I'm not a religious man. I mince no words on the issue. I shy away from titles of Atheist and Agnostic because although I agree with them on most points, they often go off the deep end in converstions.
But in America, it's customary to stand, hold hands, close eyes, and remain silent while the pious offer their words of faith to their God. It's seen as rude and disrespectful, even if you're of a different religion, to not stand in solemn reverence of prayer.
Yet, in the wake of Colin Kaepernick, I have decided to not pretend to show respect for an ideology I have none for. If black, brown, and white people in America can see past the protest and acknowledge the issues Kaepernick is protesting, and even call out the racism underlying the national anthem and the flag, surely they can think just as critically for religion. The Abrahamic religions' histories are soaked in the blood and oppression of nations worldwide.
Who will also sit during prayer?