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Old 11-07-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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This one is funny. A MARTA bus driver forced passengers to pray on his bus. I wonder if it was because of his bad driving or was he just asking the divinty for clear roads.

MARTA bus driver suspended for insisting passengers pray *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/marta-bus-driver-suspended-188965.html - broken link)
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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This one is funny. A MARTA bus driver forced passengers to pray on his bus. I wonder if it was because of his bad driving or was he just asking the divinty for clear roads.

MARTA bus driver suspended for insisting passengers pray *| ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/marta-bus-driver-suspended-188965.html - broken link)
I've felt the need to pray on MARTA more than once
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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That's a very bizarre story. Never seen a bus driver stop to pray, but have definitely seen them stop to grab food or a lotto ticket.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I was rollin when I read the story...

Yet, I don't see the need to complain unless he forced to stay on the bus. If, he asked and I didn't want to participate and I just get off and think he was a lil off...

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but have definitely seen them stop to grab food or a lotto ticket.
That's because they don't get decent breaks no matter how much Marta claims that they do...
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Yet, I don't see the need to complain unless he forced to stay on the bus. If, he asked and I didn't want to participate and I just get off and think he was a lil off...
Not the point. You want to pray, go to church. A bus is for getting where you're going, and if the driver is just sitting there for no good reason, then you're not getting where you're going. I won't even go into the religion on a public bus discussion.

I'd probably drop MARTA an e-mail as well. No need for any of that nonsense.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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That's because they don't get decent breaks no matter how much Marta claims that they do...
Yeah, I'm aware of that so I don't really get upset about it. They usually ask if it's ok and it usually during non-peak hours. It's just the ones who stop and just get out and act like they didn't do anything.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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I've felt the need to pray on MARTA more than once
LOL - me too! Even though I don't live in Atlanta, I travel down there quite frequently.

I've had two unfortunate incidences on MARTA - once we were over near the High Museum and our bus was in an accident. We weren't allowed to leave the bus until they "cleared" us. Apparently a women cut off the bus and wedged her car between the bus and another vehicle. How she didn't see the bus was beyond me.

The other time I was on the MARTA train and it broke down at Lindbergh station. Luckily I was with some people who live in Atlanta so we were able to figure out where to go.

So yes ... I agree ... I've felt the need for prayer on MARTA too.
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