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06-03-2015, 03:30 PM
Does the bible ban public prayer.
Quote:And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:5-6

So according to this we should be praying in secret. So no public prayer - the bible says so.
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06-03-2015, 04:13 PM
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Someone will come along and tell you that you're taking that out of context. That or they'll twist it until it means the complete opposite.
I don't mind being proven wrong though and hopefully I will be. Nobody wants to hear that shit..
Ok. Maybe we do a little. It would at least be entertaining. Oh well, we'll see.
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06-03-2015, 04:22 PM
RE: Does the bible ban public prayer.
In the Epistle to the Thessalonians, Paul tells them to "Pray without ceasing" -- which, unless you're a hermit, would be hard to do without praying in public sometimes.

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No matter what you want to do, there's a good chance that you can find a Bible verse to support it -- as well as its opposite.
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06-03-2015, 04:34 PM
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(06-03-2015 04:22 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  In the Epistle to the Thessalonians, Paul tells them to "Pray without ceasing" -- which, unless you're a hermit, would be hard to do without praying in public sometimes.

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No matter what you want to do, there's a good chance that you can find a Bible verse to support it -- as well as its opposite.

Cherry picking is the bread and butter of religion. Sure the bible has plenty of contradictions in it, they just abide by the ones that suit their particular needs at that moment.
*This can be changed at any time without notice.*
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06-03-2015, 05:09 PM
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And -- no graven images -(Exodus 20-4) -- but you see all sorts of graven images in Christian churches.......

Every painting, every stained glass, every statue and crucifix with an image of Jesus -- qualifies as a graven image.....

SOMEHOW - they don't have a problem with that...

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The difference between prayer and masturbation - is when a guy is through masturbating - he has something to show for his efforts.
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06-03-2015, 05:46 PM
RE: Does the bible ban public prayer.
(06-03-2015 03:30 PM)thecontemplator Wrote:  
Quote:And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:5-6

So according to this we should be praying in secret. So no public prayer - the bible says so.

Quote:1 Timothy 2:8
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

So, according to this we should be praying in public - the bible says so.

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06-03-2015, 10:26 PM
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And ye who commit sin with your own sexy parts, go forth and display thy sinning for all to see. That the people may see you, and your sinning, for you have sinned, which they will see... Barry - 1:19

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07-03-2015, 10:53 AM
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The bible justifies everything. But all religions do this. Accept the absurdity, you can cherry pick and justify anything.

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07-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Does the bible ban public prayer.
I need to write a php script that answers "Yes" and then later edits it to "No" and back again.
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