Travis Mayfield Questions Whether Blessings Have A Religious Connotation

Do you like these little polls on Twitter and Facebook? Here’s one from Travis Mayfield, Q13 news anchor, who recently Tweeted that he really wants to wear a dress on his morning newscast. He is currently looking at which style, matching heels, and accessories to wear.



That question is posed by someone that calls himself a journalist. Maybe he never researched the Bible or the dictionary.
Dictionaries define BLESSING this way:
bless·ing
/ˈblesiNG/
noun
God’s favor and protection.
“may God continue to give us his blessing”
Similar:
protection
favor
Opposite:
condemnation
a prayer asking for God’s favor and protection.
“a priest gave a blessing as the ship was launched”

How is blessing not a religious thought, Travis? Maybe in Mayfield’s world. There are those who wish to rewrite history, change names of public buildings and tear down statues. Is there a movement to “cancel” the Christian religion. You bet your life there is.

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4 thoughts on “Travis Mayfield Questions Whether Blessings Have A Religious Connotation

  1. Different peoples and cultures shaped the religious ceremonies surrounding a ship launching. Jews and Christians alike customarily used wine and water as they called upon God to safeguard them at sea. Intercession of the saints and the blessing of the church were asked by Christians. Ship launchings in the Ottoman Empire were accompanied by prayers to Allah, the sacrifice of sheep, and appropriate feasting. The Vikings are said to have offered human sacrifice to appease the angry gods of the northern seas.

    I have never heard one of those who smash the champagne bottle against the ship give a sermon beforehand, but the christening of a ship has become bastardized over the years. As has TV news.

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