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.WallBuilders president David Barton is questioning why the U.S. government is seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god. Barton points out that
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."
"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."After watching this you might be asking yourself this probing question: "what in the reincarnation is Zed talking about?"
"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."
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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.