I was a little peeved by the benediction during today's Inauguration Ceremony for Barack Obama. Private prayer (though still unhelpful) is fine; but government-organized prayer is just wrong. I hope that in my lifetime this goes away as a standard for these types of events. 

"One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." 

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When the benediction started I pressed the mute button. I didn't time it but it seemed long. I survived by reminding  myself that xians must debase themselves. Often at length.

We evolved from pond scum and some of us have come but a short way. Because politicians need votes, I find it helpful to think of "panderingpolitician" as one word.

And this: One nation, easily divisible by dogma....

Wipe, flush, and consider the task finished.

I doubt any prayers were intended to placate a god, as much as they were to placate this country's Religious Right, who, though they took a severe beating in the election, are still a force not to be underestimated.

According to an NPR report the Republican's are not concerned about WHAT they believe. The problem is just the WAY they are saying it.

DUH!

I is about making a sale, staying in power, and keeping their true believers happy. Sadly it is doubtful that the Democrates are really any different. Sadly it all sounds like a contract with madness.

You will always play to the masses as long as the masses are kept ignorant

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