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Could It Be Just A Matter Of Faith?

I figure I will either get a lot of flack for this..or the topic will just be left alone to die..But..I have something I want to say..And if it isnt thought of as a good idea..if no one wants to even try this..Fine..But at least I can say..I tried.

First I will state I do not go to church anymore..I have my reasons..I am however a very strong believer in God and Jesus Christ.
I believe that this country..for the most part..has turned its back on God..and for others that believe..you know what happens when that is done...Its happening now.

After reading about then watching the school teachers in Fla.? who face losing everything because they prayed over their meal...I started wondering what would happen if believers just stood up all at once...stated the town hall meeting would be blessed...and all started saying...The Lords Prayer...(or any prayer)? Would the meeting go on? Would these people be thrown out? Tossed in jail maybe?

Then my thoughts took another step. What if people also did this at the start of every Tea Party..every protest....On the steps of Congress..the Senate...the Federal Reserve?

I believe that the few...the non believers..have been taking away our right to God..and in doing that..it is allowing them to take away our Constitution..Bill of Rights..everything we own...everything we hold dear.

Before (or if you even bother) to reply...I just ask one thing

Think about it.



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Its very simple

It may be hard not to judge someones faith or lack of...but that is something that must not be done.
Each group..and there are many in each state are they not?..can pick 1 or 2..maybe have someone write a simple prayer.
These prayers could be copied and passed out to those showing up for an event....The 'leader' of the event can call for a moment of silence..And then it starts.
This is not something for just Christians....But Jews...(American) Indians and so on...the only thing is..all prayers must have 1 goal...
Asking that America be blessed (and if you wish..asking for protection against the government so called leaders who are tuning this into a fascist country.)
Each person feels a prayer their own way in their own hearts..
If anyone thinks I bring this up to use God..no...thats not the reason..
To me..I am a child of God...and I refuse to let anyone tell me I cant speak to the Father in Heaven because it might upset the idiots like the ACLU...and I refuse to stay silent while others who only wanted to have their meal blessed....and did nothing wrong...
Government..most of them..act like we have no right to pray...For those of faith..its time to prove them wrong..For those non believers..grab your cameras...start filming...You know some interesting things will happen.

Freedom is another way to God...A corrupt government is a straight way to hell.

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

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While I would not participate...

I would say that this is a good idea. I am an atheist and would not participate in this but you should exercise these rights at anytime and anyplace that feels appropriate to you.

All that I would personally suggest is that you think of this if someone wants to offer up a different kind of prayer at these same events. It is a good thing to exercise your rights, it is a better thing to promote others with different points of view to exercise theirs.

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We should get everyone to pray

not just the Christians. All patriots of different faiths. Get the atheists just to join arms in determination or whatever it is they do!! Then just see if the Christians are the only ones who get rounded up.

But I think this is a very good idea. Christians have bowed out long enough, way too long. We are intolerant in what we believe will get people to heaven, but we are completely tolerant of everything else. We turn the other cheek so often we simply have no cheeks.

I googled

prayers for all religions and got several hits. Personally, it does not matter to me what prayer is used.
I have included a few links below.
This site has a beautiful Navajo Prayer AND a Buddhist prayer:
http://www.story-beads.com/cart.php?page=simple_prayers___sa...

This site offers a "Universal" sample prayer:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/new_yrpm.htm

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beautiful*))

Thank you for posting...i needed links like that.
cyber hug flowing your way*))
Love&Light*))

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I respect the power of prayer and thank you for calling for it.

I, however, disagree with you on a couple of points.

No one can take God take away from another. Physically and spiritually impossible. Lose that concept as it is a LIE.

Many people have chosen to surrender their moral authority. Not our problem...theirs.

God, I suggest, is within each of us 24/7. When we speak against what is immoral we are speaking God's words.

This "speaking" is an ACTION.

God helps those who help themselves.

You pray to God for help and then you take ACTION.

What is this action?

Where are we right now?

We live in a world that is ruled by immoral men.

We live in a world that is ruled by a lie.

Tell the truth. Tell it over and over again.

Expose the owners of the fed...they are the ones who are immoral...who hate you who have no use for God.

This discussion makes their skin crawl...that is why they attempt the impossible.....to deny us OUR OWN moral authority.

Action is what changes the world. The truth will end the lie.

Unify

What do you mean?

"Expose the owners of the fed...they are the ones who are immoral...who hate you who have no use for God."

The owners of the Fed are atheists. They are wolves in sheeps clothing. The only thing they truly hate is anyone or anything that gets in their way.

Me, too, Ruth.

Maybe someone should start a group prayer thread, kind of like the party thread that goes through every once in a while.

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~ Sherman H. Skolnick

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

that's actually a great idea.

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I know!

I would do it, but since I'm not very popular around here, it wouldn't go very far. How about someone else doing it?
Here's my contributuon:
May God's love
stengthen us, protect us,
guide us and heal us.
May our hearts be filled
with love, hope and peace.
May we all pray together
and have faith..
BELIEVE
that the strength of our love
will save our planet.
Amen

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It is good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. It is a fatal mistake not to recognize those who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American people.
~ Sherman H. Skolnick

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Don't take anything personally here

No one remembers from one comment to another who said what, except for a few people who are passionate about each other-either love or hate. One thread I disagree completely with someone and on the next thread I totally agree with that person.

Thanks!

I really appreciate your words,
you almost made me cry !
:)

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It is good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. It is a fatal mistake not to recognize those who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American people.
~ Sherman H. Skolnick

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Awww, hon,

sorry you feel that way (that you're not popular around here)...
Anyway, count me in on a prayer group should we decide to go that route...
but, I must inform y'all that I am NOT available Saturday's 4 PM-5PM Eastern....I am involved in a mass meditation exercise then...
Soooooo....what prayer, what day, what time????
...AND...could we have a weekly reminder? I forgot my meditation exercise last week until about 15 minutes before it was over....old age, y'know...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

Thanks, Habit!

I feel better already!
Maybe I WILL start that thread (unless someone else already has). I can't tell you how much I appreciate your posts; there have been so many times when your words seemed to have come from my heart.

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It is good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. It is a fatal mistake not to recognize those who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American people.
~ Sherman H. Skolnick

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

I'm always

up for joining in on a group prayer. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." - Matthew 18:20 KJV

And thanks for your post. You and the commenters here have helped me to reaffirm my faith during a dark time.

I'm available in the evenings and on The 7th day after 2:30

- My Messianic Rabbi preached a great message on Romans 8. Will share if we start a prayer thead . (if there is interest.)
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We are whipping folks back into shape, we are going to get this done!" Barack Obama, in reference to Blue Dog Opposition to the health care bill.
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"The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" Ronald Reagan

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I agree with everything you

I agree with everything you said above.. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.. in him I trust.. I have not been to Church in years probably for the same reason you do not go. I agree with every word you said.

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword.

I couldn't believe it! Now I'm not so sure.

"I was told that the world could be saved, not by its leaders, but by prayer groups throughout the world. I was told that the prayers of a group of twenty could save a nation from war. I was told that the fate of mankind rested on our ability, individually and collectively, to change the direction of mankind in accordance with God's plan ... Depending on mankind's response to God, these events may be altered, postponed, or cancelled."
~Ned Dougherty

That's a little spooky.
My sister's husband (a self professed sage /seer) was told almost the very same thing last year by his guiding "counsel".

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"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Do not

underestimate the power of prayer.

I too no longer go to church,

and the reasons are simple. When Caesar came in the churchouse door I left, finally got the point.
"Give unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's" What part of that do people not understand? Why the Stars and Stripes, the Pledge of Allegiance, government songs inside the church?
Why in America do people want to mix patriotism with their religious belief? Do people really think God is an American?
Most of my life, I like others just accepted these things without thinking about them. Once we mix Caesar and God, who gains? Not God!
I have trouble with taking God into a townhall meeting as though we're invoking God against those who support another position. How can we be sure God even cares about decisions at a townhall meeting?
Mixing Caesar and God is a bad idea.
Notice how Obama is invoking God in support of his healthcare politics? He doesn't mind using God for his own purposes. Those who invoke God on others shouldn't be surprised when it comes back on us. We shouldn't do like Obama and trivialize God for our political purposes.

There's a big difference

between Obama using God for his own purposes (Jesus was NOT a socialist!) and a bunch of sincere people gathering for their right to give thanks for their daily bread.

Key word being

sincere...

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Or to pray for

Or to pray for peace.

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It is good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. It is a fatal mistake not to recognize those who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American people.
~ Sherman H. Skolnick

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

To The Atheist

I have no problem with your right not to believe in God..and I have no problem with other faiths worshiping how they please..saying the prayers they wish.
The Lords Prayer was just an example to use...The reason I brought the whole thing up is because for those of us who do believe in God, we are being punished, as people have been through history, for what we believe.
To me its like this...
If 1 million refuse to deploy....or
If 1 million refused to pay the illegal taxes..or
If 1 million people gathered to pray in public on state/federal property
Where would they put everyone if they started trying to send us to jail
because we decide to do what the Constitution allows us to do?

On a lighter note...I have a dear friend who is an Atheist. I tell her I can prove there is a God because I prayed for a true friend and met her...She says she didnt pray and got me..All in good fun.

wonders where we can get a prayer to pray that lets government know we wont back down???

Freedom is another way to God...A corrupt government is a straight way to hell.

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

I am in complete agreement!

-I liked your note about your friend the Atheist, too, it made me smile. :)
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We are whipping folks back into shape, we are going to get this done!" Barack Obama,in reference to Blue Dog Opposition to the Health (s)Care Bill.
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"The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" Ronald Reagan

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

i'm totally with you on this

I hope you don't think otherwise!

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k

How about

How about if we get rid of government-owned property? Then you and your Christian friends can pray however you want, whenever you want, wherever you want, so long as the property owner will tolerate you. And I will not have to pay taxes to maintain the property or clean up after you. What do you think?

Close your italics

You are making everyone scream.

Here. Allow me.

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Ah, that's better.

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non mi rompere le palle!

non mi rompere le palle!

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k

It's starting already

Sean Hannity is way out in front on this. He is going to run for president if God tells him to. Considering that G.W. Bush got the go-ahead, it could happen.

Stay tuned.

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