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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    I would just sit there. Just like if I'm at a church for a wedding and people are bowing their heads in prayer. Or when I went to a church service for a friends kid's baptism type of thing, had to sit through some prayers before they got to it (and a few music songs that were good)

    I do have to say, never ate dinner with anybody that said grace
    Same with me, well, not since I was a little kid. I don't know many Christians or otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    sorry.... nope, not a chance. All you have to do is sit politely and let them do their thing.
    That's even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I saw this on a friend's page and my question is for both sides. What do you do during grace if you are an atheist? If you are a Christian, what do you expect of the atheist during prayer?

    As a Christian in my home, I would expect them to at least do whatever we are doing, whether it be bowing head and closing eyes, holding hands, whatever. Of course, with my eyes closed, how would I know what they are doing?

    If I were in an atheist's home I would honor their just digging in, but in my mind I would still say grace. No eyes closed or head bowed, this is between God and I.


    In my household, we grip onto the edge of the table firmly, close our eyes very tightly and chant the words "There is no God, art is dead, nothing is real, enslave or be enslaved, steal or be stolen from, kill or be killed" four times in a row, and then we eat. Our 1-year old doesn't get it yet, he's clueless, but our first born, he's starting to catch on. Proud of him.

    Actually we just hold hands and say something we're feeling thankful for today.
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    Indeed... And check out this piece of history. This is a cropped photo that I took at Sacré-Coeur last summer. The building in the background is Sacré-Coeur itself.
    Barring the graffiti, it's a street sign proclaiming that the street is named for "Chevalier de la Barre." Chevalier is French for "Knight." Look below the name, and you'll see the words "LIBRE PENSEUR." That's French for "Freethinker."
    François-Jean de la Barre was an 18th century French nobleman who was executed (and possibly tortured, accounts vary) for not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession. He is widely regarded a symbol of the victims of Christian religious intolerance.
    And a street adjacent to the most prominently visible Roman-Catholic Church in France was named for him.
    Update: Same shot via Google Street View.
    This is the one that I want to see...I'm a big fan of Gaudi...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Some vegetarians don't eat meat not because they don't like the taste but it is against their moral and or religious beliefs. I doubt there is anyone out there that is a meat eater that has a moral or religious belief not to eat vegetables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I'm an oddball. Holding hands with near-strangers would be a panic attack-inducing thing for me. I'd be happy to sit quietly, but I would resent it if I had not been warned to expect this awkward moment.
    Well, they couldn't be TOO "near-strangers" if you've been accepted an invitation to sit at their dinner table. Yeah, holding hands would be awkward for me, and I'd have to fight the urge to wash my hands again afterwards (or at least use hand sanitizer). But if I'm their guest, then I suppose I'd have to feel a little awkward.

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    I sit silently at the table eventually glance at cleavages and entertain dirty thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    This is the one that I want to see...I'm a big fan of Gaudi...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I saw this on a friend's page and my question is for both sides. What do you do during grace if you are an atheist? If you are a Christian, what do you expect of the atheist during prayer?



    As a Christian in my home, I would expect them to at least do whatever we are doing, whether it be bowing head and closing eyes, holding hands, whatever. Of course, with my eyes closed, how would I know what they are doing?

    If I were in an atheist's home I would honor their just digging in, but in my mind I would still say grace. No eyes closed or head bowed, this is between God and I.


    This Atheist just doesn't dig in. I give thanks for the food that was provided to me by nature, by evolution. Yes, I close my eyes and bow my head. When I'm with family or friends that pray I respect that but give thanks in my own way. Just like you.
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    I'm not an atheist, but I tend to follow the teaching of Chapter 6 of the Book of Matthew in such situations.

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