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Question: Praying before a meal?
Yes, at every meal   -8 (10.7%)
Yes, at many meals, but not every   -16 (21.3%)
Yes, but rarely.   -8 (10.7%)
No, I don't pray at all before meals   -11 (14.7%)
No, I'm an atheist.   -32 (42.7%)
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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 03:18:09 pm »
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Every dinner, my mother or father lead us in a short prayer.  I close my eyes and bow my head out of respect to them, rather than out of fear of their God.
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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2012, 11:37:29 am »
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I try to pray before every meal, even when eating out, although I try to keep it private then.
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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 02:28:31 pm »
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born-again friend of mine led a prayer before we ate late night wings last night.  I remained silent and watched Game 4.
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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2012, 03:08:46 pm »
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Only if someone is at the table on whom I have my eye.
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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2012, 03:21:08 pm »
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It's not something we ever did, so no.
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« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2012, 03:23:52 pm »
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Only if someone is at the table on whom I have my eye.

good post
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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2012, 01:32:55 am »
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Only if I'm with my family or a group of people likely to do it (you've all heard about me being with people who said grace over pizza and weed, lol). A lot of times I'll pray on a lunch break at work but that has more to do with actually having the time/stress.
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I don't know, I think the beat-back that happened in the wake of the Inks-Deluge debacle (and the descent of Leip to address it) means that the Mods don't have the standing right now to pull off a ban of a big-name poster.  this place would absolutely erupt, at least for opebo.  jmf maybe a bit less so, but still an outcry.  doesn't mean it could not happen at a future point.
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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2012, 05:00:22 am »
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We definitely have a disproportional balance of Christians to atheists on this forum if 10 here are atheists and only half that many are Christians.

The nature of this forum tends to attract young and/or intelligent people.  Ergo, it's disproportionately more atheist/agnostic than society at large.

I noticed the young part lol. There's nothing wrong with that as long as arguments actually come from the self and not mass media or party elites.

I'd not exactly say the mass-media and party elites are propagating some kind of atheist agenda...

Also, n=19

n= naive

I know I'm late to the game on this, but what does that even mean?
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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2012, 10:54:09 am »
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That's a now banned Derek sock, so you're not going to get an answer.
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I don't know, I think the beat-back that happened in the wake of the Inks-Deluge debacle (and the descent of Leip to address it) means that the Mods don't have the standing right now to pull off a ban of a big-name poster.  this place would absolutely erupt, at least for opebo.  jmf maybe a bit less so, but still an outcry.  doesn't mean it could not happen at a future point.
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« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2012, 01:08:12 am »
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Every once in a great while, when the thought strikes me, but I don't make a routine of it.
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« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2012, 02:53:42 am »
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(you've all heard about me being with people who said grace over pizza and weed, lol).

Yes, yes, we have.  It was on page 1 of this thread.
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« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2012, 02:55:13 am »
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Yes, at every meal that i can.  God has provided me with this food to nourish my body.  God has even provided McDonald's and wants us to be thankful for that, as well, because when someone is starving out on the road, and they're in a hurry, McDonald's sounds pretty good and is good!  It's not necessarily quality food, but it is so much better than starving to death.

I don't do it as often as I should, and i don't condemn those who don't either out loud or to myself.

The prayer doesn't have to be long and drawn out and "Pharisee-ish", just a quick, simple, "Thank you Lord for this food and the hands that prepared it.  Let it nourish our bodies, in Jesus name, amen".  The food is not going to get cold because of two sentences.
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« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2012, 09:41:02 am »
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God wants people to clog their arteries?
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« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2012, 09:47:25 am »
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God wants people to clog their arteries?

He wants them as a grease beam.
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« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2012, 10:12:26 am »
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God wants people to clog their arteries?

Only if they live in a nation that has fast food and people that can afford it, otherwise he's fine with them starving to death.
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« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2012, 12:32:17 am »
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Not before fast food, which is about all I eat these days.
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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2012, 05:50:10 am »
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No. I'm an atheist, and I only pray to a faux-god/human idol.
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« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2012, 01:33:35 pm »
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We definitely have a disproportional balance of Christians to atheists on this forum if 10 here are atheists and only half that many are Christians.
I responded in the affirmative and I most certainly am not Christian
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2012, 02:22:29 pm »
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No. I'm an atheist, and I only pray to a faux-god/human idol.

Gee, let me guess... Collor? Wink
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« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2012, 02:33:51 pm »
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No. I'm an atheist, and I only pray to a faux-god/human idol.

So you watch TV at dinner?
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