Monday, January 21, 2013

We the People don't pray the same way

I am a grump, fine. But you should not ask the whole country to pray "in Jesus' name" at the Inauguration of the President of the US. This is not a country which has an established religion. "In Jesus' name I pray", okay. But not "we".

On the other hand, I suppose he's trying to be Christian for the birthers...

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At 4:47 PM, January 21, 2013 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Inclusiveness apparently doesn't extend to the 20% of non-believing Americans.

At 11:59 AM, January 23, 2013 Blogger Brigid Daull Brockway had this to say...

Yet do you think there's any chance that he's going to convince the nut jobs who have been shrieking about his Islamic conspiracy for the last five years?
And I'd like to point out that when the founding fathers said "Freedom of Religion," they didn't mean "freedom to choose between whatever flavors of Christianity the mob deams acceptable."
And you know, our second president wasn't Christian - he was Unitarian and once said something to the effect that the world would be such a better place without religion. Our third filed the bible under "mythology" in his personal library. He actually took all of the passages of the bible he deemed worthwhile - the result was a pamphlet. James Madison, father of the constituion, was an atheist... yet we don't shriekingly vilify those guys.

At 1:15 PM, January 23, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

No, of course he won't, Brigid. They'll just accuse him of faking it.

And we don't vilify TJ and Madison because the "we" you refer to simply refuse to believe they weren't Christian.


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