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Nov 19 2012

Ah, theism

In Traverse City, Michigan, there’s been a bit of a kerfluffle over a Veterans Day choir concert at a local church. As mlive.com reports:

[Pastor] David Walls decided to “censor” the concert three weeks ago over the objections of the church’s choir director.

Walls told the paper that the prayer was rejected because the church did not want to offend their congregation and military veterans they planned to honor that day…

Walls told the paper the prayer was “in Arabic, addressed to Allah, with references to Muhammad for an event that was intended to honor veterans.” The prayer was to be led by an Islamic leader from Grand Rapids.

The decision reportedly offended a Traverse City West Senior High student of Muslim faith who was in the choir. On the flip side, an NMC college trustee, Doug Bishop, told the paper he would have been offended at having to observe the prayer.

Somebody should lock Jehovah and Allah in a room to duke it out between themselves so the rest of us can have some peace.

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  1. 1
    davidhart

    “Somebody should lock Jehovah and Allah in a room to duke it out between themselves”

    I think Allen Ginsberg got there already.

  2. 2
    nedchamplain

    The father can’t control his children. I tire of these sibling rivalries. One would think that all would have matured over the centuries. smh.

  3. 3
    Johnny Vector

    Lock them in a room? I thought Jesus and Mo usually just went to a bar.

  4. 4
    Naked Bunny with a Whip

    We wouldn’t want people to go exercising those freedoms that veterans defended, now, would we?

  5. 5
    busterggi

    Oh no, last time they were locked in a room together we got Scientology.

  6. 6
    ilex

    Wait, those are the same god. Is this going to be like Fight Club?

  7. 7
    Crudely Wrott

    Would that the Deeply Religious and Loving Christians and the Evil and Vile Wrong Worshiping Muslims (and any other interested parties of similar or conflicting faith) would emulate the Cats of Kilkenny.

    There once were two cats of Kilkenny
    Each thought there was one cat too many
    So they fought and they fit
    And they scratched and they bit
    ‘Til (excepting their nails
    And the tips of their tails)
    Instead of two cats there weren’t any!

    Sans the battling and self-destructing cats, I’m sure the rest of us could abide with the nails and tips of the tails. Actually, we’re getting some valuable practice lately.

    Now, come on, come on, little kitten nun nun. I haz treet 4 u.

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