The Arizona House of Representatives opens each days session with a prayer and the pledge of allegience. Tuesday, Representative Mendez offered a non-theistic recognition of the shared humanity of all those working. Instead of bowing heads, he encouraged everyone to look around at the other people in the room. He also quoted Carl Sagan, saying, "For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
But some would not let this prattle stand!