Mary Anna (12 Feb 2011)
"Andy Rooney and Prayer, Well said! Amen, Amen, Amen"
Andy Rooney and Prayer
Andy Rooney says:
I don't believe in
Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho
song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and
hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of
Life, Liberty or Your
Pursuit of Happiness will not be endangered because someone says
a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big
deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of
Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to
grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from
the game. But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue. Yes, and this
is the United States of America and Canada , countries founded on
Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian
churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you
expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a
football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer
game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping
pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to
And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit.
When in Rome ......
But what about the
Atheists? Is Another Argument. What About Them? Nobody is asking them
to be baptized.
We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humour us for 30 seconds.
If that's asking too
much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom.
Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or
two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can
and cannot do.
I don't think a short
prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.
Christians are just
Sick and Tired of Turning The Other Cheek while our courts strip us
of all our rights.
Our parents and
grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to
Our Bible tells us to
pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are
telling us to cease praying.
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.
The silent majority
has been silent Too Long. It's time we tell that one or two who
scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what
they want. It is time that the majority rules! It's
time we tell them, "You don't have to pray; you don't have to say the
Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend
services that honour Him. That is your right, and we will honour
your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights
away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!"
God bless us one and
all...Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada ,
despite all our faults, We are still the greatest nations of all.
God bless our service
men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.
Let's make 2011 the
year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation
of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home
from all the wars.
Keep looking up.