I have no idea where this is. I especially have no idea what the people who wasted money on it were thinking. It’s a prayer booth.
I am speechless at the absurdity of it all. This isn’t about ‘communing with god’ or any such nonsense: it’s about having a prominent public prop with a big sign so that everyone around you knows that you are praying — it’s public piety.
It also has instructions. Apparently the people who might use this are so stupid that they wouldn’t be able to figure out the appropriate posture to take while babbling to Jesus.
Those instructions are a bit Orwellian.
This device exists to facilitate and control prayer in public space. Improper use may result in a penalty or fine.
It’s there to control prayer? What? How? And they’re going to impose some kind of legal penalty if you don’t use it exactly as they want? How do you improperly use prayer? I’m picturing the prayer police thumping you with a nightstick if you prayed to the Episcopalian god rather than the Catholic god, or possibly battering you into unconsciousness if you dared to use the prayer booth to talk to Allah.
And then there’s the preemptive assumption that they’re going to get criticized for this silliness:
Please avoid the booth if you are sensitive to or feel threatened by actions that are religious in nature.
Nobody is going to feel “threatened” by this ditzy exhibition, guy. A better warning would be to the users: “Please avoid the booth if you are sensitive to passers-by pointing and laughing at you.”