"O God of our Many Understandings"


That’s the way homosexual Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson began yesterday’s prayer at the opening inaugural event for President-elect Obama. Here’s the whole thing, on a site called “Episcopal Cafe”:

Gene Robinson’s Prayer for President-Elect Obama

Some of the sentiments that the good bishop expresses aren’t too shabby at all, but if one begins a prayer that way, doesn’t it pretty much render everything else in that “prayer” a huge pile of steaming…rotten cabbage?

Therefore, I hereby give public permission to any and all readers, that in the event I am ever heard to begin a prayer with the words, “O God of our many understandings”, you do hereby have not only permission, but encouragement, to shoot me on sight.



  1. Laurie on January 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I’m sorry, I can’t bring myself to read that prayer. The smell of rotten cabbage nauseates me. I feel that from here on out, the spiritual climate in this country is going to be very hard on my stomach; it’s bad enough you can’t watch TV anymore without seeing a gay character on practically every show, within the next few years they will permeate every area of our lives.

    Guess I better stock up on Pepto-Bismol.

  2. Derlin on January 20, 2009 at 1:39 am

    I was confused at first, then I noticed the “our”.

    “O God of Many Understandings” suggests God understands our state of being, and I wouldn’t have any problem with it.
    “O God of our Many Understandings” suggests our many interpretations of God are all equally valid. I can’t agree with that. I may not be right in my interpretation of God, but they surely can’t all be right!

  3. Byron on January 20, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Yeah, you got it, Derlin.

  4. Laurie on January 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I guess,then,that Bishop Robinson wouldn’t have a problem with Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, the Miami pastor who teaches that the devil, hell and sin don’t exist, prayer is a waste of time, and the 10 Commandments are irrelevant. He told people he was the reincarnation of Paul, then he said he was Jesus. Now he says he’s the Anti-Christ, who, he says, is not the devil, he’s the being who replaces Jesus on earth. He has 666 tatooed on his arm and his followers are following suit.

    Hey, he just has a different understanding of God than we do.

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