anyone, in my mind, can kneel down and pray to their God in the street if they like, or play their traditional music, or refer to holidays as theirs...but in the same, I'm only asking that people show us the same respect for our views and beliefs...I don't want to take anything away from anyone...if you or your children are offended by prayer, then don't listen...but, in the same, don't take our beliefs away from us, simply because you don't believe...and I'm not referring to anyone who has been kind enough to contribute their thougthts in this thread...I'm referring to the whole nation...
we are the People, and we need to remember, to be more respectful of one another...regardless the word...the words are my belief..., the Christmas pagents in schools are tradition...if a parent prefers their child not participate, then that should be respected, but, in the same, don't take the pagent away, or the words away, or the 10 commandments off the walls...and if you want to chant, speak in tongues, or not believe at all, so be it...but don't take away my spiritual belief is what I'm trying to impress and preserve. And yes, I know, those beliefs are still out there and practiced...but, in the same, there are people who are trying to take it away. If we're a diverse nation, and a diverse workplace, then no one has the right to correct my verbage as long as I'm not being disrestful or vulgar. And my belief is certainly not vulgar. You say Holiday, I say Christmas...again, some like vanilla, some like chocolate...just b/c you feel one way and I feel another, doesn't say, your right and I'm wrong, and I'm not saying I'm right and your wrong in your belief...just allow me mine, yanno?