When Judges And Councillors Makes Fools Of Themselves On Matters Of Religion

February 12, 2012

When Judges And Councillors Makes Fools Of Themselves On Matters Of Religion

Thomas Mathew writes from London: Well, guess what: we’ve been told by a High Court Judge that the common practice in Christian Britain to say prayers at the beginning of a formal local authority county meeting is unlawful, under the Local Government Act of 1972. Mr Justice Ouseley, sitting in London, ruled that under the Act local authorities had no power to start their meetings with a period of reflection as it had nothing to do with the business of the day. The case against Bideford council was launched by former councillor and a devout atheist Clive Bone Members in the summer of 2010, on the ground that he felt embarrassed when prayers were said at formal meetings. Unsurprisingly his case was picked up by the National Secular Society that found the time and the money to persue it through... 

Tony Blair’s Prayer. It’s All About Immunity

May 27, 2011

Tony Blair’s Prayer. It’s All About Immunity

R.F.Wilson writes from Rome: Word has it that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been secretly visiting the Pope, asking him for spiritual guidance. Later that day Mr Blair was overheard praying in St Peter’s Cathedral. This is what he had to say: ‘Dear God, please, please, please let me have a job that provides total immunity from prosecution for war crimes. My enemies are demanding that I stand trial for the war in Iraq and it worries me a lot. I tried, You know I tried to get the job of the European President that would have been just right for me, giving all that wonderful immunity. But that ghastly Sarkozy and that revolting woman Merkel had spoiled everything by appointing that village idiot Van Rompuy instead of me. I beg you, God, let me have some well paid post, with... 

Putin’s Prayer: Dear God, Help Me Make Russia Great Again

August 27, 2010

Putin’s Prayer: Dear God, Help Me Make Russia Great Again

Anton Goryunov writes from Moscow: From the files of the former KGB, known as ‘your friendly FSB’ for the last 15 odd years, comes the secret recording of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s prayer that he performed recently, in his private chapel in his official residence outside Moscow, safe in the belief that no one was listening: Dear God, I really need your help in making Russia great again. Things have not been going well, to be honest. I mean, most of the outside world still thinks that we’re growing stronger by the day and getting that economy moving, but to tell you the truth, outside Moscow it’s a mess. And I mean a real mess. I’d even say things are worse now than they have been in Soviet times. Yes, that’s how bad it is. So it would be great, dear God, if you... 

One Of Our Readers Sends Us His Prayer

May 2, 2010

One Of Our Readers Sends Us His Prayer

Thomas Mathew writes: Our regular reader, Robert, sent us a prayer that he picked up from the web. And we decided to post it. Dear Lord, I know that I haven’t talked to You that much, but this past 12 months You have taken away: my favourite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favourite actress, Farah Fawcett, my favourite musician, Michael Jackson, and my favourite salesman, Billy Mayes. I just wanted to let You know that my favourite politicians are Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. – End – Amen  Read More →