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Paging poindexter, hondo, et al

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spnited, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Pretty much, yeah. Don't bring your religion into the public square. Don't pray on street corners.
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Then let's pass a law against it. Oh wait, there's something called the Constitution.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Who said anything about passing a law? I think you are confusing your head-up-your-ass interpretation of what you think I implied with what I have actually said here, which is that what they were doing is non-advisable behavior in the context of reality of the world we live in.
  4. "Non-advisable behavior in the context of the reality of the world we live in."
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Non-advisable? OK. Worthy of being detained? No.
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Me with a head up my ass? You're kidding, right? Apparently not. So it's non-advisable for people to pray in public? Talk about head up your ass.

    With every single word you type, your credibility is more and more shot. You should change your name to Point of Idiocy.
  7. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I remember there was a similar story last year in which 5 men were detained for praying at a NY Giants game. Here's the link:
  8. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Point, you treaded into some rough water, here, created by the chum left over from hondo's absolute ridiculousness. Sucks.

    Anyway, is anyone else taking a step back and looking at this? I mean, this report reads like a scene out of The Siege. We are curtailing personal liberties, we are paranoid, and we are reactive. I don't care who you are, or what your leanings are, how does this not read as a very damning sign of how far we've fallen as a country and culture?

    Re: the earlier idiocy, I'm sure none of the Christians who bombed abortion clinics said prayers right beforehand or anything. And that's not to suggest that all Christians are like militant muslims, despite the fact that the contrary argument is being made (that all Muslims are whack-jobs like the fundamentalist Christians who bomb things). The neo-cons won't like this, but a situation like this takes intelligence and reason. And yes, I realize that the terrorists don't believe in reason. But there's a reason we're the superpower, and there's a reason we have some reason to consider ourselves among the finest nations in the world. The reason has nothing to do with how we asserted our might over the years, or how we were able to wave our flags and sing at baseball games after 9/11. It's because we have been populated with great minds of considerable capacity for compassion and reason. Those people have found a way to allow for many different cultures and religions to find a place to exist here. That's the kind of people who need to be leading right now. The kind of people who could come up with some sort of airport plan to allow for Muslim prayer (which, by the way, CANNOT JUST BE DONE SUBTLELY, but must involve some very conspicuous rituals) without the people on the plane becoming terrified.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Will somebody please explain to me "the reality of the world we live in."
    I seem to be missing something.
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    You would not understand, being part of the so-called "reality-based community." Those in power can dictate reality to others, it appears.
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Exactly. Thank you. Hondo, I am not.
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Wow why? Do you really think a good number of people would not freak out at this?
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