Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Improving on the Lord's Prayer

The Ontario Legislature has used the Lord's Prayer since who-knows-when. Ontario's present leader, Dalton McGuinty, who is a professing Roman Catholic, wants to get with the times: "I've asked for a parliamentary committee, with representation from each of the parties and the Speaker's involvement as well, to take a look at how we can move beyond the Lord's Prayer to a broader approach that is more inclusive in nature."

Move beyond the Lord's prayer. Think about that. Move beyond the prayer that the Lord Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth, gave his disciples. Move to a broader approach.

He wants "broader"? How about this:

"Dear God, whomever (or whatever) You may be: bless us as we reject the narrow way announced by your (alleged) Son to pursue the broad and easy way of believing "whatever". Not in Christ's name we pray, Amen.

That should do it.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

1 comment:

itsboopchile said...

Well said. These smart people of today probably are thinking of rewriting the whole Bible -for a broader view.
Remember it is the broad way that leads to Hell.
Betty G

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"