Saturday, July 14, 2007

In Krishna We Trust

This is what happened when Senator Harry Reid invited Rijah Zed, a Hindu priest, to say prayers (or transcendental meditations to the deity supreme) in the US Senate:



This is probably what we have to look forward to in Gordon Brown’s multi-faith Britain. His decision to loosen the ties of the Office of Prime Minister with the Church of England will lead inexorably to demands in Parliament for prayers, meditations, incantations and chants to a host of deities – why should any one be supreme? And why should the deists prevail? Why not have an atheist lead opening prayers? In an age of pluralism and relativism, one should be able to thank Jehovah, Allah, Waheguru, Vishnu, or the Tooth Fairy for everything he/she/it has bestowed. One can then equate a faith built upon a rock with myth built upon rock ‘n’ roll.

Yet it is within the innate humility of Christian understanding to give way and permit this sort of compromise…until an uncompromising, dogmatic, and immovable personality cult moves in under the same pretext, and takes root, and refuses to humbly give way and compromise further…

13 Comments:

Anonymous The recusant said...

The Royal Navy now recognises satanists and allows them to do whatever it is that the do on HM Ships. I can see a Wicker Man outside Westminster in a few years, just after the liturgical dancers bow before the new age pagan gods, who will take the place of Edward Woodward though? Do you think they will give us a referendum?
(I hope Britt Ekland will be there).

I have this image of a saffron decorated cow being led around the Speakers Chair and all the MPs wearing Hindu garlands – Order Order!

14 July 2007 at 10:14  
Anonymous oiznop said...

Why is it that US schools prohibit prayer (and some have been prosecuted for bringing in God), but the Senate can hold prayers? Anyone know?

14 July 2007 at 10:25  
Anonymous Voyager said...

rs? Anyone know?


Supreme Court case 1962 brought by Secularists ......the Supreme Court also says prayers before each session and the Supreme Court Justice administers the Oath on the Bible to the President of The United States.....

Sheer lunacy by the Warren Court

14 July 2007 at 13:35  
Anonymous Voyager said...

BTW - not just prayer...it is not possible to study Theology in a publicly-funded University which is why they have to form private religious universities

14 July 2007 at 13:37  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Prayer

Prayer 2

Prayer 3

Prayer 4

14 July 2007 at 13:42  
Anonymous Soso Dzhugashvili said...

While the convenience of having a state cult no one really believes in anymore presiding over public state and civic ceremonies does recommend itself for the sake of simplicity it might be just as easy for the state to become fully secular and do away with the need for officiating clerics all together - that would certainly reduce the scope for any unwelcome intrusion into public life by scheming cardinals or imams.

14 July 2007 at 15:51  
Anonymous Observer said...

Yes Soso but as an Okhrana Police Spy you would know how Stalinism was so much worse than Tsarism in Russia

14 July 2007 at 18:06  
Anonymous soso dzhugashvili said...

Okhrana spy? Pah, you forget who was really running who comrade. Konspiratsia was the name of the game after all. But you know, 'whoever mentions the past, let him lose his eyes'.

As to the merits of Marxism-Leninism vs the decayed Autocracy, Observer, I don't think it was all as bad as you imply, the kulaks had it coming and anyway you know as the Driver of the Locomotive of History I did rather well out of it, and if I did clearly did proletariat did too.

I am sure that they must have been grateful since they were always carrying my picture aloft during those interminable May Day parades.

Oh by the way, has anyone got some Dunhill Tobacco on them? It is devilishly hard to come by down in the Seventh Circle.

14 July 2007 at 23:50  
Anonymous billy said...

Soso Dzhugashvili said...
While the convenience of having a state cult no one really believes in anymore presiding over public state and civic ceremonies does recommend itself for the sake of simplicity it might be just as easy for the state to become fully secular and do away with the need for officiating clerics all together - that would certainly reduce the scope for any unwelcome intrusion into public life by scheming cardinals or imams.

3:51 PM

I believe, and I know that I am not alone. I am also aware that I am not no one.

15 July 2007 at 00:35  
Blogger ENGLISHMAN said...

You are not alone,billy.Every religion believes that its deity is supreme and one can not regard all religions as equal without undermining the basis for ones own,and it is notable that of all the worlds religions , only Christianity is openly vilified and abused.Our religeon,Christianity has served us well these past ages,and to reject it simply because the alien hordes are intollerant and unruly brings to mind, babies and bathwater.Why should the English people be deprived of the supremacy of thier church in thier own country,if our ways are not to the liking of those of a different persuasion , let them depart,and live as they wish and let us live as we wish as we have every right to do.Yeild to all and very soon you will have nothing to yeild.

15 July 2007 at 11:20  
Anonymous 16words said...

it is within the innate humility of Christian understanding to give way

Is that why they set fire to His Grace?

15 July 2007 at 21:00  
Blogger Tuscan Tony said...

Your Grace, I presume that Gordon Brown will presently be inviting Samuel L Jackson to address the House in his Jedi Knight capacity.

18 July 2007 at 09:41  
Anonymous John Petty said...

USA school children can pray in schools all they want. They may not, however, be forced to listen to a rote prayer. That was banned, and properly so.

Also, it seems to me like the real problem with the Hindi praying in the US Congress is that several hyper-Christians, in a stunning display of bad manners, disrupted the prayer.

18 July 2007 at 22:42  

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