Saturday, July 14, 2007

Which one of the 310,000,000 gods is he exactly praying to?
...was this man being a Hinduance or a blessing?



Don't have a "holy cow" just listen and read then leave me your thoughts. Please address all comments to Democratic Senate Majority Leader, Harry Krishna Reid, who was responsible for Zed offering this prayer before the Senate.

Here is more of the prayer which the video does not show:

"Let us pray," Zed began, "We meditate on the transcendental glory of the deity supreme, who is inside the heart of the earth, inside the life of the sky and inside the soul of heaven. May he stimulate and illuminate our minds.

Lead us from the unreal to real, from darkness to light, and from death to immortality. May we be protected together. May we be nourished together. May we work together with great vigor. May our study be enlightening. May no obstacle arise between us.

May the Senators strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world, performing their duties with the welfare of others always in mind. Because by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. May they work carefully and wisely, guided by compassion, and without though for themselves."
WallBuilders president David Barton is questioning why the U.S. government is seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god. Barton points out that
"since Hindus worship multiple gods, the prayer will be completely outside the American paradigm, flying in the face of the American motto "One Nation Under God."

"In Hindu, you have not one God, but many, many, many, many, many gods," the Christian historian explains. "And certainly that was never in the minds of those who did the Constitution, did the Declaration [of Independence] when they talked about Creator -- that's not one that fits here because we don't know which creator we're talking about within the Hindu religion."

Barton says given the fact that Hindus are a tiny constituency of the American public, he questions the motivation of Senate leaders. "This is not a religion that has produced great things in the world," he observes. "You look at India, you look at Nepal -- there's persecution going in both of those countries that is gendered by the religious belief that is present there, and Hindu dominates in both of those countries."
After watching this you might be asking yourself this probing question: "what in the reincarnation is Zed talking about?"

From the 7/11 in Nashville...
Campi
Jeremiah 10

PS - Q - What would George Whitefield say to the founding fathers if this happened in his day?


AND NOW TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK:

if any of us think what this "chaplain" above represents is a peaceful, harmless religion - please take some time to read this powerful report and the other links contained therein. Don't be fooled here folks. The truth is, there are many faithful Christians being persecuted by those of the Hindu faith in India and in other countries around the world.

15 comments:

Willow Walker said...

Campi, do you have a ghost writer or do you come up with this on your own? This is good for a laugh tonight. I appreciate your sense of humor.

cyd said...
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cyd said...

Oh...too funny! I love the noisy Christians in the background and the dumbfounded look on uncle Nandananda's face.

Seriously - Hindu's live in fear of their gods - fear of displeasing them, fear of missing one and therefore angering it; that's why they are often receptive to hearing about Christ...they think they need to add him to their list.

The believers in India risk everything when they come to Christ. But their testimonies are incredibly thrilling!

Carla Rolfe said...

I'd heard about this but being on dial up didn't even bother to try and load the video. I've since been able to watch it (twice) and I just can't believe my ears/eyes.

What in the world were they (whoever let this pagan in the door) thinking to allow such trash to be lifted up as "prayer"??

I know there are all sorts of disagreements on the genuine Christianity of our founding fathers but I can practically guarantee were it possible, they'd be spinning in their graves to know a pagan was not only invited to open the prayer before the senate, but ALLOWED to pray to his false gods.

Not only that, but that the brave folks that shouted out TRUTH about who we are to pray to were essentially silenced.

Absolutely OUTRAGEOUS. I never thought I'd live to see the day. Now that I have, it just makes me sick.

I am however quite grateful that the men and women who interrupted the Hindu prayer had the courage to do so and proclaim the truth. That is only good thing about this.

Color me stunned.

SJ Camp said...

Thanks everyone for your comments so far.

I know the Sgt. at Arms had to keep order in the senate chamber, but I am also glad a few things were shouted out just the same. It may not be the best decorum for a believer in Christ to take (and again, I don't know what denominational suasion the shouters were - hope they were truly believers in the Lord), but at least someone(s) wasn't playing it safe in our politically correct culture.

Refreshing to say the least.
2 Cor. 4:1-7

cyd said...

BTW - the color of the "pajamas" is significant; Orange and Saffron are the colors of Hindu holy men and ascetics who have renounced the world.

Saffron color represents fire, and as impurities are burnt by fire, this color symbolizes purity and represents religious abstinence. Wearing this color symbolizes the quest for light.

Orange symbolizes understanding, warmth, tribal or family love, and spiritual commitment. For Hare Krishna (worshippers of the Vishnu incarnation Krishna), orange means love, innocence, worship, respect.

Orange also is one of the colors of the 7 chakras - which has to do with releasing the energy of inner coiled serpent that sits at the base of your spine for spiritual awakening and achieving inward enlightenment; it's something called Kundalini. And here's the point of it all:

"Realizing the 'I Am' within you".

Reminded me of Genesis 3:5 when that old first serpent lied --
"your eyes will be opened and you will be like God..."

Same lie. Different pajamas.

candyinsierras said...

Not only is it bad enough to claim Harry Reid as being from my state, we also have the Hindu guy, and the new Episcapalian Bishop, Katharine whatever her name is. Sheesh. We used to have a quiet conservative state, except for the atomic bomb testing of course.

Carla Rolfe said...

Cyd:

thanks for that info on the colors of the jammies. I had read about this once before but had forgotten what the colors meant. It's striking to me that false religion always carries with it so much symbolism that the uninformed never even notice.

Candy: and you don't see the connection between the testing site and the other?!
;-)

SJ Camp said...

Candy
Thanks for sharing this...quite a story. I love Indiana - great state. My prayers are with you on the whole Harry Reid thing. I was quite surprised as well.

Carla
I get the connection :-). Very funny.

Cyd
Very helpful. Thank you. Loved the line "same lie; different pajamas."

To the three C's
Keep on and I am blessed to have you comment here.

Steve

SJ Camp said...

FWIW:

I wonder if DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM, PRESIDENT OF INDIA and The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh would support a Christian pastor like Mark Dever or John MacArthur going to India and addressing one of their governing bodies by offering prayers to the Lord Jesus Christ?

Would Harry Reid lobby for such an exchange to occur? Would he be willing to decry the massive persecution of Christians in that country while he is lobbying for their rights in ours?

Just my opinion, I could be wrong,
Campi

PS - It is very disheartening to read the persecution accounts taking place in Nepal and India against Christians. We need to pray for them daily.

Michele Rayburn said...

Cyd (aka C),

That was very interesting and funny!

But did the serpent actually wear pajamas? (Hath God said?) I guess snake skin might count!

Just wanted to keep it biblical, theological *and* historical! :)

In His Love,
"M"

candyinsierras said...

Carla...very funny! :)

cyd said...

While I'm on this Hindu thing --

I spoke with a dear friend of mine today who's husband works with Mission India. She told me this story:

Recently, Hindu radicals kidnapped an Indian pastor, dismembered him, and mailed his body parts all over India in hopes of intimidating and discouraging Christians. However, the exact opposite happened! A well-known "undercover" Christian decided to do something about it and began a petition that said something to the effect of "If you want to come after Christians, here we are, ready to die for the Lord Jesus Christ. But don't touch our pastors."

Thousands of believers gladly signed their names and gave approval for this man to show the petition, names and all, on TV.

Can you imagine that happening in America?

cyd said...
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cyd said...

Carla:

The symbolism is massive. The more I read about this stuff the sicker I felt.

PSALM 96!!


Michele:

True, the serpent did not wear pajamas.

However, I wonder if Eve ever pondered the endless possibilities for snakeskin accessories. ;)