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National Anthem Banned at Mennonite College's Sporting Events

Discussion in 'The Furball Forum' started by HerrGlock, Jun 8, 2011.


  1. The Machinist

    The Machinist No Compromise

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  2. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Patron

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    So? Is this a great country or what.

    The Mennonites I know are about as peace-loving as the Amish.

    I can just see them belting out a tune about the rocket's red glare, bombs bursting in air, etc. Not.
     
  3. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    AKA: The losing strategy.
     
  4. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

    They're Amish-Lite. Mennonites broke away from the Amish because they didn't see the harm in using modern technology. Otherwise there's little difference.
     
  5. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    I'm surprised they ever sang the National Anthem. The Mennonites (followers of Anabaptist Menno Simons) have always been pacifistic separatist. They have always defined classic separation of church and state. Mennonites have historically shunned participation in secular civic activities. The Amish (followers of the teachings of Jacob Amman) broke away from them 450 years ago because they felt the Mennonites had compromised with worldliness too much.
     
  6. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    compassionate peacemaking vs. violent thug........let me know how that works out for ya!!!!
     
  7. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet Sláinte !

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    I know where my kids are not going to school.
     
  8. Snowman92D

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    I always heard that every Amish woman's dream was to have two Mennonite. :whistling:
     
  9. okie

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    I grew up a Mennonite. The folk I grew up around I have NO desire to be around ever again. They wasn't kool folk at all:alex::faint:
     
  10. robertoh

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    My Grandson graduated this May from a Mennonite run College,and at the start of the ceremony everyone sang the National Anthem. The National Anthem is not a requirement for any and all public or political functions.
     
  11. Mennonites are Amish wimps who need air conditioning and station wagons.
     
  12. Brucev

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    From experience, Mennonites are fine people. Of course there are exceptions. But from experience, they are fine folks. I do not agree with their not playing the National Anthem. And I do not endorse their particular understanding of pacifism. Compassionate peacemaking would be of limited practical utility for resolving international conflict. But then, armed response has only produced mixed results.
     
  13. RichardB

    RichardB Silver Member

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    "Professor Blosser disputed any notion the college is anti-American.

    “This is not an anti-patriotic thing,” he said. “It does not make us communist just because we take a stand against that particular point of view. As an educated person, I don’t always stand where the government takes a stand.”"

    Their church, their rules is the American way.