Friday, July 16, 2004

OK, but to Whom is He Speaking?

The headline reads,
"Atheist to Give Invocation at Council Meeting." According to the
story, Councilman John Dingfelder of the Tampa, Florida, City Council
has requested that Michael Harvey, of Atheists of Florida, give the
invocation for the next meeting of the council, to be held July 29th.
Councilman Dingfelder is reported to have said that it is time to give
the atheists a chance. Mr. Harvey has reportedly said that, instead of
calling for divine guidance, he will ask that Tampa's leaders be guided
by logic, reason and science.

Now, I can't think of a single reason why anyone would object to
someone's asking that the leaders of their city be guided by logic,
reason, and science. I just have to ask this, though: When he offers
the invocation making this request on their behalf, to Whom is Mr.
Harvey speaking?