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The Silent Majority


Pray if you want to


CBS and Katie Couric et al must be in a panic and rushing to reassure the White House that this is not network policy--re: Andy Rooney's commentary on prayer. 
Folks, this is the year that  we RE-TAKE AMERICA & CANADA   
********* Get  Ready ********* 
We  can't give up on this issue.

Andy Rooney and  Prayer 
Andy Rooney says:

I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.  I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school  teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a  30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal?  It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts.  They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it's a Christian prayer,  some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada , countries founded on Christian principles.  According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1.  So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?   

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in  Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China ,  I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha. 
And I wouldn't be offended.  It wouldn't bother me one bit.

When in Rome   .....   

But what about the atheists? Is another argument. 
What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized.  We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humour us for 30 seconds.   If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs.  Go to the bathroom.  Visit the concession stand.  Call your lawyer!   

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call.  One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's  foundations.   

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of  all our rights.  Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep.  Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.  Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.   

God, help us.  And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long.  It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard, that the vast majority doesn't care what they want.  It is time that the majority rules!   It's time we tell them, "You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honour Him.  That is your right, and we will honour your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away.  We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!"

God bless us one and all...Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada , despite all our faults, We are still the greatest nations of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God. 


Let's make 2011 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our familie s and institutions. And our military forces come home from all the wars. 
Keep looking up! 


Entry #700


Comment by budward - March 8, 2011, 8:17 am
thanks for sharing that, LottoVantage!
rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - March 8, 2011, 8:34 am
Amen to that! Thanks.
sully16Comment by sully16 - March 8, 2011, 8:44 am
AMEN, Thanks for posting.
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - March 8, 2011, 12:54 pm
Great post! I hope they don't go after Andy Rooney again.
emilygComment by emilyg - March 8, 2011, 1:34 pm
Amen. Keep praying.
truecriticComment by truecritic - March 8, 2011, 5:05 pm
People! People! Verify before posting. Anything that you get in an email telling you that some famous person said something or origins of various expressions, go to snopes.com (or some other website and verify it is indeed factual).

In Defense of Prayer

Claim:   News commentator Andy Rooney wrote an essay in favor of prayer.
...and it is old, having originated in 1999 according to the following excerpt from Snopes:

Origins:   Often titled "Paul Harvey and Prayer," the piece listed above has been circulating on the Internet since 2000. Although it has been variously attributed to long-time radio commentator Paul Harvey, political commentator Andy Rooney, and to someone named Samuel Thompson, most of it is the work of Nick Gholson, a sports writer for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas. Gholson's September 1999 essay (which was a fair bit longer than the version later circulated via e-mail) decried the prohibition against school-led prayer at high school football games.
LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - March 8, 2011, 9:37 pm
Thanks for all the favorable comments!!

If this piece has been on the internet since 2000, it's news to me. No argument from me whoever posted the origional version, whether it be Paul Harvey, Andy Rooney, Samuel Thompson, or Nick Gholson, the content and message is worth recirculating. Our religious rights are being totally violated in this country, and it's time we as Christians stand up and make an abrupt correction of the situation.

truecriticComment by truecritic - March 8, 2011, 9:53 pm
I completely agree that you can (should?) put up your message. Why do you suppose someone took one person's material and said it came from a famous person? Why lie about it? I assume because it lends more appeal to it?

I see countless political jokes where the facts are completely wrong. I see these type of things supposedly quoting famous people. I see explanations about the origin of words.   I certainly don't blame you - I realize you don't make up things like that.   To me, it completely UNDERMINES any message when someone chooses to lie about it, in one form or another.

The harm is that they circulate on the Net and everyone believes the lies. That is why I say verify first. Please don't think I singled you out - people that send this stuff to me, get the same message from me <grin - they know who they are>.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - June 17, 2011, 5:14 pm
Snopes is just 2 married people with a lot of time on their hands. They are certainly not an authority on anything. And they put a liberal bias to everything they "investigate".

I'm not saying they're wrong in this instance but just that they are no more an authority on anything than wikipedia.

So when you get something from Snopes it's just another opinion - with a liberal twist.

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