Christmas meal prayer time...oh what fun!
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26-12-2011, 12:32 PM
RE: Christmas meal prayer time...oh what fun!
I'm the lone atheist in my family so I usually just go along with prayers (it's not just Christmas for me, it's every night). A couple nights ago, though, I started eating before prayers and my dad told me to stop. After prayers I took a bite and said, "You're right, holy food tastes so much better."
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26-12-2011, 12:35 PM
RE: Christmas meal prayer time...oh what fun!
(26-12-2011 12:32 PM)Ben Wrote:  I'm the lone atheist in my family so I usually just go along with prayers (it's not just Christmas for me, it's every night). A couple nights ago, though, I started eating before prayers and my dad told me to stop. After prayers I took a bite and said, "You're right, holy food tastes so much better."

If I am a guest then good manners dictate that I silently go along with the host/hostess saying grace. If I'm asked to lead it, I politely decline.

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26-12-2011, 10:41 PM
RE: Christmas meal prayer time...oh what fun!
I'm pretty immune to the meal prayer, since my father is a devote Christian who demanded we listened to his prayers before we ate, anything basically. He even made us give grace for a hotdog at a stand for crying out loud
In fact, last summer I went to a dessert restaurant with my family and he made us give grace for our sundaes Undecided

So really, at this point, I just stay quite and let him do his things during the holidays. Unless I'm being forced to say a prayer, I don't really care. As a kid, he tried to force me to do so, but he gave up that battle a long time ago
(26-12-2011 12:35 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(26-12-2011 12:32 PM)Ben Wrote:  I'm the lone atheist in my family so I usually just go along with prayers (it's not just Christmas for me, it's every night). A couple nights ago, though, I started eating before prayers and my dad told me to stop. After prayers I took a bite and said, "You're right, holy food tastes so much better."

If I am a guest then good manners dictate that I silently go along with the host/hostess saying grace. If I'm asked to lead it, I politely decline.

Yep, I feel the same way. Your home, your rules

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