Opening prayer ending in Congress stupid

There have been some really stupid things said and done in the Congress of our nation’s capital over the years but ending the opening prayer yesterday with “Amen and Awomen” has to be the all-time winner for stupidity!

Not only was this completely incoherent, it was also etymologically illiterate.

The word “Amen” is of Hebrew origin and can be translated as “verily,” “truly” and “so be it.” The fact that it has the word “men” imbedded in it does not signify gender any more than the almost 2,000 words in the English language that end in “ment,” which also contains the word “men.”

Randolph S. Coon



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