South Bay to observe National Day of Prayer at many events

Full story: Daily Breeze 8
Despite the culture war over this year's National Day of Prayer, religious groups in the South Bay plan to bow their heads at several services Thursday. Full Story
federal joke

Torrance, CA

#2 May 5, 2010
why is this federally recognized? that wisconsin judge has a point, it IS endorsement of religion. Hey if prayer is helpful for you, fine do it on your own, but dont get my government to recognize it. Especially for you conservatives, who love to complain about liberals running your economic lives, dont try to get this government to tell me how to live my personal life.

im not saying prayer is bad, in fact, i prefer to meditate. it may not be prayer, or religious in any fashion, but a simple walk along the strand to contemplate my life and relations works for me. do i want the gov to create an observance of this? no.

oh and for prayer at gov events? civil religion needs to go. swearing oath on the bible in the court house? gotta go. inviting preachers for gov events? if they speak not endorsing any religion, then im perfectly ok with that. what about secular country do some people not understand? this country was not founded as a christian nation (some of the colonies might have, but not the country), and our founding fathers definitely were not true bible thumping christians either (ben franklin? a deist.). how many were also unitarians/ non trinitarians?
Call

AOL

#3 May 5, 2010
I pray you fall off a cliff-Did I just post that?
American

Irvine, CA

#4 May 5, 2010
I think its great. Good for them.
prayer for Federal Joke

Torrance, CA

#8 May 4, 2011
No one is trying to get YOUR government to tell you how to live your personal life. In fact it is not YOUR government. It is a democracy implying it is OURS. Which is the way the country was founded - giving you and I equal rights to have the same Freedom to Assemble and Freedom to Associate, or not. What do you find so threatening about a group of your fellow citizens coming together to pray for the betterment of our country, its policies, foreign relations and society as a whole, and consequently praying for you as well?
federal joke wrote:
"...but dont get my government to recognize it...dont try to get this government to tell me how to live my personal life.
GOP 2012

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 May 4, 2011
my tax money went to good use-wasting the head roach-chum for the sharks-

sharks are endangered now-n an OBL happy meal good for the ecology.

thanks US Troops
GOP 2012

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 May 4, 2011
OBL happy meal!!!already shat out of the shark!
behappy

Manhattan Beach, CA

#11 May 1, 2013
Reply to Federal Joke;
Meditation is a form of prayer. Which is what I 90% of the time do too. Praying is communicating with God or who ever you view as the higher source, what ever you chose to call him . I am very surprise that a person that practicing meditation would have such low understanding of the unity of national prayer. It is not about what Religion you are, just gathering and in your own way send out a positive energy to our planet and on another, whether through praying or meditation, or chanting, what ever, just positive vibe. WHat ever issue you have with the government or what ever meditate or pray for a change, because complain what make a change. Your prayer, meditation, positive energy will. I plan to be out there meditating.:-)
KauaiMom

Manhattan Beach, CA

#12 May 12, 2013
Federal Joke BTW Freedom of religion not from religion. We are a republic it's your choice to participate or not but It's your soul we will pray for.

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