I would like someone to explain to me (explicitly) how if a leader decides to pray to God before a government meeting, and a non-believer (be they an atheist, muslim, scientologist, etc.) is present at that meeting, exactly what effect does it have on that person?
Couldn't that person just choose to not participate in the prayer, and/or pray to their God at the same time?
Please explain to me exactly how this would "infringe on their rights"?
First of all, I fail to see how one person, or group of people praying to their God before a meeting "infringes on the rights" of others (if they so choose) to pray to whomever or whatever they believe is god. In addition, the often quoted establishment clause “Congress shall make no law respecting an Establishment of Religion.” to me says exactly that...congress has no business saying who or what anybody prays to!
"...(Praying before a meeting is legal, but praying to the god of a particular religion is not."- HOW RIDICULOUS of a statement is that? If you are praying to nobody in particular, then how exactly is it considered prayer?
I believe it is high time the majority of us Americans stop allowing ourselves to be pushed around by the minority of people who apparently just want something to whine about when there are much bigger common problems affecting ALL Americans. I say SHUT UP AND PRAY TO WHOEVER YOU WANT!!
Like it or not, The United States of America was founded as "One Nation Under God". Furthermore, Wikopedia states, "...According to the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) (2008) 76% of the American adult population identified themselves as Christians..."
If you don't want to live in a Christian Nation, MOVE ELSEWHERE!!
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