The Sun reports that you can be an ordained Methodist minister and be elected to Congress and not understand the meaning of the word “Amen” concluding Christian prayers.
A democratic congressman has sparked fury after ending a prayer with “amen and awomen”.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, an ordained United Methodist minister from Missouri, also mentioned the Hindu god Brahma while praying at the opening of Congress.
He said: “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and ‘god’ known by many names by many different faiths.”
“Amen and awomen,” he said as he closed the prayer.
Amen comes from Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin, via Greek amēn, from Hebrew ‘āmēn ‘truth, certainty’, and is used adverbially as an expression of agreement. It adopted in the Septuagint as a solemn expression of belief or affirmation.
In so many ways an apt “blessing” for our new world order. If amen means ‘truth, certainty’ then awomen must mean ‘lies and uncertainty’. There it is an in your face FU from your new congress.
Some years ago I saw a movie/show/documentary of the congress at some point a few years after the civil war. For reasons that will be obvious I suspect you could not find that video anywhere and it was probably destroyed. It showed most Southern states had elected blacks to the congress and since they were illiterate and unserious the congress was a farcical comedy with these new congressmen trying to give speeches which only served to highlight their illiteracy.
apparently we missed the words of the prophet-
Cleaver, like nearly all Congressional Democrat hacks and many Republicans, is too stupid to droll without a spotter to keep him from drowning.
Well, He is a Methodist, performing in a House of Ill-Repute, so what can you expect?
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