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02-12-2014, 10:52 AM
RE: Asked to Pray
(02-12-2014 10:50 AM)KidCharlemagne1962 Wrote:  The horror, the horror...over seasoned pork chops! Censored

I know right? And they were good cuts too. I can't understand why someone would want to cover up the taste of a good pork chop.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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02-12-2014, 10:53 AM
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(02-12-2014 10:45 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  
(02-12-2014 10:34 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  i am betting he never makes that mistake again. How did the others react?

There was a couple of muffled giggles, then after eating in silence for a minute or two someone got the conversation going. The seven of us enjoyed the meal without further drama. A little anti-climactic, but I guess that's how real life stories go.

I doubt I'll be invited back though.

It was inappropriate and inconsiderate to ask you to say the prayer. Serves him right. He could have asked for a moment of silence for prayer and reflection or skipped it altogether and prayed silently without making a big production of things.

Asshole move on his part.

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02-12-2014, 12:57 PM
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(02-12-2014 10:27 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  So I was at a friends for dinner last night. The person hosting is Christian, but has never been pushy about it...until last night. As we sat down to eat (there were eight people there) my friend suggested that I say grace, since it's my birthday. He knows I'm an atheist.

So I said, "sure!", and proceeded to thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the wonderful meal (it wasn't spaghetti unfortunately), and ask him to heal an extra amputee or two in honor of my birthday.

Needless to say, our host was not amused. He said a very curt grace and ate his meal in silence.

The pork chops were good, but a little over seasoned. Drinking Beverage

Damn. You have balls. I doubt I could have done that.
Whenever people want to pray, I say I have to pee, and ask where the restroom is.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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02-12-2014, 12:58 PM
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When I get asked if I would like to lead grace I just say "no thanks". People have quit asking.
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02-12-2014, 01:45 PM
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(02-12-2014 12:57 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(02-12-2014 10:27 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  So I was at a friends for dinner last night. The person hosting is Christian, but has never been pushy about it...until last night. As we sat down to eat (there were eight people there) my friend suggested that I say grace, since it's my birthday. He knows I'm an atheist.

So I said, "sure!", and proceeded to thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the wonderful meal (it wasn't spaghetti unfortunately), and ask him to heal an extra amputee or two in honor of my birthday.

Needless to say, our host was not amused. He said a very curt grace and ate his meal in silence.

The pork chops were good, but a little over seasoned. Drinking Beverage



Damn. You have balls. I doubt I could have done that.
Whenever people want to pray, I say I have to pee, and ask where the restroom is.

I'm very fortunate that my religious in-laws live 2000 miles away from me but one summer when visiting them a prayer was said during a large family reunion.

I've never prayed in my life so all I do during times like this is look down at my fingernails and inspect them for hangnails and snags. It's totally irreverent.

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Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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02-12-2014, 01:54 PM
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I'm with you. If he knew you're an atheist, he was trying to be a smart ass. He deserved it. Next time, offer to say grace before he asks.
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02-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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Me and my sisters used to "joke pray" sometimes. We'd say stuff like: "Dear god, thanks for the fucking food and bless the shit out of the bitches who made it."

Of course I'd never say this prayer in front of people. But I'd now replace "in jesus name, amen" with "niggas for life, dueces"

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Their thoughts are someone else's opinions,
their lives a mimicry,
their passions a quotation."
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02-12-2014, 02:39 PM
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Act like you misunderstood "pray" for "prey".
Let the hilarity ensue...

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02-12-2014, 03:24 PM
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(02-12-2014 12:58 PM)wazzel Wrote:  When I get asked if I would like to lead grace I just say "no thanks". People have quit asking.

Yeah, I'm the kind of guy who would say "I'm not the praying type.", and leave it at that.
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02-12-2014, 03:43 PM
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I think I'd probably go this route if I was in the situation;

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