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5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM
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Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?
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5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM
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At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?
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5/3/2012 9:06:54 PM
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What are we supposed to pray about?
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5/3/2012 9:06:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

Holidays aren't required to be inclusive to everyone. Btw, I'm an atheist/jewish (I'm kind of forced to go to passover sedars and stuff but don't believe in a god).
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5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.
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5/3/2012 9:09:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:06:56 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

Holidays aren't required to be inclusive to everyone. Btw, I'm an atheist/jewish (I'm kind of forced to go to passover sedars and stuff but don't believe in a god).

Yeah I'm kind of in the same boat as you Kermit... Seders are fun though, get to spend time with friends and family and discuss some varying esoteric subject matter that doesnt make a lot of sense, and singing and stuff is fun.. being forced to drink a bunch of wine is kinda groovy... also Purim is fun.. Can't beat having a religious requirement to get drunk as hell haha
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5/3/2012 9:14:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:06:56 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

Holidays aren't required to be inclusive to everyone. Btw, I'm an atheist/jewish (I'm kind of forced to go to passover sedars and stuff but don't believe in a god).

Sure, but his claim is that this day unites everybody. My point is that it does not.
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5/3/2012 9:14:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:09:54 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:06:56 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

Holidays aren't required to be inclusive to everyone. Btw, I'm an atheist/jewish (I'm kind of forced to go to passover sedars and stuff but don't believe in a god).

Yeah I'm kind of in the same boat as you Kermit... Seders are fun though, get to spend time with friends and family and discuss some varying esoteric subject matter that doesnt make a lot of sense, and singing and stuff is fun.. being forced to drink a bunch of wine is kinda groovy... also Purim is fun.. Can't beat having a religious requirement to get drunk as hell haha

Eh, I don't really like the holidays that much. I don't have a lot of jewish friends though.
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5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?
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5/3/2012 9:15:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:14:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:06:56 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

Holidays aren't required to be inclusive to everyone. Btw, I'm an atheist/jewish (I'm kind of forced to go to passover sedars and stuff but don't believe in a god).

Sure, but his claim is that this day unites everybody. My point is that it does not.

Alright, point taken.
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5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?
royalpaladin
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5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?
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5/3/2012 9:20:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?

Some do if they believe in a god.
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5/3/2012 9:29:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:20:13 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?

Some do if they believe in a god.

So then it's not really a "prayer" day, is it . . .
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5/3/2012 9:30:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:29:26 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:20:13 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?

Some do if they believe in a god.

So then it's not really a "prayer" day, is it . . .

The NDoP is just a name.
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5/3/2012 9:31:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:30:47 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:29:26 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:20:13 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?

Some do if they believe in a god.

So then it's not really a "prayer" day, is it . . .

The NDoP is just a name.

Well, it's a pretty bad name for a day that has nothing to do with religion . . .
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5/3/2012 9:33:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:31:50 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:30:47 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:29:26 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:20:13 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?

Some do if they believe in a god.

So then it's not really a "prayer" day, is it . . .

The NDoP is just a name.

Well, it's a pretty bad name for a day that has nothing to do with religion . . .

...Or actual prayer.
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5/3/2012 9:39:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:31:50 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:30:47 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:29:26 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:20:13 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:19:18 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:17:51 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:14:58 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:08:24 PM, Viper-King wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this? Are pagan and Buddhist beliefs accommodated? What about Hindu ideas?

National Day of Prayer is not only about Christianity. It is about every religion coming together to have their beliefs united whether Christian, Hindu, Atheistic, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, or Buddhist.

Do you pray to God?

What do you mean by that?

Do participants in the National Day of Prayer pray to God?

Some do if they believe in a god.

So then it's not really a "prayer" day, is it . . .

The NDoP is just a name.

Well, it's a pretty bad name for a day that has nothing to do with religion . . .

Not really. Christians and Muslims actually pray to their god but other religions and agnostics/atheists don't really pray. I have an article in my fully flooded e-mail that talks about everybody's beliefs being united on that day.
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5/3/2012 11:22:58 PM
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The National Day of Prayer has been around for a long time. Jefferson refused to sign the Congressional proclamation of a national prayer day on grounds of separation of church and state.

I'm an atheist and so would not participate, but I don't see a problem with it. If some people feel good about, why not?

"in the United States; "National Bacon Day" is always held on the Saturday preceding "Labor Day," which is the first Monday of September." That's more my speed.

National Hot Dog is July 23rd in the U.S. PETA always protests.
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5/3/2012 11:25:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this?

Atheism is the lack of a religion.

Are pagan
Pagans may pray to spirits or Pagan Gods
and Buddhist beliefs accommodated?
They can meditate instead
What about Hindu ideas?
Hindus pray too
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5/3/2012 11:33:14 PM
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At 5/3/2012 9:06:54 PM, thett3 wrote:
What are we supposed to pray about?

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5/3/2012 11:41:47 PM
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At 5/3/2012 11:25:15 PM, DanT wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this?

Atheism is the lack of a religion.

Are pagan
Pagans may pray to spirits or Pagan Gods
and Buddhist beliefs accommodated?
They can meditate instead
What about Hindu ideas?
Hindus pray too

Sure. My question was, are they praying to God? If they are, then that day does not unite everyone. Moreover, since Atheism is the lack of belief in God, and Atheists do not pray, this does not unite Atheists with anybody.

Viper's statement is thus incorrect.
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5/4/2012 12:18:50 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 11:41:47 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 11:25:15 PM, DanT wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this?

Atheism is the lack of a religion.

Are pagan
Pagans may pray to spirits or Pagan Gods
and Buddhist beliefs accommodated?
They can meditate instead
What about Hindu ideas?
Hindus pray too

Sure. My question was, are they praying to God? If they are, then that day does not unite everyone. Moreover, since Atheism is the lack of belief in God, and Atheists do not pray, this does not unite Atheists with anybody.

Viper's statement is thus incorrect.

Only if you are looking to disagree with him. If the purpose of "National Running Day" is to unite everybody with a good community jog, those physically or mentally incapable of participating don't necessarily break the purpose of the day, which is country unity.

Not to mention, you can still pray as an atheist as much as I can eat meat as a vegetarian.
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5/4/2012 12:27:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/4/2012 12:18:50 AM, LibertyCampbell wrote:
At 5/3/2012 11:41:47 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 11:25:15 PM, DanT wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this?

Atheism is the lack of a religion.

Are pagan
Pagans may pray to spirits or Pagan Gods
and Buddhist beliefs accommodated?
They can meditate instead
What about Hindu ideas?
Hindus pray too

Sure. My question was, are they praying to God? If they are, then that day does not unite everyone. Moreover, since Atheism is the lack of belief in God, and Atheists do not pray, this does not unite Atheists with anybody.

Viper's statement is thus incorrect.

Only if you are looking to disagree with him. If the purpose of "National Running Day" is to unite everybody with a good community jog, those physically or mentally incapable of participating don't necessarily break the purpose of the day, which is country unity.

No, the purpose of the day is to unite all joggers. You and Viper are both misrepresenting the purpose of the days that you are describing.
Not to mention, you can still pray as an atheist as much as I can eat meat as a vegetarian.

Atheists don't pray.
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5/4/2012 12:31:21 AM
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At 5/4/2012 12:27:37 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/4/2012 12:18:50 AM, LibertyCampbell wrote:
At 5/3/2012 11:41:47 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 11:25:15 PM, DanT wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this?

Atheism is the lack of a religion.

Are pagan
Pagans may pray to spirits or Pagan Gods
and Buddhist beliefs accommodated?
They can meditate instead
What about Hindu ideas?
Hindus pray too

Sure. My question was, are they praying to God? If they are, then that day does not unite everyone. Moreover, since Atheism is the lack of belief in God, and Atheists do not pray, this does not unite Atheists with anybody.

Viper's statement is thus incorrect.

Only if you are looking to disagree with him. If the purpose of "National Running Day" is to unite everybody with a good community jog, those physically or mentally incapable of participating don't necessarily break the purpose of the day, which is country unity.

No, the purpose of the day is to unite all joggers. You and Viper are both misrepresenting the purpose of the days that you are describing.

I thought something was wrong with my example. But still, a majority of Americans are religious, so we are still getting public unity, just like we would get unity of a majority of Americans with a national jogging day.

Not to mention, you can still pray as an atheist as much as I can eat meat as a vegetarian.

Atheists don't pray.

Vegetarians don't eat meat.
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5/4/2012 1:04:42 AM
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I had to look this up:

"Buddhists don't pray to a Creator God, but they do have devotional meditation practices which could be compared to praying. Radiating loving-kindness to all living beings is a practice which is believed to benefit those beings. The sharing of merit is a practice where one dedicates the goodness of one's life to the benefit of all living beings as well as praying for a particular person." http://web.singnet.com.sg...

"Taoists do not "pray" in the sense of common religious prayer. Taoists have nothing to pray to, and no reason to pray. ... Taoists pray by directly feeling compassion and forgiveness for people. Taoists have enough control over their bodies and mind that they can do this whenever they want to without interfering with daily life." http://wiki.answers.com...

"Since the Jains do not believe in God or in the existence of any outside Divinity controlling our fate, any idea of prayer would be irrelevant to them for two main reasons. .. 1) The soul which has been emancipated and became Siddha has no desires or motivations left. .. 2) Once we accept the doctrine of karma, all results must be sought in that doctrine and therefore unless the prayers are adjusted in the karma doctrine, they remain totally non-productive. ... However, it would be totally wrong to say that prayers have no place in Jain philosophy. Jains do not consider prayers as a means of seeking favours from Siddha or even Arihants. True Jain prayers are nothing but the appreciation and adoration of the virtues possessed by the liberated or Arihants and the expression of ardent desire to achieve these virtues in one's own actual life."
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5/4/2012 1:22:33 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The national day of prayer was also on the national day of rational thinking. Naturally the second one won out.
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5/4/2012 1:55:37 AM
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About the NDoP not being religious:

http://nationaldayofprayer.org...

The website includes:

Psalm quotes (not Qur'an or Surah quotes) as the slogans.

The key places to pray:

PRAYER CONTENT : GOOD GOVERNMENT 1Tim 2.1 2.2; GOSPEL WORKERS Mt 9.38; THE LORD'S PRAYER Mt 6.9-6.13; ALL CONCERNS Php 4.6 Eph 6.18; THE WAY PAUL PRAYED Col 1.9 Eph 1.17 1.18; WITH PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING Heb 13.15 Php 4.6; WITH TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION Jude 20 1Cor 14.13 ACCORDING TO GOD'S WILL 1Jo 5.14 5.15. WITH NO LOVE FOR INIQUITY Ps 66.18 Jas 5.16. BY REMAINING IN CHRIST AND IN THE WORD John 15.7. IN FAITH Mt 21.22 Jn 14.13 Mk 11.24. WITH FORGIVENESSMk 11.25. WITH ASKING Mt 7.7. WITH EARNESTNESS Jas 5.16. FOR GOD'S GLORY 1Cor 10.31 Mt 6.13 Jas 4.3. IN THE SPIRIT Jud 1.20. IN HUMILITY Mt 6.5 2Chr 7.14. IN LOVE 1Cor 16.14. IN JESUS' NAME Jn 14.13. WITH DETERMINATION Lk 18.2. PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT 1Cor 14.2 14.15 Eph 6.18; Jud 1.20 1.21; Rom 8.26 8.27 PRAYER COMMITMENT: WITHOUT CEASING 1The 5.17 5.18 ; WAITING ON GOD Hos 10.12; WITH WATCHFULNESS Col 3.2 Eph 6.18 Lk 21.36; WITH ENDURANCE Lk 18.1; ABOUT EVERYTHING Php 4.6 4.7; FOR OTHERS 1Sam 12.23.

I can keep going.
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5/4/2012 9:59:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/3/2012 11:41:47 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 11:25:15 PM, DanT wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:03:49 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 5/3/2012 9:02:57 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Today's the National Day of Prayer. How did no one even broadcast it? Does no one care anymore about the unification of all beliefs in this country anymore?

How is Atheism included in this?

Atheism is the lack of a religion.

Are pagan
Pagans may pray to spirits or Pagan Gods
and Buddhist beliefs accommodated?
They can meditate instead
What about Hindu ideas?
Hindus pray too

Sure. My question was, are they praying to God? If they are, then that day does not unite everyone. Moreover, since Atheism is the lack of belief in God, and Atheists do not pray, this does not unite Atheists with anybody.

Viper's statement is thus incorrect.

Atheists don't believe in anything; atheism is the lack of a belief system. Atheism is not a religion, but rather the lack there of.
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