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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:21 AM
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as I watch the Prayer Service, as an atheist
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:22 AM by FLDem5
I am enjoying the words, and thoughts, and am still thrilled from my toes to my nose that President Obama recognized that I exist and am as good an American as any other.

Thanks again, Mr. President.

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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:23 AM
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1. As a Christian, Thank you for your support and
understand. The prayers were wonderful and our president is a believer in praying...
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FrankieFunk Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:24 AM
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2. Yes!!!!!
The more I think about it that was one of the best parts. Previous administrations have seen Atheists ass lesser people simply because they do not believe in god. It good to have a President who finally recognizes us.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:26 AM
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3. yes, a kind of first, acknowledging the non believer, hooray!


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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:27 AM
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4. That song Amazing Grace can go1!
It's a horrible song.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:42 AM
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5. Really?
That's a first.....
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:49 AM
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8. Artistic merits aside
That song has an amazing back story.
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:19 PM
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13. I thought the song was beautiful and the singer who sang it was incredible
my two cents. :)
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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:42 AM
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6. The number of non-believers is greater than any other minority.
The reason nobody pays attention to us is that we aren't a solid voting block. We're pragmatic about so many issues that this one takes a back seat to others.

If we were to vote as a single block we'd have God off our currency, bibles out of public offices and a more rational approach to so many other challenges that face us.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:48 AM
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7. People who belong to organized religions aren't called "non-freethinkers."
Why should freethinkers be expressed in the negative term "non-believers?"
I believe in a great many things, but no form of organized religion is among them.
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skeewee08 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:52 AM
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9. As a Christian I thank you for your kind words,
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:34 PM
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11. you're welcome
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:54 AM
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10. As a Christian, it's nice to see what it's really about. God tells
us to love one another and not judge one another! My President makes me proud!
:patriot:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:14 PM
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12. me too.
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