Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pray If You Want To


 
    "Pray if you want to!" 
  

Andy Rooney and Prayer... Keep  this going around 
the  globe. Read it and forward every time you receive 
it... We can't give up on this issue.

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 in any way 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 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! Or, 
just exercise their right to leave this country!

Unfortunately, one or two will call their lawyer.  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 honor 
Him.  That  is your right, and we will honor your 
right; but, you are no longer going to take our rights 
away.

We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN! 

God bless us one and all.  God bless America and 
Canada, despite all our faults, we are still the two 
greatest nations of all.  God bless our service men 
who are fighting to protect our right to pray and 
worship God.  Let's make this the year the silent 
majority is heard and we put God back as the 
foundation of our families and institutions. And 
our military forces come home from all the wars.

Keep looking  up. Your Redeemer Draws Nigh. 
If you agree with this, please pass it on. If not delete it. 
  
BUT REMEMBER, SHOULD YOU DELETE  IT, that's one 
reason why this world is in the mess we're in now.
 
WE JUST SIT  BACK AND LET IT  HAPPEN!!