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Old 06-22-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Say Your Fuckin' Prayers!!

I dislike the "grace" malarkey at meals, along with the ritual muttering of nonsense at formal council sessions.
At last we have a turning of the tide;

A Green Councillor is considering legal action in Kendal.

Bideford Council scraps it's pre-meeting bullshit.

OK, it's only a piddling two Councils I've found thus far, but it's a step in the right direction for us secularists.

Does Brother Merkin have this muttering to deal with in public chambers?

Stop the Holy See men!
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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Does Brother Merkin have this muttering to deal with in public chambers?
Are you fucking kidding me? Of course, we do, at every possible meeting, for any possible occasion.

My little girl's baseball league has an opening ceremony where one of the local pastors says a prayer (Christian, of course). It's everywhere.

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Old 06-22-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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All my schools had prayer at assembly. As soon as I hit Secondary school and realised what it actually was, I started refusing to participate and spent assembly prayer-time staring around at all the bowed heads, ignoring what was being said. After a while, my best friend and I discovered Sign Language and spent prayer time chatting to one another silently. Far more instructive. I still remember the BSL finger-signing alphabet.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
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So religion had some genuine value in your life after all.
(a little sign lingo there)

Atheism is a strictly non-prophet organization. - Carlin
And the Catholic Cow sez: "The Inquisition was a legal proceeding.
Victims had rights, trials, etc."
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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Hrmm hadn't thought of it like that, but I guess so!

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Old 06-23-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
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I dislike the "grace" malarkey at meals, along with the ritual muttering of nonsense at formal council sessions.
At last we have a turning of the tide;

A Green Councillor is considering legal action in Kendal.

Bideford Council scraps it's pre-meeting bullshit.

OK, it's only a piddling two Councils I've found thus far, but it's a step in the right direction for us secularists.

Does Brother Merkin have this muttering to deal with in public chambers?
I've had to deal w/ this shit at work...try telling your boss you don't want to pray w/ him b/f your lunch meeting.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:57 PM   #8
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I've had to deal w/ this shit at work...try telling your boss you don't want to pray w/ him b/f your lunch meeting.
Don't the prayers of atheists cast a curse on any righteous enterprise? Let him know this and then pray as loud and long as he wishes. I'll bet he won't want you to pray so much when he knows this.

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:19 AM   #9
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no... prayer from an atheist goes no where!
prayer from a witch makes a curse.
the bible is pretty clear that god does not listen to those with out god in their heart.
and witchcraft is an abomination and witches will be cursed.

i have never had a problem with that shit.
though, i have never been good at keeping freinds either.
your looking at one of the few people banned from a church!
i do get a little annoyed with the whole "grace" thing though
luckily my family only makes me do it on holidays.
being the "male head of the house hold" i have to lead the prayer.
but, if i want to actually see the children
it is a price i am always willing to pay.
their mother is very religious.
drives me insane.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:15 AM   #10
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I think this prayer would solve all of their problems making everyone feel included.

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*Pene-cristus Noster

*qui es in caelis,

*sanctificetur nomen tuum.

*Adveniat Specu regnum tuum.

*Fiat voluntas tua,

*sicut in caelo et in cavernam.

*Sacra Lactis nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,

*et dimitte nobis castus nostra,

*sicut et nos
dimittimus casta nostris.

*Et ne nos inducas in tentationem:

*sed libera nos a castis mala.

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*Our Penis-Christ

*Who art in heaven

*Hallowed be thy name.

*Thy Cave kingdom come,

*Thy will be done,

*On earth caverns, as it is in heaven.

*Give us this day our daily Sacred Milk,

*And forgive us our chastity,

*as we forgive those

*who attempt to make us chaste.

*And lead us not into temptation,
*But deliver us from evil chastity.

Christians and other folks infected with delusional beliefs think and reason like schizophrenics or temporal lobe epileptics. Their morality is dictated by an invisible friend called Jesus.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:51 PM   #11
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Some school adminstrators in Florida are facing possible jail time for not being able to keep their religion to themselves.

Note: They are not facing jail time for the actual prayer, but for violating a court order (which banned school employees from pushing their mythology).

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #12
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #13
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No doubt they think that going to jail for the lord will get them into heaven, when in fact it may just get them an arsefucking. Were this to occur there would be the potential to learn a valuable lesson; unfortunately the same idiocy that led them to jail would probably prevent the lesson being appreciated.

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:54 AM   #14
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Good to see the great faiths getting along so well
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A Portsmouth councillor walked out of a council meeting because an imam was asked to deliver an opening prayer. Conservative councillor Malcolm Hey left Tuesday night's Portsmouth City Council chamber while Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo was speaking.
But I couldn't help pissing myself laughing at this gem:
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I'm a Christian, not a Muslim, and I do not believe we are praying to the same god.
Do these fucking fools realise how retarded they seem to some members of the species?

Stop the Holy See men!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:04 AM   #15
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Do these fucking fools realise how retarded they seem to some members of the species?
"That's not the kind of magical incantation I wanted to hear! Waaaaa!"

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