So what does an atheist “invocation” sound like?

It happened last night in Greece, NY. You can check it out in the video below.

A summary:

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 great philosopher Immanuel Kant warned, mere means to the ends of another, but we are ends in ourselves,” said Courtney.

Courtney signed up to give the invocation after the Supreme Court’s decision came down in May. He says he represents atheists and non-believers.

“I am honored to be offering an invocation on their behalf and on behalf of all the citizens of the Town of Greece,” said Courtney.

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