Saturday, February 18, 2012

What on earth?!?!

Council’s prayers are answered as court ban on worship overturned

"Last week, Bideford Town Council was ordered to cease holding prayers during official proceedings after an atheist former councillor objected that the tradition overlooked non-believers." Am I from this country? I just can't believe what has happened, really !, this article represents actual events?

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6 thoughts on “What on earth?!?!

  • Relevance to HPC?

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  • They can pray for divine intervention to stop a house price crash?

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  • I couldn’t believe it either. I wouldn’t tolerate a civil meeting that had prayers on the agenda, for crying out loud, thats what churches and your personal time are for.

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  • This is new coaliition policy. Hit the ffuck-it button and pray.

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  • The relevance is that while the UK is going broke with a ridiculous housing policy, there are not only nutcases praying at the council but they are also arguing about the merits of that.

    So the existence of this article means that the -real- value of housing in the UK is certainly going down, because we spend over 50% of GDP on this kind of ludicrous administration. If you told this story to a business investor in one of the open capitalist systems what do you think their immediate impression of the UK would be?

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  • dohousescrashinthewoods says:

    Think twice. Who can really know that cutting out faith is not the real lunacy? In a society that is fundamentally losing understanding and tolerance for religion this looks like the attack of neo McCarthyism. I see far more dogma, ridicule and “our ‘faith’ is better than yours” coming out of the secular camp than any religion these days. I’m all for *rational* secularism, (and there are some good secularists, but it’s very subtle).

    Assassinating someone else’s belief in favour of your own is classic religious extremism – and secularists have the nerve to claim to be exempt from it. Who’s the hypocrite? How is this different from a Crusades or Fatwah?

    If secularism is going to behave like a religion, it has no right to demand special treatment.

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