A Triumph for Christian Prayer
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Not many people know this, but our President, George W. Bush, belongs to a small Judean spin off cult that calls themselves Christians. As part of Bush’s inauguration, he has invited two of the clergymen of this cult to speak on its behalf. But someone would try to oppress this minority that consists of only 87% of the country.
George W. Bush, belongs to a small Judean spin off cult that calls themselves Christians.
The name of that someone is Michael Newdow. This intolerant right wing atheist has gone as far as the Supreme Court to try to take away George W. Bush’s religious freedom. Newdow’s Lawyer, Michael Newdow, said the following, “As an atheist, [Newdow] cannot in good conscience attend an exercise where his government forces him to endure religious dogma he finds highly disagreeable.” Last year, Newdow entered the national spotlight when he tried to return the pledge of allegiance to its original form by removing the words “under God”.
If high court decided not to allow the prayer, it would obviously come as quite a shock to Bush. Bush seems almost addicted to prayer. He prays before sleeping, before eating, before giving a speech, and even sometimes before going to the toilet. Bush has prayed on the plane, Air Force One. Bush has prayed in the rain. Bush has prayed while mocking the lockbox. Bush has prayed while shown on Fox. Bush has prayed in the White House. Bush has prayed for Mickey Mouse. He has even been known to pray before praying, just to get himself “in the mood”.
The inauguration will go on as scheduled despite Newdow’s religious bigotry.
Fortunately, the high court has done its job to protect the rights of minorities. Both Judge William Rehnquist and Judge John Paul Stevens denied an emergency injunction request filed by Newdow. So now it seems that the inauguration will go on as scheduled despite Newdow’s religious bigotry. Newdow said that he would drop his plans to go to the inauguration.
But this raised another question for Christians. The ultimate attainment for one of the Christian faith is to reach a place called heaven. The Church is split into many groups, or what they call “dominicans”. Many believe there is only dominican that can help them reach heaven. But, Bush has scheduled a clergyman from two dominicans: one from his father’s church, Episcopalian, and one from his church, Methodist. So which should Christians follow, the father or the son? Fortunately, the Christian holy book offers some guidance, “He that believeth not the Son shall not see life.”