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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:04 PM
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MLB player protests war by sitting out hymn
First CNN says "God Bless America" was the anthem, now it's a hymn. Can't they just say song?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/baseball/mlb/01/2...

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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:07 PM
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1. LOL! "God Bless America" is a HYMN???
the jewish composer/lyricist Irving Berlin must be laughing (or crying?) in heaven...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:13 PM
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2. dictionary.com definitions hymn, anthem, paean
hymn: 1. A song of praise or thanksgiving to God or a deity.
2. A song of praise or joy; a paean.

paean: 1. A song of joyful praise or exultation.
2. A fervent expression of joy or praise: The art... was a paean to paganism (Will Durant).
3. An ancient Greek hymn of thanksgiving or invocation, especially to Apollo.


Anthem: 1. A hymn of praise or loyalty.
2. A choral composition having a sacred or moralizing text in English.
3. A modern ballad accompanied by rock music instrumentation.

Seperation of church and state?
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