There are times when I wonder about our friends of the Green persuasion because it seems to me that no matter what they miss the big picture in their endless pursuit of protesting about something, anything because no matter what the circumstance or what is going on they constantly miss the point.
Now I’m a life long and unrepentant atheist who thinks that any notion of a supernatural being it just utterly silly, none the less I do think that there is value in some religious rituals even a crotchety old unbeliever like me. I appreciates the sentiments of saying grace before a shared meal. In an uncertain world where so many go hungry what is not to like about being thankful for the food on the table and the fellowship with those who share the good fortune of sustenance? Like wise if you look beyond the content of the Lord’s prayer itself to the greater meaning of the affirmation at the beginning of each sitting of parliament, its to remind members and senators that they are servants of the people and that they should be humble and sincere in their deliberations. Frankly that strikes me as something that the political elite can so easily lose sight of as they play the game of politics. If a prayer to a non existent deity helps them retain their humility and desire to serve the people is that such a bad thing?