Thursday, December 30, 2010

Atheists Want to be Invited to Prayer Meeting...Why?

I was listening to the news today. I caught a part of the broadcast that said some atheists (in Washington, DC, I think) were angry that a group in the town were having a prayer meeting and they had not been invited. I'm not sure, but I think the broadcast said they were thinking of suing the group.

Perhaps it's just me, but I don't get it. I thought an atheist was someone who believes there is no god. Prayer is communicating with God. Why would an atheist want to go to such a thing? I haven't spoken to these folks, so I don't know what they're thinking, but it kind of sounds like they're being rabble-rousers. Perhaps that's too strong a word, maybe it's more like instigators...I don't know, but it's odd. I mean, this came to the attention of the media. What are they trying to do? Stir up trouble?

My humble advice is this: life is too short, much shorter than you realize. Don't waste it looking for trouble. If you want to go to a prayer meeting, just show up. I doubt the people holding it, will have a problem with that. And if they do, they need to be in prayer, so works out for everyone.



  1. I think every belief system has these people who only get into whatever belief it is so they can be instigators and tell other people what to do. Drives me nuts.

  2. I'm surprised this even made it to the media! 24 hours to fill... not enough stories... maybe this is just my personal thoughts about having 24 hour news networks...??? :)

    You're right - You want to go to a prayer meeting, go! You don't, don't! Easy!

    Happy new year!

  3. I think they want the attention. And I can't believe it made it into the news.

  4. It seems like you are doing a lot of speculation; you don't even have the whole story, right? You don't know where this happened, or what the group was holding the prayers meetings, or anything? I can think of plenty of situations where the atheists would be instigating trouble, but also plenty where they could have legitimate complaints (and even grounds to sue) if they were being excluded from certain functions on religious grounds. Since you don't know what the issue is here, it seems inappropriate to pass judgment.

  5. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left their thoughts. It's good and interesting to hear all sides of the issue. Have a good day...


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