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Jason Isbell With Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge: "White Man's World"

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HappyWarrior1/28/2019 7:45:44 am PST

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point is that Christianity was always America’s default religion and non-practitioners were hesitant to speak out against any manifestation of a semi-state religion until people like Madeline Murray O’Hare, who was demonized as some sort of anti-American extremist for simply demanding that we observe the tenets of our Constitution.

I think that’s a different matter all together. FWIW I’m glad O’Hare was there to protest prayer in school. In fact, even though I’m not religious at all myself, I think you can make a very religious based argument against forced prayer in the sense that prayer should be personal and individual and not forced. A prayer isn’t any good if it’s forced. I liked the line Bill shared from his church on confession: All are welcome to confess, some need it more than others, but no one must. Finding the answers to the great theological questions that face us really should be individual and not coerced at all.