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(WUSA9)   Latest way to mess with people's minds: pray in the aisle during an airplane flight. Downside: Being handcuffed and arrested for disorderly conduct   (wusa9.com) divider line 45
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2012-11-09 11:21:35 AM  
What is praying?
 
2012-11-09 11:23:29 AM  
TSA hates God.
 
2012-11-09 11:23:58 AM  
You will also get unwanted attention if you prey on the airplane.
 
2012-11-09 11:24:12 AM  
He must have been "Muslim-looking." Praying to Jesus is normal even when you do it with strychnine and snakes.
 
2012-11-09 11:24:34 AM  
I thought Schiavo was allowed to die already...
 
2012-11-09 11:26:20 AM  
Wouldn't have happened on the old Continental. Those pilots made travel feel safe and secure.
 
2012-11-09 11:27:09 AM  
I kind of feel like all such articles should solely focus on what a big bunch of pussies Americans are.
 
2012-11-09 11:27:54 AM  
The plane made an emergency landing 13 minutes early? Methinks everyone was told to sit down for landing and this guy decided his invisible friend would be pissed if he didn't get his prayer on right this second while the seatbelt sign was on. Cue flight attendants telling him to sit down and the inevitable "why do you hate my religious freedom?" butthurt, and arrestilarity ensues.

And yes, I can totally see Christians pulling this sort of thing if they were convinced that their invisible friend required prayers on strict schedule.
 
2012-11-09 11:27:59 AM  
...some kind of emotional/mental problem...
...religious...
 
2012-11-09 11:28:32 AM  
I pray every time I get on a plane, please let my luggage be on this plane, don't let the pilot be drunk, and no snakes.
 
2012-11-09 11:28:53 AM  
I though the Jeebus lovers prayed AFTER the plane landed

/what has the world become after 9/11?
 
2012-11-09 11:30:07 AM  

cig-mkr: I pray every time I get on a plane, please let my luggage be on this plane, don't let the pilot be drunk, and no snakes.


But what about the bees?
 
2012-11-09 11:30:30 AM  
In other news. LoneStar and Barf were committing a terrorist act in Spaceballs by "Pray to god" "Praying to God"
 
2012-11-09 11:30:47 AM  
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Let's see ... he lives in a culture of fear (terrorists everywhere), is in an airplane (terrorist's favorite target) and believes that he can invoke magical powers of protection by praying.

Of course he's gonna pray.
 
2012-11-09 11:30:57 AM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

To be fair, this is new.
 
2012-11-09 11:31:34 AM  
Thank you god for not putting me on an Airbus.
 
2012-11-09 11:33:02 AM  
What about Alaska Airlines passing out tracts to their passengers? - Warning derpage ahead!

Well, whaddaya expect from the land of Sarah Palin?
 
2012-11-09 11:33:03 AM  
Any word from Omarion?
 
2012-11-09 11:33:24 AM  
What did this prayer entail?
 
2012-11-09 11:34:12 AM  
On one flight I was on across the Atlantic, the Orthodox Jewish man who was sitting beside me got up and went to an emergency exit to pray. It involved bowing his head at the door and touching the handle for some reason. A very nice flight attendant suggested to him that maybe just maybe he was making the other passengers a little bit nervous. He came out of a trance, apologized, and sat down again. I thought that was a great way to handle it.
 
2012-11-09 11:34:53 AM  

uncleacid: Thank you god for not putting me on an Airbus.


Are you the guy that endlessly rants on and on about "scarebus"?? Haven't seen you in a while.
 
2012-11-09 11:36:05 AM  

Agarista: What did this prayer entail


AW'ing.
 
2012-11-09 11:38:09 AM  
I've had something similar happen. Had a gentleman, who I assume is Islamic*, hold up the flight from taking off as he was praying. He'd gone to the back of the plane near the air-waitresses and the shiatters, put his jacket down, and was doing the up and down thing. Head air-waitress kept making an announcement for everyone to get in their seats. He kept praying.

Mildly annoying, but we got wheels up in a reasonable time. I can certainly respect (but not agree with) people who want to pray. However, what I can't accept is when you do it in such a way as to interfere with 100+ other people. It's not like prayer-time magically moved around. You knew when you'd have to go through your ritual. Plan accordingly and don't inconvenience the rest of us.

*Am assuming this due to the ritual performed.
 
2012-11-09 11:39:09 AM  

Agarista: What did this prayer entail?


Being arrested.
 
2012-11-09 11:40:48 AM  
TFA didn't mention his religion, so I actually highly doubt he's Muslim.

/propaganda is tricky
 
2012-11-09 11:53:27 AM  
FTA: "Tweets on this topic speculated that the man experienced some kind of emotional/mental problem."

That's the most succinct summary of religion I've ever seen.
 
2012-11-09 11:54:08 AM  
TheVeryDeadIanMartin:

On one flight I was on across the Atlantic, the Orthodox Jewish man who was sitting beside me got up and went to an emergency exit to pray. It involved bowing his head at the door and touching the handle for some reason.

Probably to steady himself. Encounters with the Divine make some people woozy.
 
2012-11-09 11:55:20 AM  

VoiceOfReason499:

FTA: "Tweets on this topic speculated that the man experienced some kind of emotional/mental problem."

That's the most succinct summary of religion I've ever seen.


This.
 
2012-11-09 11:57:00 AM  
Hail Mary?
 
2012-11-09 12:01:03 PM  
ronaprhys:
It's not like prayer-time magically moved around. You knew when you'd have to go through your ritual. Plan accordingly and don't inconvenience the rest of us.

I'm pretty sure Islam agrees with you. Muslims can skip prayer times and make it up later if necessary, but I don't think "it was mildly inconvenient" is considered a legitimate excuse.
 
2012-11-09 12:01:18 PM  
Tweets on this topic speculated that the man experienced some kind of emotional/mental problem.

Well, duh, he was praying
 
2012-11-09 12:12:20 PM  
I can hear Alan Harper saying "Time and place, honey. Time and place."

images.tvrage.com
 
2012-11-09 12:13:58 PM  
I sat next to a woman who said Hail Marys from when the plane started taxiing until we leveled off.

If I felt the need to pray that much, I probably wouldn't fly, but she didn't get arrested.
 
2012-11-09 12:18:59 PM  
cant people just be farking normal for a few hours?
 
2012-11-09 12:29:06 PM  

aagrajag: ...some kind of emotional/mental problem...


I.e., Christian.

If Jewish or Muslim, they'd be a terrorist.
 
2012-11-09 12:45:03 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 400x225]

To be fair, this is new.


what is happening in this photo?
 
2012-11-09 12:46:55 PM  

ronaprhys: I've had something similar happen. Had a gentleman, who I assume is Islamic*, hold up the flight from taking off as he was praying. He'd gone to the back of the plane near the air-waitresses and the shiatters, put his jacket down, and was doing the up and down thing. Head air-waitress kept making an announcement for everyone to get in their seats. He kept praying.


Maybe the announcement was not being made in a language which he understood.

/Which reminds me, I have to go ask the pilot what is the direction toward Mecca.
//BRB
 
2012-11-09 02:16:39 PM  
Heard what sounded like two fighters fly over at what must have been a low altitude and a pretty high rate of speed (no sonic boom though) last night around 9, they must have been escorting it to the ground.
 
2012-11-09 03:15:19 PM  

GF named my left testicle thundercles: cant people just be farking normal for a few hours?


Sadly, many people consider this normal.
 
2012-11-09 03:22:23 PM  

Captain Darling: The plane made an emergency landing 13 minutes early? Methinks everyone was told to sit down for landing and this guy decided his invisible friend would be pissed if he didn't get his prayer on right this second while the seatbelt sign was on. Cue flight attendants telling him to sit down and the inevitable "why do you hate my religious freedom?" butthurt, and arrestilarity ensues.


Nate Silver?
 
2012-11-09 04:29:54 PM  

No Such Agency: ronaprhys:
It's not like prayer-time magically moved around. You knew when you'd have to go through your ritual. Plan accordingly and don't inconvenience the rest of us.

I'm pretty sure Islam agrees with you. Muslims can skip prayer times and make it up later if necessary, but I don't think "it was mildly inconvenient" is considered a legitimate excuse.


Is that like when my dad used to drive through stop signs and tell me he would stop twice at the next one?
 
2012-11-09 06:11:46 PM  
You know what I get out of the story? This: I make other people nervous all the time. And so they got nervous watching somebody pray? It makes me want to get up and pray right along with him, regardless of whatever faith he was (and I'm gonna guess he wasn't Christian, or "Christian-looking"). I mean, what have I got to lose? You're nervous either way. Might as well go full boat.

/another Friday that did not go well
//no, not well at all
///slashies damn you, slashies slashies slashies
 
2012-11-09 10:23:43 PM  
It's simple. They might as well arrest anyone of some type of religion. It is accepted that sometimes you can pray with your eyes open and your head unbowed. Look out. The guy in the next row on the plane isn't inhaling the waitress with his eyes. He's praying.
 
2012-11-09 10:33:31 PM  
Seriously, I've been on a couple of commercial flights where I might have considered something like this.

/"Aren't we sort of...low? I can read the license plates on the cars..."
//"What...he's running an approach on the FARKING HIGHWAY...WE AREN'T NEAR THE AIRPORT WHAT'S GOING ON"
 
2012-11-10 10:27:47 AM  

fnordfocus: I sat next to a woman who said Hail Marys from when the plane started taxiing until we leveled off.

If I felt the need to pray that much, I probably wouldn't fly, but she didn't get arrested.



Her throwing arm must have been real, real tired.
 
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