Certain family members send me emails like this (see below) on a regular basis. I need some ammo!
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
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 Christian prayer, 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
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim
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 Pledge of
Allegiance; 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
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.
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