National day of prayer under fire again

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    A Wisconsin district judge, Barbara Crabb, who is retiring, ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional today....

    Fantastic!!! Good for her! I'm sure she worked hard on this. Must have required a bit of learning about what the Constitution says about seperation of church and state and all that rubbish...

    Of course, prayer isn't really an institution of the church as much as it is a personal practice. So, it's really just a move to appease the anti-religious crowd. She is careful to tip-toe around the issue to try to sound as though she's only concerned with the law side of it. But why wait until your about to retire to get all concerned about the law??


    Kinda makes me wonder if she's willing to take a crack at the government requiring all Americans to purchase a product from a private business??
     
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    Too bad. Im praying anyway.
     
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    Yeah...I think alot of us will be. At least we haven't gotten to the point where that's illegal yet.
     
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    If it's a personal practice why should the state be involved?
     
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    I will too, but mostly because I make an effort to daily anyway.
     
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    I agree with this sentiment but I think to many people on the left assume a secular state means a secular society because their anti-religious rants are not only directed at issues of church and state but also a person's own free expression of religion. Just look at how much they have a fit when we point out how religious the founders were in this country. Its not an endorsement of a religion but a historical fact that should not be barred from any HISTORY text book.
     
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    Why not? It's been this way since the 50's...
     
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    I pray every day and so far it seems to be working for me. There hasn't been a day yet that the sun hasn't risen. Now, if I could just get an answer about those lottery numbers...

    Just kidding. I do pray every day and if it's your belief I urge you to do the same. It appears that our country could use some good answered prayer these days.
     
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    Guess it didn't stop you after all.
     
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    Communion with god is always a personal matter. A national day for it is the State infringing on that
     

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