Fundie God Dictation Bible: Matthew 6:5-6
This is dedicated to Bideford Town Council, Eric Pickles, Baroness Warsi, and all their fellow travellers who equate religious freedom with permission to enforce corporate prayer in the guise of public service.
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. But if you want to go for the jackpot, try to use your position to coerce other people to join in publicly with your prayers. I’m on performance-related bonuses based on prayer numbers, but there’s no quality control, so if you help out to inflate my results, I’ll be happy to pass on some of the profits. You know I’ve never really cared about sincerity – it’s all about numbers.