Maybe the question is why? Or, “Who asked for this review?”Did D-Mac just wake up one afternoon from a deep slumber and come up with this all on his own? I didn’t even know they said a Prayer, let alone, the Lord’s Prayer.
I find it interesting that the Lord’s Prayer was banished from Ontario public schools by the Ontario government. And they’ve been reciting that cathy prayer ever since. Until now.
And now they are publicly thinking of changing this tradition. Isn’t there more important things to do for McGuinty? Maybe clean up the streets of snow and crime? Maybe work with cities to address uploading and downloading issues.
Actually, maybe banishing prayer from ALL government activities is a good thing. How so? Well, think of the scene from Pulp Fiction where Samuel Jackson’s character recites a passage from the Bible. Remember the one?
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
Then he lays the smackdown – trigger style – on his prey.How does this relate? Is Samuel a good guy just because he recites a prayer before he gets trigger happy? Is he going to heaven? Now think about the Ontario government, or any government, for that matter. Just because they pray before raising taxes doesn’t make them angels.That’s my two cents for today. Now leave me alone while I go and pray.
The path of the righteous man is beset…..