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Atheist Gives Invocation in Greece, NY
WGRZ News (NY), by Kelly Dudzik

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/16/2014 11:38:58 AM

Greece, NY - A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision brought a lot of attention to Western New York Tuesday night. Efforts to maintain separation of church and state took center stage in the Rochester suburb of Greece where an atheist delivered the invocation to open a town board meeting. Dan Courtney, an atheist, did something no one with his beliefs had every done before in Greece when he gave the invocation. He used the Declaration of Independence as his inspiration. "We, as citizens, the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega of our destiny, are not, as the

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Revelations 22:12-13: Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: web, 7/16/2014 11:48:35 AM     (No. 9927241)

We pray to nothing. We believe in nothing. We live and die, and go to nothing.
If the Declaration of Independence is his inspiration, he forgot to include the part that says: "...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/16/2014 12:05:13 PM     (No. 9927270)

How sad to have such an empty life.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/16/2014 12:43:22 PM     (No. 9927348)

But not everyone is sold on Courtney´s message. His history-making invocation drew a single silent protester who says that while he appreciates Courtney´s viewpoint, he believes the prosperity America has experienced is a direct result of God´s guidance.

Only one protest? I would have walked out until it was over.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 7/16/2014 1:37:25 PM     (No. 9927413)

"A fool says in his heart there is no God". Psalm 53:1

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/16/2014 2:28:03 PM     (No. 9927444)

From Wikipedia:
“The term Alpha and Omega comes from the phrase “I am the alpha and the omega” (Koiné Greek: “??? t? ? ?a? t? O”), an appellation of Jesus[2] in the Book of Revelation (verses 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13). The first part of this phrase (“I am the Alpha and Omega”) is first found in Chapter 1 verse 8, and is found in every manuscript of Revelation that has 1v8. Several later manuscripts repeat “I am the Alpha and Omega” in 1v11 too, but it does not receive support here from most of the oldest manuscripts, including the Alexandrine, Sinaitic, and Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus. It is, therefore, omitted in some modern translations. Scholar Robert Young stated, with regard to “I am the Alpha and Omega” in 1v11, that the “oldest [manuscripts] omit” it.[3]”

Thanks, Mr. Courteny for being an atheist who acknowledges the superiority of God!!!!

Not too bright, are you buddy??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: eiobx, 7/16/2014 3:31:08 PM     (No. 9927520)

I wonder if I would have been arrested when I started laughing out loud....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/16/2014 4:48:42 PM     (No. 9927621)

If atheism, i.e. the denial of the existence of a deity, is "religion" then it follows anything qualifies. An invocation might then be a commercial advertisement for the local gentlemen´s club.

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