Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church


September 15th, 2009, Promulgated by Choir
Sent to my email account.
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 , a
country 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 Buddha.

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
humor 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 sleep. 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 honor Him. That is your right, and we will
honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going
to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and

God bless us one and all ... Especially those who denounce
Him, God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still
the greatest nation of all. God bless our service men who
are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

Let's make 2009 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.

4 Responses to “Prayer”

  1. Steak says:

    Choir, I got a question for you. When one goes to OLV for a weekday Mass, where do you park? The lot we use on the weekends wants me to pay 3 dollars. That seems a bit high for less than 1 hour. Thanks.

  2. Steak – I park in the lot next to the church (to the right of the church as you face it). They only charge a buck from 11 to 1, I think. This was an agreement worked out between OLV and the parking lot people. Saturday and Sunday it's free.

  3. Jonathan – Thanks. I took out the references to Andy Rooney. Many years ago, Andy Rooney's son, Brian, used to work at the local Democrat and Chronicle as a court reporter.

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