Speaks for itself (or does it)
I received an e-mail this morning from a dear friend of mine with the following text. At the end it asks that if you do not agree with the contents to delete it. I believe that my friend would rather discuss it than have me shut up, so I dedicate this space for discussion.
This speaks for itself.
Samuel Thompson wrote:
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, a country founded on Christian principles.
And we are in the Bible Belt. 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 humor 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
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
just 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 let that one or two who scream loud enough to be
heard, that the vast majority don't care what they want.. it is time the
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 honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right.. but by
golly you are no longer going to take our rights away
we are fighting back.. and we WILL WIN! After all the God you have the
right to denounce is on our side!
God bless us one and all, especially those who denounce Him...
God bless America, despite all her faults.. still the greatest nation of all.....
God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and
May 2003 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the
foundation of our families and institutions.
Keep looking up......
In God WE Trust
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