I recieved a comment - and I published it because I think that it is important to allow people their views. It was shuffled to past pages. I only wish that when people decide to comment they have the courage to do so, and not anonymously.
So here is what Anonymous wrote regarding the Opening Candle Lighting Ceremony
For the candle lighting ceremony you are asked to make an alter with an icon of the world and burn candles for all the world religions known and unknown. They ask you to “invoke the presence of the prophets and masters who brought those teachings of Truth into form.” What you are really doing is summoning spirits and worshipping fake gods/goddesses and the world. This is of satan! They trick people into thinking it is about world peace but there will be no peace until the Lord returns.
I'm sorry that your Lord has abandoned you - my "lord" is in every petal that blossoms forth, in every breath and every tear, in chidrens laughter, in every being, in every day, in every night, in every sunrise and sunset, in ALL forms of prayer and meditation.
For today, you will be in my thoughts and prayers that you can see and know Peace.
For today, you will be in my thoughts and prayers that you can know Trust.
For today, you will be in my thoughts and prayers that you can know Love.