseydiva at 3:29 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • maybe she was just ready to eat? Irritated with something?

    who knows.

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:38 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • She was the one who gave the prayer. If I call her and ask her, I'm sure there'll be a big discussion about my atheism, and I would rather have a root canal. One of you call and ask her, lol.

    Comment by o0orange0o (original poster) at 3:41 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • ahh, I think she didn't say it because you were there, and that would have been like "blessing" you, but you can PM me her number and I will call her to check, LOL!

    Answer by jerseydiva at 3:42 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • I was raised southern baptist, we say amen all the time, including at the end of prayer

    Answer by missanc at 3:47 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

  • Maybe she likes to mix it up a little, or maybe if there were people from different religious backgrounds present she could have felt self conscious about the prayer and ended up omitting amen.  Has she said amen in the past?  if she has, I don't think there was any deeper meaning behind the ending of the prayer.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:10 PM on Dec. 26, 2012

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