Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Senate is Not a Church

We our a pluralistic society with religious freedom for all. Christians who have mixed Christianity with politics better understand the difference between church and state. In a nation made up of many different religions, why wouldn't a Hindu pray in the Senate?

Three people were arrested Thursday after staging a noisy protest as a Hindu chaplain read the opening prayer at the US Senate, branding his appearance an "abomination."

US Capitol Police said the protestors, apparently Christian religious activists, were ejected from the chamber and charged with an unlawful disruption of Congress.

As Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed started to recite his prayer, one protestor was heard chanting "Lord Jesus, forgive us father for allowing a prayer which is an abomination in your sight.

"You are the one, true living God."
There's nothing sacred about the Senate, it's no more an abomination than if the Hindu prayed in his temple. Do these people brake into Hindu temples screaming that their prayers are an abomination to God?

Though most Christians understand that the kingdom of God is not of this world, they act as if we are living in a theocracy. They have intertwined politics and religion so much that they have a hard time understanding the difference.

Here's the video: