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View Poll Results: Do you support the right of a Muslim student to pray in public school?
Yes 30 62.50%
No 18 37.50%
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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I don't really see a problem as things stand now. Are there seriously complaints from children that there are insufficient resources for them to practice their religion in the manner that their conscience dictates while at school? There is already plenty of slack time in between classes, over lunch, etc for students to fulfill their religious obligations.

Forgive a grouchy atheist, but this just seems like a non issue, unless of course, you want to pave the way for mandatory or school lead religious activities...

-NoCapo
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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When did I say anything about building? I'm just talking about a quiet room students can go to when they need to pray.
Why assume quiet? You're already singling out certain religions as being more legitimate because they line up with what you view as "appropriate" types of religious expression. But there's no reason to think that religious practice needs to be limited to quiet prayer. If you do, you're using the force of government to endorse a particular type of religion. That's a big no no.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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In my former job, a muslim colleague used to get out his prayer mat and pray in the office gangway. They soon found him a quiet room to do it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:33 PM
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I'm not coming back to this thread. Most of you are out of your minds.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:56 PM
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I'm not coming back to this thread. Most of you are out of your minds.
Ok.

Bye.

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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I'm not coming back to this thread. Most of you are out of your minds.
As long as you learned something.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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I'm not coming back to this thread. Most of you are out of your minds.
Insults instead of an answer to reasonable questions. That's a sure-fire way to convince people you have a rational, coherent argument for your claims.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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I'm so sorry that I forgot Poppyseads contribution of "aliens" and "my little ponies" to the harvest.
I love ya Poppy!

But...you guys are slippin'! Where were the obligatory Invisible Pink Unicorns, Garden Gnomes, Fairy Princesses...and most importantly, The Flying Spaghetti Monster?!
Oh Goldie, I'm a bit late but you forgot the big ones, "God" and "Jesus" Let us be fair Harvest the load Goldie, remember, no cherry pickin. lol

Seriously, prayer is personal people, because it can involve all kinds of imagination and you can't give everyones imagination a moment of silence or we'd be here all day.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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Oh Goldie, I'm a bit late but you forgot the big ones, "God" and "Jesus" Let us be fair Harvest the load Goldie, remember, no cherry pickin. lol

Seriously, prayer is personal people, because it can involve all kinds of imagination and you can't give everyones imagination a moment of silence or we'd be here all day.
All those cutie offerings are typically proffered to dispute God/Jesus...they are put forth as comparisons to God/Jesus in the "Objective Evidence of Existence" department as well as other conflations.

At first I found it tough to take, when that was done...but just like doing shots of 101 proof Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey, it grew on me after a while and I came to like it a lot...I even try to stimulate it.

The last thing they would want to do is indulge my imagination...the contents of which is quite a trip. My meditations are probably quite "different" than most...since my life experience is very radical...but they are all good and cool in their own twisted way.
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