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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #875 on: February 01, 2023, 08:10:56 PM »
Prayer is about intent.  The church (a body of believers...not a building) should pray righteously to commune with the Father.  If the intent in prayer is self-promotion then you're in error like the Pharisees.  Jesus prayed publicly and privately exhibiting only righteousness either way....be like Jesus. 

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #876 on: February 01, 2023, 09:45:08 PM »
Prayer is about intent.  The church (a body of believers...not a building) should pray righteously to commune with the Father.  If the intent in prayer is self-promotion then you're in error like the Pharisees.  Jesus prayed publicly and privately exhibiting only righteousness either way....be like Jesus.

Praying is fine by me if that's your thing.

But making a public spectacle about it is just silly.

If you pray 3-4 hours later will God ignore you?

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #877 on: February 02, 2023, 09:29:41 AM »
Praying is fine by me if that's your thing.

But making a public spectacle about it is just silly.

If you pray 3-4 hours later will God ignore you?

Nah brother, you ain't wrong.  Most public prayer is purely a spectacle for self-promotion.   It's the nonsense of this "look at me, looke at me" era...it enter the church too.  Jesus was way ahead and said whether praying or judging don't be a freakin hypocrite LOL.

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #878 on: February 03, 2023, 10:07:02 PM »
Nah brother, you ain't wrong.  Most public prayer is purely a spectacle for self-promotion.   It's the nonsense of this "look at me, looke at me" era...it enter the church too.  Jesus was way ahead and said whether praying or judging don't be a freakin hypocrite LOL.

I could not agree more and may I say, welcome back. You were sorely missed. And though we disagreed more often than not. You were always civil
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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #879 on: February 09, 2023, 08:19:27 PM »
I could not agree more and may I say, welcome back. You were sorely missed. And though we disagreed more often than not. You were always civil
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Glad you're doin well!!  Yes I've missed some of the back and forth, but in the end my "walls of text" days are behind me LOL!  I realized the error of my ways and have abandoned trying to be "the smartest guy in the room".  I just share my faith now and answer questions as simply as i'm able to.

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #880 on: February 12, 2023, 10:24:02 PM »
Glad you're doin well!!  Yes I've missed some of the back and forth, but in the end my "walls of text" days are behind me LOL!  I realized the error of my ways and have abandoned trying to be "the smartest guy in the room".  I just share my faith now and answer questions as simply as i'm able to.

I think we reached the same conclusion

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #881 on: February 13, 2023, 09:42:06 PM »
Probably more atheists suffering emotional distress over something they do not believe exists. 

‘NFL legend-turned-coach’ to undergo ‘training’ after atheists complained about ‘religious exercises’
February 11, 2023
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/02/11/nfl-legend-turned-coach-to-undergo-training-after-atheists-complained-about-religious-exercises-1332152/

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #882 on: February 14, 2023, 12:23:20 AM »
Probably more atheists suffering emotional distress over something they do not believe exists. 

‘NFL legend-turned-coach’ to undergo ‘training’ after atheists complained about ‘religious exercises’
February 11, 2023
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/02/11/nfl-legend-turned-coach-to-undergo-training-after-atheists-complained-about-religious-exercises-1332152/
Deon is really ruffling some feathers especially now that he is coaching in the PAC12.

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #883 on: February 14, 2023, 11:34:06 PM »
Deon is really ruffling some feathers especially now that he is coaching in the PAC12.

Prime Time is doing an amazing job.  Really impressed by him.

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #884 on: February 15, 2023, 01:02:00 AM »
Prime Time is doing an amazing job.  Really impressed by him.
Great recruiter for sure so far.

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #885 on: February 16, 2023, 10:23:10 PM »
Great recruiter for sure so far.

He is off the chain as a recruiter.  He's going to turn Colorado into a contender. 

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #886 on: February 17, 2023, 01:19:51 AM »
He is off the chain as a recruiter.  He's going to turn Colorado into a contender.
He may have already gotten them in trouble by announcing his son would be the starter when he wasn't even in the portal yet. He needs to brush up on NCAA D1 rules.

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Re: Prayer and Religion in Public Life
« Reply #887 on: February 27, 2023, 04:42:37 PM »
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