Andy Rooney and Prayer
Andy Rooney says:
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a
Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire
a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone
says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not
like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts. They're just talking to
a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field
and the fans going home from the game.
But it's a , some will argue.
Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada, countries founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.
And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit.
When in Rome .....
But what about the atheists? Is another argument.
What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humour us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a
Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand.
Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what
they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to
shake the world's foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us
of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to
pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or two who
scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want.
It is time that the majority rules! It's time we tell them, "You don't have to pray;
you don't have to say the ; you don't have to believe in God
or attend services that honour Him. That is your right, and we will honour your
right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting
back, and we WILL WIN!"
God bless us one and all...Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America
and Canada, despite all our faults We are still the greatest nations of all. God bless
our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.
Let's make 2010 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the
foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home from
all the wars.
Keep looking up.
If you agree with this, please pass it on.
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Senate bill 510
This bill will limit (regulate) what we can plant in our gardens, what animals we can raise, what seeds we can save from our crops (none) under the headship of "Homeland Security". Isn't their job to protect our borders and secure our Nation against terrorists...not against a backyard chicken laying an egg or a neighbor sharing a tomato with someone else? Since when is it a crime to save your seeds from year to year (NOW if this passes). And part of this is not allowing compost to be used, you will have to use chemical fertilizer. I don't need a big brother looking over my shoulder. And the 4 chickens in my backyard are now PETS, not egg producers (think that will work?).
My friend Deanna, on my sidebar, at "A Plain & Simple Life" has got a great post today on this issue.
I personally can't wait till Nov. to vote and see how many of these politicians are out looking for new jobs. But they had better not till some ground and start a garden, they could get fined or arrested!