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22-11-2012, 10:29 PM
Complaint About Thanksgiving Prayer
Just wanted to rant. At Thanksgiving my Mother in Law makes a big thing about gathering everyone together for prayer, and it's never short and simple, it goes on and on. I just stand there sometimes looking at my shoes, other times just gazing around the room wishing it would end soon.
I can tolerate people praying around me, I don't mind if they want to engage in a little ritual before eating, but damn when it's so long and melodramatic, it just irritates the hell out of me.
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22-11-2012, 10:34 PM
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Yup! Regular prayer doesn't bother me. Preaching prayer does. I hate being talked and told to in regards to religion.
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22-11-2012, 11:36 PM
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We had my mom's pastor and his family over so that meant the prayer was extra special because it came from a Reverend.

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22-11-2012, 11:47 PM
RE: Complaint About Thanksgiving Prayer
(22-11-2012 10:29 PM)JDS Wrote:  Just wanted to rant. At Thanksgiving my Mother in Law makes a big thing about gathering everyone together for prayer, and it's never short and simple, it goes on and on. I just stand there sometimes looking at my shoes, other times just gazing around the room wishing it would end soon.
I can tolerate people praying around me, I don't mind if they want to engage in a little ritual before eating, but damn when it's so long and melodramatic, it just irritates the hell out of me.
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22-11-2012, 11:48 PM
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(22-11-2012 11:36 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  We had my mom's pastor and his family over so that meant the prayer was extra special because it came from a Reverend.

My my...that is special. Is he the one who sacrificed the turkey?
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22-11-2012, 11:48 PM
RE: Complaint About Thanksgiving Prayer
My family broke out the guitars and conga. Apparently they were 'lead by the spirit', someone actually said that. They started singing jesus music, and I fucked right off to my room.

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22-11-2012, 11:56 PM
RE: Complaint About Thanksgiving Prayer
(22-11-2012 10:29 PM)JDS Wrote:  Just wanted to rant. At Thanksgiving my Mother in Law makes a big thing about gathering everyone together for prayer, and it's never short and simple, it goes on and on. I just stand there sometimes looking at my shoes, other times just gazing around the room wishing it would end soon.
I can tolerate people praying around me, I don't mind if they want to engage in a little ritual before eating, but damn when it's so long and melodramatic, it just irritates the hell out of me.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Tongue


lol
I was getting my 1st helping of food when my brother-in law said to his mom and son, what are we grateful for, who wants to say grace? I went in the kitchen and got my drink and the rolls and when they had finished I went back in and said, Im grateful that I missed that. Laughat
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23-11-2012, 12:01 AM
RE: Complaint About Thanksgiving Prayer
(22-11-2012 11:48 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  
(22-11-2012 11:36 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  We had my mom's pastor and his family over so that meant the prayer was extra special because it came from a Reverend.

My my...that is special. Is he the one who sacrificed the turkey?
OHHMYGODPLEASETELLMEHEWASTHEONEWHOSACRIFICEDTHETURKEY!!!
Don't worry. I neutralized him quite easily. For you see, I still hold my own Reverendness, only now I use my power for the will of the Emperor!

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23-11-2012, 12:01 AM
RE: Complaint About Thanksgiving Prayer
There are also other ways to phrase things. I think it's fine, and maybe even good to "count your blessings", not in a religious sense, but
just recognizing that we, (I anyway), are fortunate, and remember that not everyone is as fortunate as we are.

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23-11-2012, 12:03 AM
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(23-11-2012 12:01 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  There are also other ways to phrase things. I think it's fine, and maybe even good to "count your blessings", not in a religious sense, but
just recognizing that we, (I anyway), are fortunate, and remember that not everyone is as fortunate as we are.

One could almost do that...you know...any ol' time of the year.
Almost.

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