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Hindu to Open Senate with Prayer

So, I get this "alert" from the AFA. By everything that's holy, I have no idea how I wound up on their list. They send this horrified email, screeching about how we need to stop this now!! They beg me to go to this link and send an email to my Senator telling them how horrified I am....

I'm a little surprised they still open with prayer, all things considered. You know, the whole separation of church and state. Though, I can honestly say that it doesn't bother me. Particularly if they are opening the "tolerance gates" on the dam of people's thought process. Hell, take time and let an Agnostic/Atheist give a little talk, even. Everyone deserves this inherent right...to believe as their hearts and souls dictate...even when that dictate is non-belief.

Can you see where this is going?

I thought you could.

Yup, I clicked on that little link.

And, I sent an email (that will not be read, I'm sure) to my Senator.

And....this is what it said:

Dear Senator,

I am strongly encouraged in the U.S. Senate’s decision to invite a Hindu to open the session with prayer.

I am uplifted by the broadening of American minds to accept the reality that other religions exist in concert with Christianity and that every man, woman and child on this planet has an inherent right to their religion.

In a time of great disappointment for choices made by our leadership - I am grateful that there is this one bright spot. Tolerance of religious beliefs - it's what so many of our forefathers sought when they came to this land; and, it touches me deeply to see that this one, small step is being taken to acknowledge that not all of the hopes of our forefathers were in vain.

There is hope for this nation when one, small step like this can be made. Maybe they are baby steps - and maybe they won't counteract the giant leaps in other directions that teeter us on the edge of totalitarianism. However, the hope that one, small light in the darkness can bring is phenomenal.

We are one people. We are one nation. Our differences should strengthen us, not weaken us...and the Senate's ability to acknowledge this and support it - it makes this one American very thankful.