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Let us Pray

Posted by Godefroi on July 12, 2007

Multiculturalism and moral equivalency got another shot in the arm today in the United States, as a Hindu chaplain was invited to open the U.S. Senate session with the “traditional” prayer.  From OneNewsNow.

A Hindu chaplain from Nevada was shouted down before and during his prayer to open up the U.S. Senate this morning.

History was made in the Senate today. “Let us pray. We meditate on the transcendental glory of the deity supreme who is inside the heart of the Earth, inside the life of the sky, and inside the soul of the heaven.”

Those were the words of a chaplain with the Indian Association of Northern Nevada, Rajan Zed, who delivered the first Hindu prayer ever on the floor of the U.S. Senate. However, that prayer did not go off without a hitch. As Zed was approaching the podium to speak, a man in the gallery interrupted the ceremony and had to be escorted out of the chamber by the sergeant-at-arms.

When the Hindu chaplain finally began to speak, there was yet another interruption, this time from two women in the gallery. Both interruptions, which included references to scriptures found in the Bible, were eventually silenced.

Zed, who was noticeably shaken by the loud shouts from the gallery, then proceeded to give his prayer, which included a pantheistic view of God.

The intro was good, I suppose, since God is in all things and contains all things. However, the offering to pantheism was absolutely inappropriate in a building that has the words “In God We Trust” etched in stone.

It’s unfortunate that our government has taken to overtures of appeasement in order to bolster America’s image as a country of tolerance. As mentioned before, the first colony here was formed primarily with the idea of propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the comments on the news site reminds us of the basis for the prayer that is part of the Congressional day.

The source for having prayer to open the business of both the House and Senate comes from the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The gridlock from opposing views as to how the country would be governed nearly scuttled the convention. The solution came from Benjamin Franklin, who declared that the Holy Scriptures (meaning the Christian Bible) stated that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain. He pointedly reminded those assembled that they had prayed often during the Revolutionary War, beseeching Almighty God for aid against their common foe of Great Britain. He noted that the Lord repeatedly answered those prayers. Therefore, he proposed that they should open their sessions with prayers to their ‘Powerful Friend’, seeking His help to create the framework for their new government. Which is why they did so as of the next morning. 3 weeks later, the Great Compromise was reached which created the Congress as it now is. It is also interesting to note that the US Supreme Court, when approached by a lawsuit under the guise of ‘separation of church and State’, ruled that they had no standing to rule on the practise [sic] of such prayer, since it was in place before the Constitution existed. That is why the public purse pays for the 2 chaplains to do their job. The Founding Fathers of this country never intended to pray to any God other than the God of Heaven as revealed in the Christian Scriptures.

Regardless of what the PC masses would have us believe, the United States has, from her conception, been a Christian nation. Jefferson’s letter to one scared Christian congregation notwithstanding, in which the famous “wall of separation” phrase was written, or his letter to the Barbary pirates regarding our esteem for “Mahometans”, studying the majority of the writings of these great men (the founders) leads one to the inescapable conclusion that they believed in the God of the Bible, and that they thought the Bible was indispensable as a tool for leadership, and that the religious freedom envisioned was with respect to the various Christian sects…that is, there would be no official Anglican church here like in England.  Unanimously?  No…but overwhelmingly.  Jefferson himself undertook a study of the Bible to ascertain which words REALLY belonged to Jesus versus which were merely ascribed to him (which obviously presupposes the reality of Jesus’ existence).

Once, our house was built on the Rock.  We’re moving it out onto the sand…and a flood is coming.

So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a [p]sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.  And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.  And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.  And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell–and great and complete was the fall of it.

                    Matthew 7:24-27


2 Responses to “Let us Pray”

  1. Vinay said

    I do not see how the report could factually state “which included a pantheistic view of God”. I read the prayer’s transcipt and find nothing pantheistic about it.

    Hinduism is NOT a pantheistic religion. It is monotheistic. I would know – I have read the scriptures.

  2. Godefroi said


    That’s interesting…I wonder how the writer got such an impression. I admit I have not read the transcript, though I would like to – where did you find it?

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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