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I see that the a Council has dropped references to God from the prayer with which it opens meetings, under pressure from secularist campaigners.

For as long as anyone can remember, councillors in Gloucestershire have stood up for a brief prayer before their meetings get under way. But when three agnostic and atheist members staged a protest against the historic practice by remaining seated, the chairman decided something must be done to retain council unity. So he hit upon an apparently ingenious solution: from now on, the prayer would still be said – but with all references to God removed. So rather than asking “may He give us wisdom to carry out our duties …”, the chairman now states “may we find the wisdom …” – and the “prayer” still ends with the chairman leading other members in saying “amen”

And this is how we concede our traditions, our values … inane concessions to “offended” minorities.  If the godless do not want to hear references to God that is fine. They can take themselves off elsewhere for the minute or so that it takes. But to compromise by holding a prayer and removing God from it seems quite….sinful.

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8 thoughts on “NO PLACE FOR GOD….

  1. Interesting issues. I would think that so long as people aren’t compelled to join in the prayer that it really shouldn’t be that big a deal.

  2. Judging by the Icelandic investments of Gloucestershire council, god wasn’t listening anyway.

  3. Mahons,
    I wonder how many of these same “champions of free thinking” would react if a majority of the newly elected council were Muslims, and they rolled out the prayer mats to ask Allah for wisdom…. 😉

  4. Great reply to Mohammed (Allah Akbar) Mahons, Agit8ed.

    It’s scary to think you’re observation is 100% correct.

  5. Eddie,
    It seems to me that so many of these free thinker/agnostic/God haters, go missing when a devout believer able and willing to wield a sword challenges their position…
    I don’t believe in religious violence, but I notice the guys on here who attack “people of faith” are very selective when choosing their targets.. 😉
    It’s the Christians who tend to be in the line of fire -not the guys who’d burn you as soon as look at you.

  6. hey mahons I picked that tune just for you, I know how much you love that band…lol

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