1. Jo'Burg South Africa
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    23 Nov '06 11:54
    I watched the show last night, and I was so amazed of how many people praised God when they walked up to the stage.
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    23 Nov '06 12:061 edit
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    I watched the show last night, and I was so amazed of how many people praised God when they walked up to the stage.
    Why were you amazed? A significant number of people are theistic. Didn't you know that?

    Or is it that their actions directly contradict Biblical teaching on not making a public show of prayer?
  3. Jo'Burg South Africa
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    23 Nov '06 12:25
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Why were you amazed? A significant number of people are theistic. Didn't you know that?

    Or is it that their actions directly contradict Biblical teaching on not making a public show of prayer?
    No, you see, what I ment was that cause of the fact that so many are theistic, they were saying "Thank you God" or " Thank you god".

    All where refering to God or to a god. How will anyone know? But the fact is that cause they were using God's name, wouldnt they then refer to the God of the Christians and not any other god?
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    23 Nov '06 12:55
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    No, you see, what I ment was that cause of the fact that so many are theistic, they were saying "Thank you God" or " Thank you god".

    All where refering to God or to a god. How will anyone know? But the fact is that cause they were using God's name, wouldnt they then refer to the God of the Christians and not any other god?
    So you would prefer "Thank you Yahweh"? or "Thank you Christian God"? or "Thank you God, by the way everybody I'm a Christian"?

    You are implying that the purpose of the thanks is to let everyone know your religion and not to actually thank God.
  5. Jo'Burg South Africa
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    23 Nov '06 13:06
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    So you would prefer "Thank you Yahweh"? or "Thank you Christian God"? or "Thank you God, by the way everybody I'm a Christian"?

    You are implying that the purpose of the thanks is to let everyone know your religion and not to actually thank God.
    Why not? Is there something wrong with naming your god?
  6. Donationrwingett
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    23 Nov '06 14:13
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    Why not? Is there something wrong with naming your god?
    Maybe they were thanking Apollo. After all, he IS the god of music. It would only seem appropriate that they would give a shout out to him during a music awards show.
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    23 Nov '06 14:22
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    Why not? Is there something wrong with naming your god?
    If you believe in multiple gods then there is no problem. If you don't then it kind of makes it looks like you are acknowledging the existence of others when you feel you have to specify which one.
    It gets even more hilarious when you realize that 90% of them were almost certainly Christian, Rastafarian, Jewish or Muslim and so would be in fact referring to the same God even if they did use different names.
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    23 Nov '06 15:14
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    I watched the show last night, and I was so amazed of how many people praised God when they walked up to the stage.
    I think the phrase was more derisive than you may think. Along the lines of:
    "Thank GOD (you guys finally got the good sense to recognizing me before I/we turned our efforts toward Christian music), as well as my agent and my mom, and all of the people in the front office of XYZ Corporation."
  9. Standard memberRBHILL
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    24 Nov '06 01:57
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Why were you amazed? A significant number of people are theistic. Didn't you know that?

    Or is it that their actions directly contradict Biblical teaching on not making a public show of prayer?
    Praise is different then prayer.

    God wants you to praise him in public, but it must be from the heart, because God looks at the heart.
  10. Jo'Burg South Africa
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    24 Nov '06 06:09
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Praise is different then prayer.

    God wants you to praise him in public, but it must be from the heart, because God looks at the heart.
    Thanks RBHILL - I totally agree with you
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    24 Nov '06 09:42
    Originally posted by Nicksten
    I watched the show last night, and I was so amazed of how many people praised God when they walked up to the stage.
    Big deal, using the word 'god' as a colloquial term for expressing excitement, thanks, relief, annoyance etc. is habitual in the modern world. It doesn't say anything about a person's beliefs. If anything it likens the word 'god' to the word 'f@~k', since they are used in almost identical phrasology these days. Even as an atheist I use the word 'god' to express a variety of indeterminate emotions without even thinking about it.
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