Monday, July 16, 2007

Christians Disrupt Hindu Prayer in Senate

Some Christian activists disrupted the prayer of a Hindu leader while he was giving the opening invocation in the Senate.

Yes, we can tolerate others praying, even if it is to false gods.
No, we are not a Christian nation.
This is not a good witness to Christ, even if their intentions were good.

3 comments:

Gilbert said...

That's crazy. The nice Hindu man looks slightly annoyed. I assume the senate stands for the prayer? If that's the case, it seems simply not standing during the prayer would fulfill God's command to not worship false gods. Right?

Anonymous said...

Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions. - G.K. Chesterton

Marcel said...

Tolerance as Chesterton defined it would mean that there are no convictions. I don't believe that we compromise any of our convictions by allowing someone of another religion to lead prayer for our leaders of a government that is not Christian.

We certainly wouldn't say that JPII didn't have any convictions when he was tolerant of other people's faith as he prayed with them at Assisi twice.