Town Hall Meeting Prayer

Posted in Politics, Religion by chamblee54 on May 24, 2013




The issue of public prayer at secular events has been fussed over many times. The Supreme Court is going to hear Town of Greece v. Galloway soon. It deals with whether, or not, Greece NY should open town meetings with a prayer.

Once, a man saw his child get excited when there was a prayer on TV. The kid said that the prayer meant the cartoons would start soon. There was a religious program, before the cartoons. The prayer was at the end of the show, meaning the cartoons were about to start.

That is about what prayers before a public event are worth. Prayer is reduced to a meaningless gesture, when used in this manner. This does not speak well for the custom of prayer.

One superhero is reported to feel the same way. “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Pictures are from Gwinnett County.




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  1. Trigger Warning | Chamblee54 said, on May 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    […] the First Amendment by opening its meetings with prayer that comports with our tradition.” Chamblee54 wrote about Greece, NY last year. The issue of public prayer at secular events has been fussed over many times. The […]

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