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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-05 01:26 PM
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61. I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.
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  -Atheist/Agnostics: Do you ever get socially pressured to say grace@dinner? dhinojosa  Sep-19-05 12:54 PM   #0 
  - As an agnostic, I never allow myself to get pressured.  Meatwad   Sep-19-05 12:56 PM   #1 
  - No one would ask me to say grace  gollygee   Sep-19-05 12:57 PM   #2 
  - not any more, it's passing from fashion  pitohui   Sep-19-05 12:57 PM   #3 
  - True enough....  SteppingRazor   Sep-19-05 01:00 PM   #13 
  - In restaurants  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 01:11 PM   #36 
  - Brings up a question: Why do you have to close your eyes to pray?  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:14 PM   #41 
     - I do not know  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 01:56 PM   #81 
     - See, now...  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 02:27 PM   #100 
     - Reduces distraction (especially for the kids)  Nihil   Sep-23-05 05:56 AM   #130 
  - Hm, it's too bad my family doesn't think that  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 01:36 PM   #71 
     - Fundies  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 02:08 PM   #86 
        - I always figured it would be fun...  obreaslan   Sep-19-05 02:19 PM   #91 
        - This is the Truth!  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 02:41 PM   #113 
        - Yes!  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 02:33 PM   #107 
           - Totally a mental illness  Der Blaue Engel   Sep-19-05 05:06 PM   #128 
  - I'm from an atheist family  Modem Butterfly   Sep-19-05 12:57 PM   #4 
  - I think the science of the green revolution for making dinners possible  NoodleBoy   Sep-19-05 12:58 PM   #5 
  - Nice! ;) nt  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 12:58 PM   #7 
  - I thank science for teaching us about natural selection, so that we  atommom   Sep-19-05 12:58 PM   #6 
  - cool one....nt  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 12:59 PM   #8 
  - I wish I could remember it  Dr.Phool   Sep-19-05 12:59 PM   #9 
  - Something like this  patsified   Sep-19-05 01:33 PM   #69 
  - Great timing for the question  MsUnderstood   Sep-19-05 12:59 PM   #10 
  - People who say grace don't invite me to dinner anymore  Der Blaue Engel   Sep-19-05 12:59 PM   #11 
  - lucky you  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 02:36 PM   #110 
  - I always decline, politely.  longship   Sep-19-05 12:59 PM   #12 
  - Hopefully those you choose to eat with know you better  Az   Sep-19-05 01:00 PM   #14 
  - The problem is when they are close relatives and you don't want to  barb162   Sep-19-05 01:21 PM   #51 
  - yes  leeroysphits   Sep-19-05 01:00 PM   #15 
  - I was raised  whatever4   Sep-19-05 01:01 PM   #16 
  - Shit, when I was about 5 or 6 my next door neighbor's mom asked me what  meganmonkey   Sep-19-05 01:20 PM   #47 
     - Scorpio. hahaha  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:21 PM   #48 
  - not really science but i lll be thankful for  DanCa   Sep-19-05 01:02 PM   #17 
  - okay, I hate strippers (as a concept, not personally), but...  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 02:39 PM   #112 
  - Not since about age 12 have I,  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 01:03 PM   #18 
  - I have problems with people giving my daughter religious books  gollygee   Sep-19-05 01:04 PM   #19 
     - Yeah, that's the thing  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 01:08 PM   #30 
     - Be sure that she is guarded from any different opinions.  Bridget Burke   Sep-19-05 01:09 PM   #32 
     - Insert rolling eyes icon here  gollygee   Sep-19-05 01:14 PM   #42 
     - You're perfectly within your rights to be concerned.  July   Sep-19-05 02:36 PM   #109 
     - That's a cop-out  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 01:23 PM   #54 
     - I dont blame you.....  DanCa   Sep-19-05 01:10 PM   #33 
  - Give thanks to Louis Pasteur  Sandpiper   Sep-19-05 01:04 PM   #20 
  - oui oui!  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:25 PM   #58 
  - No. When they say grace , I usually bow my head and reflect  BlueStateGirl   Sep-19-05 01:04 PM   #21 
  - Not all graces include a 'god, diety, or some other mythological creature'  meganmonkey   Sep-19-05 01:05 PM   #22 
  - that's a cool "grace"  fishwax   Sep-19-05 01:10 PM   # 
  - It is cool...  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:20 PM   #46 
  - Another one my family has used is...  pelagius   Sep-28-05 03:06 PM   #140 
  - Be gracious to those that want to say a prayer and let them do their thing  Double T   Sep-19-05 01:06 PM   #23 
  - But like I was telling someone else.  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:22 PM   #53 
     - Bond with your fellow family members in lieu of the ALMIGHTY.......  Double T   Sep-19-05 03:47 PM   #127 
  - I used to be a good Lutheran and have also been  Hardrada   Sep-19-05 01:06 PM   #24 
  - hahaha! Awesome!  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:07 PM   #27 
  - LOL!  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 01:24 PM   #55 
  - Had I gone on to Ordination  Hardrada   Sep-19-05 01:28 PM   #64 
     - End it with  vptpt   Sep-19-05 01:44 PM   #77 
        - "And so it is"  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 02:54 PM   #120 
  - rock on!  LizMoonstar   Sep-19-05 01:41 PM   #75 
  - Yeah, that is really good!  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 02:42 PM   #115 
     - LOL! And gawed SMOTE them  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 03:01 PM   #121 
        - I was thinking of  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 03:07 PM   #123 
           - Okay. I'm not hungry now.  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 03:32 PM   #126 
  - So they are supposed ignore their beliefs to honor yours?  Fescue4u   Sep-19-05 01:06 PM   #25 
  - I think you think that all prayers are silent without activity....  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:09 PM   #31 
  - True, there are a number of varietys  Fescue4u   Sep-19-05 01:13 PM   #39 
     - I am the OP btw, and....  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:19 PM   #44 
        - I would have to take my meals at a different time  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 01:31 PM   #67 
  - I took the OP as not wanting to LEAD the prayer  nini   Sep-19-05 01:22 PM   #52 
  - I'm an amiable atheist  leftofthedial   Sep-19-05 01:07 PM   #26 
  - Ot Manners Question - serious question  DanCa   Sep-19-05 01:07 PM   #28 
  - I would love the quiet thing....except  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:11 PM   #37 
     - I just feel bad because it's in a public place  DanCa   Sep-19-05 01:27 PM   #63 
  - When I'm asked to say 'grace', I look the requester in the eye and say:  karlrschneider   Sep-19-05 01:08 PM   #29 
  - At Thanksgiving dinner my husband said, "Over the lips, through the gums..  Blue in Portland   Sep-19-05 01:10 PM   #34 
  - Your husband sounds cool!  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:12 PM   #38 
  - He is VERY cool. Thank you! :) n/t  Blue in Portland   Sep-19-05 01:19 PM   #45 
  - Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, who eats the fastest gets the most  fishwax   Sep-19-05 01:14 PM   #40 
     - I love it!  Blue in Portland   Sep-19-05 01:21 PM   #49 
     - My family says it like this  AuntieM1957   Sep-23-05 05:17 PM   #132 
  - Or you could use the Latoya Jackson prayer:  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 01:10 PM   #35 
  - I would never put someone on the spot like that.  nini   Sep-19-05 01:19 PM   #43 
  - My take on "grace" is not that it's a prayer in the religious sense  sui generis   Sep-19-05 01:21 PM   #50 
  - I was never asked to *say* it, but..  Ariana Celeste   Sep-19-05 01:24 PM   #56 
  - An Atheist here....nope, its never been a problem. n/t  tx_dem41   Sep-19-05 01:25 PM   #57 
  - O I forgot about one of my brothers-in-law  Hardrada   Sep-19-05 01:26 PM   #59 
  - UGH!!! Thats what we do,,,,  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:27 PM   #62 
  - I'd rather pray to the great Noodly  cynatnite   Sep-19-05 01:26 PM   #60 
  - I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:26 PM   #61 
  - My favorite:  Village Idiot   Sep-19-05 01:30 PM   #65 
  - We really need a Pastafarian prayer  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 01:31 PM   #66 
  - I once had a co-worker who always said silent grace before meals....  mitchum   Sep-19-05 01:33 PM   #68 
  - You had class and he didn't  DanCa   Sep-19-05 01:37 PM   #72 
  - Holy hypocrite Batman!  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 01:41 PM   #76 
  - bwhahahahaha  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 02:48 PM   #119 
  - I'm always impressed that my fundie relatives  LizMoonstar   Sep-19-05 01:36 PM   #70 
  - When I've been asked  charlie   Sep-19-05 01:39 PM   #73 
  - No problemo for me, since I don't do "family members" anymore...  KansDem   Sep-19-05 01:39 PM   #74 
  - Some oversealousreligious freaks at my workplace  malaise   Sep-19-05 01:44 PM   #78 
  - I'm a big fan of the Prairie Home Companion grace...  politicat   Sep-19-05 01:44 PM   #79 
  - There is a very simple straightforward agnostic grace that is graceful:  Bernardo de La Paz   Sep-19-05 01:51 PM   #80 
  - This is the one that really gives me the creeps  votesomemore   Sep-19-05 02:01 PM   #82 
  - I do not say it myself, however, I have no problem if others want to  mtnester   Sep-19-05 02:03 PM   #83 
  - saying grace is just a way of giving thanks  annces8   Sep-19-05 02:07 PM   #84 
  - See those are good graces,  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 02:22 PM   #94 
  - Grace at Camp  Staph   Sep-19-05 02:07 PM   # 
  - Fantastic format ideas...  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 02:23 PM   #96 
  - This Is One Of The UGLIEST OP's Ever! You Can't Give THANKS?  cryingshame   Sep-19-05 02:07 PM   #85 
  - I'm afraid you have totally missed the point.  karlrschneider   Sep-19-05 02:09 PM   #88 
  - Perhaps you should expand your horizons a little  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-19-05 02:17 PM   #90 
  - Geez, that was pretty self righteous.  Oregonian   Sep-19-05 02:27 PM   #101 
  - The Buddhist prayer is nice. n/t  Taxloss   Sep-19-05 02:30 PM   #105 
  - No my family doesn't do it much anymore  alarimer   Sep-19-05 02:08 PM   #87 
  - I dislike the hand-holding too.  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 02:20 PM   #92 
  - I've lived all over and experienced all sorts of tradition.  Dorian Gray   Sep-19-05 02:14 PM   #89 
  - Nope. My family has never said grace ...  Tracer   Sep-19-05 02:20 PM   #93 
  - I think the worst is that they still ask me why I won't say grace  Baconfoot   Sep-19-05 02:23 PM   #95 
  - The only time I got religious-eee was to get into a girls pants and it  henslee   Sep-19-05 02:23 PM   #97 
  - I used to work for fundies.  Oregonian   Sep-19-05 02:24 PM   #98 
  - As long as they don't want to sacrifice the chicken I'm about to eat  Mojambo   Sep-19-05 02:26 PM   #99 
  - a good one  StellaBlue   Sep-19-05 02:29 PM   #102 
  - "Good bread, good meat, good god, let's eat"  Jacobin   Sep-19-05 02:29 PM   #103 
  - At times when I have been asked, I suggest a Quaker grace that I like.  Taxloss   Sep-19-05 02:30 PM   #104 
  - Now that kicks ass...  dhinojosa   Sep-19-05 02:32 PM   #106 
  - We say our 'thankfuls'  renie408   Sep-19-05 02:43 PM   #116 
  - I don't say grace, but when others do I bow my head  ComerPerro   Sep-19-05 02:35 PM   #108 
  - "Oh Flying Spagetti Monster! We beseech thee..."  lateo   Sep-19-05 02:38 PM   #111 
  - When someone who knows I am an atheist says they will pray for me, I tell  lindisfarne   Sep-19-05 02:42 PM   #114 
  - *snarf*  Oregonian   Sep-19-05 02:43 PM   #117 
  - My SIL gets around that issue by saying a very simple  woodsprite   Sep-19-05 02:46 PM   #118 
  - i'm jealous, this post didn't get moved  mopaul   Sep-19-05 03:02 PM   #122 
  - Well, someone spoke too soon. ;) nt  Qibing Zero   Sep-19-05 03:17 PM   #124 
  - The great GD cleansing has begun  Az   Sep-19-05 03:18 PM   #125 
  - Agnostic - I think it is a great idea to thank someone for the luck of  applegrove   Sep-19-05 05:18 PM   #129 
  - Not a great problem for me ...  Nihil   Sep-23-05 06:08 AM   #131 
  - What a lovely blessing  shrike   Sep-27-05 10:30 AM   #137 
     - Thanks Shrike!  Nihil   Sep-28-05 06:29 AM   #138 
        - Thank you, too  shrike   Sep-28-05 10:30 AM   #139 
  - I used to until I took a stand.  FM Arouet666   Sep-26-05 10:12 PM   #133 
     - We're not there yet.  beam me up scottie   Sep-26-05 10:21 PM   #134 
        - Yes, and that is what I do not understand.  FM Arouet666   Sep-26-05 10:31 PM   #135 
           - Exactly. What was the average life span  beam me up scottie   Sep-26-05 10:45 PM   #136 
 

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