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(US Congress)   U.S. Government calls for citizens to pray and fast so God will help win the war   ( divider line
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2003-03-27 10:38:50 AM  
Church and state need to be SEPERATE damnit, otherwise the crusade's will begin again.
2003-03-27 10:39:11 AM  
I'm hungry already from the fasting
2003-03-27 10:39:34 AM  
Seperation of chuch and shiate.
2003-03-27 10:39:48 AM  
I did NOT put that apostrophe there damnit!
2003-03-27 10:39:52 AM  
No thanks, Congress. Get back to important business, please.
2003-03-27 10:40:12 AM  
Oh, man is this gonna become law? Because if it is I'll be damned if I have to, by law, fast and pray for anything.

2003-03-27 10:40:43 AM  
Jebus told me he no like wars.
2003-03-27 10:40:55 AM  
George Bush - "My god can kick your gods ass!"

Have a nice day!
2003-03-27 10:41:04 AM  
Is this a joke? When did Congress go all Taliban/Islamic on us?
2003-03-27 10:41:10 AM  
We should have a National Bevets Day.
2003-03-27 10:41:12 AM  
This has nothing to do with seperation of church and state. The government just cannot promote a single religion.

But this is total farking bollocks. Waste of tax payer money (like so many?.......)
2003-03-27 10:41:15 AM  
Church | State
2003-03-27 10:41:22 AM  
i can't pray any faster!
oh, wait, i get it.
2003-03-27 10:41:30 AM  
I'm going to purposely eat even more today and praise Allah for the infidels
2003-03-27 10:41:39 AM  
I'm praying that my spam stops... fast.
2003-03-27 10:41:39 AM  
every one of these co-sponsors needs to be slapped:

Rep Aderholt, Robert B. - 3/20/2003 [AL-4]
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham - 3/20/2003 [SC-3]
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. - 3/20/2003 [MD-6]
Rep Beauprez, Bob - 3/20/2003 [CO-7]
Rep Bishop, Rob - 3/20/2003 [UT-1]
Rep Boozman, John - 3/25/2003 [AR-3]
Rep Brown, Corrine - 3/20/2003 [FL-3]
Rep Burton, Dan - 3/26/2003 [IN-5]
Rep Carter, John R. - 3/25/2003 [TX-31]
Rep Davis, Jo Ann - 3/20/2003 [VA-1]
Rep DeMint, Jim - 3/26/2003 [SC-4]
Rep Gingrey, Phil - 3/20/2003 [GA-11]
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. - 3/20/2003 [VA-5]
Rep Hayes, Robin - 3/20/2003 [NC-8]
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. - 3/20/2003 [NC-3]
Rep King, Steve - 3/20/2003 [IA-5]
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. - 3/20/2003 [IL-16]
Rep Miller, Jeff - 3/20/2003 [FL-1]
Rep Myrick, Sue - 3/20/2003 [NC-9]
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. - 3/20/2003 [PA-16]
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana - 3/20/2003 [FL-18]
Rep Ryun, Jim - 3/20/2003 [KS-2]
Rep Souder, Mark E. - 3/20/2003 [IN-3]
Rep Terry, Lee - 3/20/2003 [NE-2]
Rep Tiahrt, Todd - 3/20/2003 [KS-4]
Rep Weldon, Dave - 3/20/2003 [FL-15]
2003-03-27 10:41:40 AM  
When the House began the French bashing, I thought, well it can't get any uglier than that.

I was wrong.
2003-03-27 10:41:49 AM  
I suffer humiliation quite often. But a national day to recognize that? I'm for it!
2003-03-27 10:42:00 AM  
Who Would Jesus Bomb
2003-03-27 10:42:06 AM  
Luckily, this is being submitted by just a few congressional asshats, and would not pass unless hell froze over, and is thus not SCARY.
2003-03-27 10:42:15 AM  

Religious war? When did this happen.
2003-03-27 10:42:19 AM  
Mr. AKIN (for himself, Mr. GOODE, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mr. HAYES, Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. BEAUPREZ, Ms. CORRINE BROWN of Florida, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. PITTS, Mr. RYUN of Kansas, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. GINGREY, Mr. TERRY, and Mr. SOUDER) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform

Some members of the US Government call for citizens to pray and fast so God will help win the war.
2003-03-27 10:42:32 AM  
to seek guidance from God to achieve a greater understanding of our own failings...

such a day would certainly benefit our congress.
2003-03-27 10:42:49 AM  
What is going on over there in the States? Is your whole government going nuts?
2003-03-27 10:42:58 AM  
In case anyone was wondering, probably everyone has already seen the Mark Twain prayer thing.
2003-03-27 10:43:09 AM  
Absofarkinglutely ridiculous.
2003-03-27 10:43:15 AM  
The House are a bunch of morons.
2003-03-27 10:43:21 AM  
I call bogus on this article.
2003-03-27 10:43:26 AM  
Just don't do it in the schools.
2003-03-27 10:43:36 AM  
Where's Mark Twain when you need him?

/html illiterate
2003-03-27 10:43:45 AM  
this is VERY disturbing.

i think that we should all light up a sliff and listen to Led Zeppelin.

if that's not solidarity, then i don't know what is.
2003-03-27 10:43:47 AM  
Does this include Slim-fast? I'm already doing that, so I should be good to go.
2003-03-27 10:43:51 AM  
also - it amazes me that we are most hostile to the biblical areas of the world.

Did I say amazes? I meant to say amuses...
2003-03-27 10:43:53 AM  
If I was God I'd be like "fight your own damn wars you pussies, I'm havin' a beer"
2003-03-27 10:44:12 AM  
2003-03-27 10:44:27 AM  
Holy shiat. Next they're going to be calling on the Super Friends.
2003-03-27 10:44:35 AM  
I am going to beat on my head with a hatchet to atone for my sines.
2003-03-27 10:44:46 AM  
keep pushing it, farking cro-magnon sky godders.

The harder you pull the pendulum, the harder its going to swing back.
2003-03-27 10:44:55 AM  
HA HA HA HA HA HAHAAHAHHAAHAHA A oh farking christ that hurts. This country rocks! I never thought I'd live to see america get as stupid publicly as I knew it was privately. George Bush has got his rope man, he's so got his rope...
2003-03-27 10:45:02 AM  
You wacky colonials. What will you think of next?

/waits for Blair to try the same thing
2003-03-27 10:45:17 AM  
RTFA. It's not so "God will help win the war". It's so...

(A) to observe the day as a time of prayer and fasting;

(B) to seek guidance from God to achieve a greater understanding of our own failings and to learn how we can do better in our everyday activities; and

(C) to gain resolve in meeting the challenges that confront our Nation.

None of these things is bad IMO. Don't believe in God? Don't do it. However, a large part of the country does, so leave them alone. If you don't want to pray, don't.

Godless heathens. Probably not even circumcised.
2003-03-27 10:45:18 AM  
This is just a resolution and has no real bearing on anything. It's just a way for these jackasses to get their name in the paper and look good to their fundi constituents. If you want, you can write your state rep or Congressman and they'll draft up a resolution commemorating your grandfather's 75th birthday.
2003-03-27 10:45:24 AM  
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Google Image Search for fasting.
2003-03-27 10:45:25 AM  
No way is it going to become law. Don't you remember the guy who tried to prevent the pledge from being said in school because it said "under God"? Whoa boy, thank God that didn't go through. Whoops, I said God in this post. Hope he doesn't come after me, citing seperation of God and Fark.

Besides, I think the prayer and fast day is just a suggestion. I have a feeling that everyone who believes in prayer is already praying everyday for our troops and even those tricky Iraqis. Heh, tricky Iraqi. I like it!
2003-03-27 10:45:29 AM  
I like it.
2003-03-27 10:45:39 AM  
Prayer? How is that gonna end the war?
Fasting? More does that end war? It'll make it worse because the economy will sink lower.

Way to go Congress, you keep yapping about useless crap, the rest of us will keep dying. Are you sure you didn't want to add something about a payraise to that bill?
2003-03-27 10:45:42 AM  
Damn savages, It doesnt take much inteligence to realize there is "god". Guess it shows how smart people are that are running this country. No wander we're in this mess.
2003-03-27 10:45:58 AM  
I feel physically ill after reading that.
I really hope it's fake.
2003-03-27 10:46:04 AM  
Only if they'll let me pray at school before fasting. And before football games.

Uh, this war will be over before football season, right?

Pray tell...
2003-03-27 10:46:09 AM  
Why would we need to pray and fast to get God to bless us when what we are doing is already God's will???

Manifest destiny forever, man.

Somebody get me a hamburger.
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