Religious Controversy at Danville High School Event

Page 8 of Originally Posted by Clyde We had one at Conner in 1981. It was in the gym. I remember the priest from my church being there along with the reverend fr... 151 comments | 7725 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I read a transcript of the prayer said by the girl. What am I missing? What did the blogger get upset about? It seems her argument is that the ceremony should be limited to Christianity.
    That appears to be her argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Ive never heard of this type event until this issue came up. Im not sure why its needed.
    So because you haven't heard of this type of event means they shouldn't have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    So because you haven't heard of this type of event means they shouldn't have one?
    Whats the need for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Whats the need for it?
    I'm guessing to honor graduates in a religious ceremony. There isn't a need for it. The motivation behind it is that people want to do it, they organize it and then plan it and then execute it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I read a transcript of the prayer said by the girl. What am I missing? What did the blogger get upset about? It seems her argument is that the ceremony should be limited to Christianity.
    I'm guessing her biggest complaint wasn't the words said, but rather the first language they were said in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Whats the need for it?
    Again, whats the need for the regular graduation ceremony? It's not like the kids won't get their diploma if principle doesn't hand them a rolled up blank piece of paper and they don't get to throw their hats in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Again, whats the need for the regular graduation ceremony? It's not like the kids won't get their diploma if principle doesn't hand them a rolled up blank piece of paper and they don't get to throw their hats in the air.
    The need is so places like NKU can fill their arena and charge a usage fee, and then not pay their coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Ive never heard of this type event until this issue came up. Im not sure why its needed.
    It's been around since my days in the Medieval Era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I'm guessing her biggest complaint wasn't the words said, but rather the first language they were said in.
    I wonder if the complaint would have been the same if a "cantor" recited a prayer from the Talmud in Hebrew?

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    It's my understanding that this isn't a school sanctioned event, correct?

    Seems to me that would answer the question as to why it's held....Because the students and families that put it on, want it.

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    They are... Allah is just the Arabic word for God. To say that the Muslim God is not the same as the Christian God is also to say that the Jewish God is different, as well. They are all Semitic religions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCHS View Post
    They are... Allah is just the Arabic word for God. To say that the Muslim God is not the same as the Christian God is also to say that the Jewish God is different, as well. They are all Semitic religions.
    Ok, back to my post from two days ago...

    Do Muslims believe in the Holy Trinity? Do they believe in Jesus? Do they believe Jesus was murdered on the cross but arose from the dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    I wonder if the complaint would have been the same if a "cantor" recited a prayer from the Talmud in Hebrew?
    We had this same discussion at lunch yesterday. I'm guessing Hebrew gets an eye-raise, Hindi gets laughed at, and Arabic gets a blog post and Facebook meltdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Ok, back to my post from two days ago...

    Do Muslims believe in the Holy Trinity? Do they believe in Jesus? Do they believe Jesus was murdered on the cross but arose from the dead?
    Just because the way Christians interpret the nature of God is different from Islam and Judaism doesn't mean all three aren't still talking about the same Creator.

    Again, the God of Abraham is the same in all three.

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    Didn't read every comment ( too many pages ) BUT if the muslim student seemed to take any shot at Christianity in her prayer I'd be very disappointed and upset . The speaker is free to express and praise/worship as they please , but that shouldnt include any disrespecting of other religions . Just as I wouldnt expect a Christian to go off on some ramble about why his or her religion is the only true religion . This service was not the time or place for that .

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