I might be naive to what other Christians think about religions that are different from their own way of thinking. I personally couldn't care less if my neighbors prayed the entire time they were at the grocery store. I have seen several football players kneel after making a touchdown, Oksana Byule crossed herself before she began to perform. It never bothered me that I had to watch/listen to a prayer that might not be the same beliefs as mine. I personally don't believe God works in sports games, but I am not about to call foul on a player who does.
If we are secure in our own beliefs and how we pray would we care how our neighbors pray or what they believe? As long as you or your child is not forced to participate, do you care how others pray?how many Christians moms would care if a Wicca, muslim or Jewish or person of other faith said a prayer before a game and you had to hear it but not participate in it?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:42 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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but those same Christians would get very upset if a Muslim or Pagan got up there and said a prayer before a sporting event.
____ don't assume things. THIS christian wouldn't care what prayer was said.
You aren't in the south, are you? Most of my area would have a conniption fit at even a rumor of respecting other religions in this manner. I've seen many, many people on cafemom, too, basically declare that they are all for freedom of religion -- in that everyone is free to be their flavor of christianity, and nothing else signifies. There are many -- too many -- off line and on who feel that all other religions, lack of belief, and being in any proximity of either of those constitutes fraternizing with the devil himself, and damns them as well.
Answer by roachiesmom at 8:03 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
I don't think I would be offended, I've never encountered this problem. But my preference would be a moment of silence so that you felt able to participate in your particular manor. The problem with anyone of any faith leading prayer is that by their position of authority they promote their religion, and the school or institution by allowing it gives the impression of endorsing it. I would rather they do the national anthem then have a moment of silence or move on without anything to the event.
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