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Ian Almond's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Ian Almond

Ok, so the faithful get to inflict their prayers on the other council members. Time to play them at their own game. Why don't atheists come up with "prayers" of their own? By which I mean some kind of standardised humanist reminder of what we stand for, such as "We call upon all here present to witness that to the best of our knowledge there exists no supernatural entity and that humans have the power to create their own destiny through intelligent discussion and scientific progress.." etc. I"ll leave it to others to fill in the rest of the content, but the point is that if they allow Christian prayers they will have to allow others. At the very least, any resistance to this will openly expose who is really the intolerant party. My guess is that the end result is that the "God"-lovers would have to back off.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:24:26 UTC | #919134