Louie Gohmert: Atheists Should Encourage Prayer to Boost National Security
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemingly tied Christianity to U.S. national security during a bizarre speech on the House floor on Thursday, the Huffington Post reported.
“If you were completely areligious, completely atheistic, but you wanted to have a free country, and you wanted to have it safe and protected, then it would sound like, from historical purposes, that it might be a good thing to encourage those who believe in God to keep doing so,” Gohmert said. “Because when a nation’s leaders honor that God, that nation is protected. It’s only when it turns away that it falls.”
So, I should encourage prayer because the entity that I don’t believe in requires it to keep the nation safe? Correct me if I’m wrong, but not too long after the “Second Great Revival”, America became engaged in the Civil War. Over 620,000 people lost their lives during that, or if scaled to todays population, the equiv. of over 6 MILLION People. I’m glad that we were being watched over, who knows how bad it could have been.
More and more I agree with Heinlein on god.
The most ridiculous concept ever perpetrated by H.Sapiens is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of his creations, that he can be persuaded by their prayers, and becomes petulant if he does not receive this flattery. Yet this ridiculous notion, without one real shred of evidence to bolster it, has gone on to found one of the oldest, largest and least productive industries in history. [Robert Heinlein]