PUBLIC PRAYER GUIDELINES
This is a very serious problem not only in America but all over the world and truly needs some kind of rational thinking from both sides of this issue. This war and separation between the Christian God religious and none Christian God religious borders on the Twilight Zone or a Spielberg book. The separation it creates in our society is not good for anyone or anything and is counterproductive in so many ways. Even deadly and dangerous.
Since prayer is normally for well-wishing or sympathy, public prayer should be done without invoking and beseeching help from metaphysical entities or gods or turned into a short religious church service.
Personal prayer is little more than meditation seeking inner personal strength to withstand a trauma or as a prayer for hope and strength for themselves or another person.
Religious people do not understand that even none religious people pray…they just don’t invoke the metaphysical into it. Praying is not exclusive to the religious or Christian God religious. And prayer should not be used to set up a battle field to make a stand against the none religious in public prayer. This should not be viewed as a chance to force the will of the religious onto the public.
Public prayer involves and exposes everyone but is not currently being done in a way that is polite and respectful to everyone. I would not support public blaspheming as an alternative counter public prayer but this is the point I am attempting to make.
The God religious (appear) to only believe their side to be valid and will not validate or accept any alternate points of view or belief. The religious seem to feel that “Well they believe in nothing so what does it matter to them if we pray in public.” This is not what I call a Christian attitude.
God religious metaphysical mythological believers simply will not take into consideration the feelings of others not of a God faith or Church defined reality, of which there are many people. This group consider themselves none God religious or Spiritual “in personal nature”. They understand Christian values and theory but do not need religion to define it and simply cannot believe in a metaphysical reality. This does not make them any less Christian in nature or evil. It simply makes them different in their beliefs.
The God religious (appear) to believe and envision themselves to be the only ones being persecuted and harassed in the pubic prayer and public religiosity debate. This is not a true and real picture of what is happening in common social reality.
There are many valid questions that the God religious need to help answer and define:
The God based religious know and understand that God truly can do nothing because of their Free Will doctrine. So what is the point in pubic prayer of invoking the name of God? It is just to antagonize the none religious or a chance to publicly proselytize? Is it just to lift a leg and spot a mark on the pacifists that do not believe that the metaphysical is real? Is it just to ramrod invoke a God power onto everyone disregarding other Spiritual beliefs?
Truly if the religious would simply respect others and put a tiny bit of thought into what pubic prayer should and could be I don’t think anyone would object to none God religious prayer. But then to the religious…what would be the point? How about unification?