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Old 04-18-2008, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEW YORK - A passenger who left his seat to pray in the back of a plane before it took off, ignoring flight attendants' orders to return, was removed by an airport security guard, a witness and the airline said.

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Old 04-18-2008, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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NEW YORK - A passenger who left his seat to pray in the back of a plane before it took off, ignoring flight attendants' orders to return, was removed by an airport security guard, a witness and the airline said.

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This shouldn't be about the guy praying, but about the guy stalling the flight. I don't understand what the difference is if I got up in the back of the plane and decided to sing Kumbaya or if I decided to pray. It's stalling the departure time of the airplane. There's a time and a place for everything. I'd have imagined that the terminal would have been a good enough place to pray prior to boarding the aircraft. I think the guy should have been removed for causing a disturbance.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:55 AM
 
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Yeah.. I gotta say that when I go to the airport there are two parties I listen to..

1. Airport Security
2. Flight Attendants

They could ask me to do backflips and I'd do it.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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This shouldn't be about the guy praying, but about the guy stalling the flight. I don't understand what the difference is if I got up in the back of the plane and decided to sing Kumbaya or if I decided to pray. It's stalling the departure time of the airplane. There's a time and a place for everything. I'd have imagined that the terminal would have been a good enough place to pray prior to boarding the aircraft. I think the guy should have been removed for causing a disturbance.
Absolutely. He had plenty of time to pray before, during and after takeoff, if he felt he had to pray specially for this moment in his own selfish life, which isnt even what prayer is supposed to be about. This was just stupid and passive-aggressive.

Plus there's just so much wrong with trying to time your prayers.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Were the flight attendents and passengers supposed to hold a candlelight vigil to honour his prayer and not be concerned about the delay? Of course not, it was an inappropriate time and place for a prayer and security is something the airlines take very seriously. I could even understand how someone seen praying at this particular time could arouse suspicions that he was about to commit an act of terrorism.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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How strange. Anyone can pray right where they are, even in in a plane's seat. Why would he need to hold up the plane's departure to pray???
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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I believe God would have heard this fella's prayer even if he were humbly and safely strapped into his seat..
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Well, I'll be one of those passengers who would not disrupt anything on a plane as well. I'd be too frightened. I've never flown (yet) so if I ever do, I'm sure I'll pray continually from the time I enter until the time we touch down. But no one will know and no one needs to know I'm doing it. It's not for public display and to be all "look at me, I'm praying". It's personal time between a you and God.

I'd be white-knuckled, shallow breathing and silently praying all the way
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: NC
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Well, I'll be one of those passengers who would not disrupt anything on a plane as well. I'd be too frightened. I've never flown (yet) so if I ever do, I'm sure I'll pray continually from the time I enter until the time we touch down. But no one will know and no one needs to know I'm doing it. It's not for public display and to be all "look at me, I'm praying". It's personal time between a you and God.

I'd be white-knuckled, shallow breathing and silently praying all the way
That sounds like me when I did fly, Mams, praying all the way and combatting airsickness. Planes and I don't fit too well. God bless.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Taking off I'm fine..

Landing.. I say a little prayer every single time.
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