Bob Pohlmann February 6, 2015 at 8:48 pm
Hello Hank. I could not agree with you more. There is absolutely no reason for this council to allow their religious beliefs to be fostered on citizens. I have always found that those that insist that we follow their beliefs are the biggest hypocrites. We could all name numerous examples of this hypocrisy. I have always believed that those who wear their religion on their sleeve are shallow thinkers. Ken Parker is a very religious man and never once brought those beliefs to council meetings.
Religious beliefs are personal issues. I completely support believers the right to their religion but there is something very strange about this turn of events. It does not speak well of our elected body. This is very short sighted and an insult to all beliefs. Keep it as it was, a moment of silence.
Interestingly enough, our founding fathers established this country from the beliefs of all the great thinking at that time. This included tenets from Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Free thinkers, Agnostics, Atheists, Humanism and others. It was NOT based strictly on Christianity. Anyone who thinks otherwise simply does not understand the thinking of the Founding Fathers and the true history of America.
There is no place at City Council for religious indoctrination. We should honor the true meaning of America and celebrate a separation of church and state.
Which god are we praying to?
The following link lists thousands of gods to pray to:
I want to keep church and state separate, and do not want to see citizens into accepting that this is a Christian Nation or a Christian City. I don’t care which councilmen is connected with this pastor or church, and the fact that any religious clergyman is invited to offer a prayer before the public and city council does not placate me. I do not want to hear from any of them.
This is an issue which the Mayor would love to have develop so that we get preoccupied with putting Christ back in Christmas instead of financial, water, meter, berms, lakes, dirt, drainage, contracts, lack of communication and other city governmental issues. And this is only part of the story. Let’s face it, a person who does not want to pray, or watch another pray, and wants to keep taxes down is not a good person, like someone who does not like apple pie and mothers.
I hope the people who want to pray will do so in the closet as Jesus recommended. Even the YMCA does not offer to make young men better Christians any longer. I hope the people of this city will show their tolerance for those among us who do not want prayer in a public place.
Sincerely – hank springer
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