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Old 06-15-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I don't know why certain posters always seem to turn threads into north vs. south or blue vs. red. It shouldn't be a surprise.
Because other certain posters knowingly do that. I'm not turning it into that, but if other people want to play that game I will.

And don't give that BS Rachael. You know you are one of the main ones leading the south bashing threads.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Because other certain posters knowingly do that. I'm not turning it into that, but if other people want to play that game I will.

And don't give that BS Rachael. You know you are one of the main ones leading the south bashing threads.
Tell it!
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Grace is not freaky, but as a religious person (if you are), think of how you would feel if you went to dinner at an Athiest's home and they attempted to push their beliefs on you. How would you feel? That said, if you're in someone else's home, be respectful of their beliefs even if it makes you feel uncomfortable.

It has nothing to do with North v South or Blue v Red (but I'm not surprised you try to make it such an issue), but it's an issue of tolerance, acceptance and open-mindedness. Me? I sit through Grace during many meals with my extended family. I'm not religious, but I do accept it although I'm not one to lead "Grace".
I don't know how much you read a lot of these threads on here but i'm not the one making this a North vs South issue. I simply respond to those that pretend that the south is the only region in that has problems and I use their own logic against them. I never started any of this on purpose. Things were actually getting better for a while but then someone started a "most overrated region" thread and things got bad again.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^So this didn't instigate a north vs. south argument????

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Such a liberal and accepting northerner.
Why not face it that you northerners are just as xenophobic and intolerant as a lot of the southerners and conservatives

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Well I wouldn't mind it if it were in someone's home. They can choose what to do in their home. But outside of the home (besides church) is when it might be disrespectful.
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But it's kind of disprespectful to just break out into prayer and assume the other person is going to join you or listen to you. This is a touchy subject with people.
Ahem, if its MY house and MY food, I'll say grace with or without company at the table. My house, my rules.
If visiting, I'll quietly drop my head in a short, silent prayer over my meal. Nobody is expected to go along with it.

If my host/hostess disapproves of my doing so, there's a simple solution. Dont invite me again.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Ahem, if its MY house and MY food, I'll say grace with or without company at the table. My house, my rules.
If visiting, I'll quietly drop my head in a short, silent prayer over my meal. Nobody is expected to go along with it.

If my host/hostess disapproves of my doing so, there's a simple solution. Dont invite me again.
That's why I clarified what I said by saying it's ok in someone's home. Outside the home and church is when I don't think it's good to do, because you never know what religion people are or what God they pray to.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Ahem, if its MY house and MY food, I'll say grace with or without company at the table. My house, my rules.
If visiting, I'll quietly drop my head in a short, silent prayer over my meal. Nobody is expected to go along with it.

If my host/hostess disapproves of my doing so, there's a simple solution. Dont invite me again.
You can put your head down, think about the weather, your mortgage payment, whatever, and nobody will know the difference. You just be quiet and show respect to your host who invited you into their home. If it really bothers you, don't go back anymore.

As I said in another post, in a public professional circumstance that is a different matter.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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How about when your coworker carries around the bible when he walks around the office, and has their desktop full of bible quotes on a corporate computer?
Or how about the overly religious coworker, who has been told by management he can get a raise if he gets a certification, but opts out because he doesn't believe in non religious forms of education.
Welcome to the deep south.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i agree. there's nothing wrong with doing it in private. i exaggerated about the "freaky" part. it's fine in a home just as long as i'm not required to partake. and it doesn't exceed 2 mins

and fyi - i'm technically a methodist
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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How about when your coworker carries around the bible when he walks around the office, and has their desktop full of bible quotes on a corporate computer?
Welcome to the deep south.
I have never seen this here, but I agree - that is what I consider wearing your religion on your sleeve. I don't think it should be allowed. You do NOT mix religion with the workplace.
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