"At the invitation of the Senate Majority Leader, a Mormon, a Hindu cleric opened a session of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, and three Christians in the visitors' gallery errupted in protest.
"This is an abomination," they shouted as he stood at the chamber's podium."
I'll tell you what is an abomination. That a country of supposedly modern, intelligent, educated people would continue pandering to a buch of superstitious Luddites, regardless of their particular "faith".
We should stop this ridiculous tradition of opening sessions of Senate with any sort of prayer. As a firm believer in the separation of church and state, this has always seemed like a blatant violation of that principal.
People are free to believe whatever supernatural bullshit they want. But that crap has no place in government or rational decision making.
Public policy decisions need to be based on actual, objective, verifiable facts! Not some mistranslated, two thousand year old, shattered clay fragments etched out by semi-literate goat-herders with a pointy stick.
If you are going to spend MY money or put MY CHILD'S life at risk, it better be based because on something you can prove is true and real. Not some belief or principal derived from some fairy tale that you just like believing because it makes you feel are warm and fucking fuzzy.
Your faith should be practiced the same way you masturbate. Do it at home, in private, to whatever kinky or supernatural fantasy trips your trigger, and wash your hands when you are done. Nobody else needs to know about that shit.