Moment of Silence

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j.p.
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Moment of Silence

Post by j.p. » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:31 pm

Another brilliant response are fine federal government.

Thanks to the rep from California for walking out on that bullshit.

k.d.
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Re: Moment of Silence

Post by k.d. » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:44 pm

A moment of silence is a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation. Similar to flying a flag at half-mast, a moment of silence is often a gesture of respect, particularly in mourning for those who have died recently or as part of a tragic historical event. Most commonwealth countries call it a minutes silence or a one-minute silence as that is the shortest period of silence that they observe after a tragic event.

Silent prayer, including moments of silence practiced during other group activities, have been practiced by Quakers for more than 300 years. Since silence contains no statements or assumptions concerning beliefs and requires no understanding of language to interpret, it is more easily accepted and used than a spoken prayer or observance when persons of different religious and cultural backgrounds participate together.
from wikipedia
The chink could have made any statement he wanted after showing a sign of respect to the victims.
Ever notice how many of these shootings happen in 'no gun zones'?
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

j.p.
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Re: Moment of Silence

Post by j.p. » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:17 pm

k.d. wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:44 pm
A moment of silence is a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation. Similar to flying a flag at half-mast, a moment of silence is often a gesture of respect, particularly in mourning for those who have died recently or as part of a tragic historical event. Most commonwealth countries call it a minutes silence or a one-minute silence as that is the shortest period of silence that they observe after a tragic event.

Silent prayer, including moments of silence practiced during other group activities, have been practiced by Quakers for more than 300 years. Since silence contains no statements or assumptions concerning beliefs and requires no understanding of language to interpret, it is more easily accepted and used than a spoken prayer or observance when persons of different religious and cultural backgrounds participate together.
from wikipedia
The chink could have made any statement he wanted after showing a sign of respect to the victims.
Ever notice how many of these shootings happen in 'no gun zones'?
Bullshit. The moment of silence was a "washing of their hands". I know a lot of people who died and not a one of them got a congressional moment of silence. Federal ordering of flags flown at half mast is almost as disengenuous.

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Re: Moment of Silence

Post by k.d. » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:42 pm

moment of silence is often a gesture of respect, particularly in mourning for those who have died recently or as part of a tragic historical event

Name people you know who have died under the above definition that weren't shown this recognition.

I don't disagree that many times it is done as a perfunctory courtesy.
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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