Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Spiritual - Andy Rooney and Prayer

Pray if you want to!
Andy Rooney's commentary on prayer.

 
Folks, this is the year that  we RE-TAKE  AMERICA &  CANADA  
********* Get  Ready *********

Keep this going around the  globe. Read it and forward every time you receive it.. We  can't give up on this issue.
Andy Rooney and  Prayer
Andy Rooney says:
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.  I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school  teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a  30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal?  It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts.  They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.
But it's a Christian prayer,  some will argue.
Yes, and this is the  United States of  America and  Canada , countries founded on Christian principles.  According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1.  So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football game in  Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in  Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China ,  I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. 
When in Rome    .......
But what about the atheists? Is another argument.
What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized.  We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humour us for 30 seconds.   If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs.  Go to the bathroom.  Visit the concession stand.  Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or two will make that call.  One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's  foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of  all our rights.  Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.  Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us.  And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long.  It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want.  It is time that the majority rules!   It's time we tell them, "You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honour Him.  That is your right, and we will honour your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away.  We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!"
God bless us one and all...Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada , despite all our faults, We are still the greatest nation of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

Let's make 2011 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home from all the wars.
Keep looking up.

"Be glad in the LORD and REJOICE!"  --Psalm 32:11a

"This is the day the Lord has made;
      Let us rejoice in it and be glad"
        Psalm 118:24
Thank you in my friend Susan for emailing this to me!

16 comments:

AMKreations said...

Wow...did he really say all that?

I really think it's sad how Christians have no rights...every other person/religion has "RIGHTS" and we have to honor them. However if we say what we believe or do what we think we ought to do, it is wrong. People can have their demonstrations, people can talk bad about Christians, people can persecute Christians - and it is alright.

Of course, we do know that Jesus told us we would be hated...I guess we shouldn't be surprised. =0P

Thanks Jacki, have a great day!

Debbie said...

oh wow that was awesome!!!!! I loved it we do need to take a stand, That just made my day:) As a Christian I am going to pray, say Merry Christmas and continue on my way and if I oddend someone oh well they will have to get over it.

Debbie said...

that would be offended

Christie Cottage said...

Thanks Ladies!! <><

Sandyssentiments said...

Wow that was great. The pic of the soldiers was amazing.

tomroche.etsy.com said...

Great article. Sometimes Andy makes sense. This was one of them.

Audrey said...

AMEN!

First Light Glass said...

I believe in the power of prayer!

Christie Cottage said...

LOL When I got the email and before I read it, I thought "Wonder what he said now" :-)

Julie said...

Wow! He hits this right on the nail! I love it. I'm so tired of a few thinking they have the right to tell the rest of us what we can and can't do! I love this post!!! :)

Linda B said...

I'm Jewish, but I believe that this country and world needs more prayer and people who do it.

G-d bless America and everyone.

watercolors said...

AMEN on your GREAT post!!!!
AMEN again, Roxanne

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Yes, great post! He is so right. You can't stop a true Chrsitian from praying and believing in Him. Just crazy how people try to take away the "good" in this world.

Christie Cottage said...

I just loved reading this when it came in my email! I really appreciate the comments! Thanks! <><

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I just have to say AMEN!
Ginger

sweetybird09 said...

That was just awesome!

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