Thanks to ReligionClause for pointing out that for the first time in history, Congress will open with a prayer from a Hindu Chaplain!

According to reports, this will be the first time any Hindu prayer will be delivered in the US Senate since its formation in 1789.

Zed is still to finalize the exact prayer he will deliver, but he is thinking something from Rig Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, dated from around 1,500 BCE; besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He plans to start and end the prayer with “OM”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work. Full text of the prayer will be included in the Congressional Record.


1 Response to “Diversity In Congress?!?!”

  1. 1 Richard Paris

    It seems odd to me that the US Senate is going to throw away over 2oo years of Senate Tradition (American Tradition).

    The majority of the constituents who sent these senators to the represent them and their states were not consulted prior to this. The Founders invoked the Supreme Diety whom they knew as the Judeo-Christian God ( YHVH ) as named in the Bibles they read and studied. It is abundantly clear from all of the early American writings by the Founders, that the invocations were meant and directed to Their God, as they conceived him from the Judeo-Christian Scriptures.

    The earth-quake we all will feel on July 12th 2007 will be from all the Founders and millions of deceased Americans “Rolling in their Graves!”

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