In Australia, politicians make sense:
A LABOR MP has described parliamentary prayers as an “archaic practice” and a waste of time, angering fellow politicians.
Legislative Council backbencher Ian Hunter wrote a letter to The Advertiser after it was reported he was reading a book during prayers.
“Of course, as an atheist, I don’t say prayers,” he said.
“I see them as just one more example of an archaic practice which wastes the time of MPs.
“However, I am a polite fellow generally, and rather than cause a fuss for my colleagues who may take some comfort in such practices at the commencement of each parliamentary session, I prefer to improve my mind by reading.”
So he lets others pray if they choose but opts to do his own thing. Sounds pretty good to me.
Of course, you can guess what his religious colleagues have to say about this…
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