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  •  Oh really? (0+ / 0-)

    I believe in a secular nation, one that doesn't need meaningless gestures like invocations at its civic events.  Do you really not care that I believe that?

    I appreciate the role the black church played in African-American history, but that role can (and should) be acknowledged without issuing an actual prayer at our country's single most important quadrennial event.  (The fact that you've conflated the two is telling.)

    If anything here is uncouth, it's the continued unspoken assumption that the entire country shares a faith in an Iron Age religion.

    •  Here's the deal. (4+ / 0-)
      Do you really not care that I believe that?
      I don't care in the context of this diary. The fact that you're continuing to pursue your anti-religion agenda in a diary that celebrates the overlooked accomplishments of an African-American woman is certainly telling.

      This site has a "guest in someone's house" rule. If you want to write about your outrage that this accomplished African-American woman is delivering an invocation during President Obama's inauguration ceremonies, then go post your own diary. Lest I be accused of setting a trap, I'll go ahead and warn you now that it may not be favorably received.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by nomandates on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:29:24 PM PST

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    •  they're going to do it anyway and if they don't (0+ / 0-)

      it's a big PR blunder because 'they' own the media.  to expect african american obama to fight this fight is idiotic. so is arguing for it here.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:52:34 PM PST

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    •  no one here has posited that. (3+ / 0-)
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      nomandates, Chacounne, jts327

      if you wish to debate removing invocations from public ceremonies - do so, but I doubt that will happen in this country anytime in the near future.

      Suggest you look at this:

      My response was to "suck" and "imbecility" which was to me an uncouth way to present your opinion.

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      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:59:12 PM PST

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