Another one bites the dust: Atheist’s protest silences Lord’s Prayer in N.J. town council and rightly so!
For nearly 60 years, the town council here started its meetings by reciting the Lord’s Prayer. Council members felt the passage gave them guidance and inspiration.
That tradition ended recently after the council’s attorney advised members they should heed a request by a resident, an avowed atheist, to stop the practice.
Although I’m a little confused how one becomes an “avowed atheist”. Talk about contradiction of terms! To whom do I address the vows to declare my lack of having a religious/faith based belief. But I guess if you really think about it: the religious types to make their vows to god are just talking to the air anyhow, so I guess it could be the same.
But back on track: there are a number of these residual superstitions left in our society/government/legal system. I think it’s time for a concerted effort to cull them out and then maybe we can hold our heads high when we pour scorn upon countries with sorcery and witch trials. Might as well be sacrificing a chicken before we get down to business! At least the mess of blood, guts and loud noise would be symbolic of the process that follows.