National Day of Prayer  

vrec_dawn 39M
854 posts
5/4/2006 4:41 pm

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5/5/2006 5:20 pm

National Day of Prayer

Huh. Who knew we even had one? Not I. I guess public radio is good for something after all.

But honestly, while it's nice to talk about God this and He that, it gets kind of silly to then turn around and say things like "each according to his or her own faith". (Quote taken from Dubya's press release.) Well what happens if my own faith says that god is a woman? Or that there are several gods and goddesses? Or that god is a state of mind? Or that god is a mathematical equasion? Or that god is a flying spaghetti monster? Or that god doesn't exist in any form? I mean, come on, is this not a nation with (supposed) freedom of religion? Or is it just too difficult to say something politically correct like "spend time in communion with whatever you believe in"?

Not that I have anything against people finding their own religions to enjoy. Quite the contrary. I think it's great whenever someone finds something that strikes a chord in their heart and fills them with the kind of joy I've found in my beliefs. But if we're going to push religion from the top of the government down, if government is going to endorse religion, shouldn't it be in a way that supports all religions, including no religion at all? This He stuff only works for a select few of the religions out there.

And while we're at it, do we even think the Christian god would be happy with the way Dubya is running this country? Honestly? All that killing, debt, and destroying the middle class to deepen the pockets of the rich doesn't exactly sound like the left hand of God to me. Where's a rabbi when you need one?

Anywho, enjoy praying (or not praying) to whichever deity(ies) you do (or don't) believe in, on this most sacred of US holidays.

SweetDarlinAngel 39F
2996 posts
5/4/2006 5:12 pm

God points and now I am left wondering if I should take cover before the comments begin to roll in, or if I should just say that at least you are brave enough to stand up and shout! National Prayer Day? My goodness ... I've heard it all now.


bedroomice2003 43M

5/5/2006 1:05 am

"Every time I try to talk to someone, it's "sorry" this and "forgive me" that and "I'm not worthy! It's like those miserable Psalms, they're soooo depressing. Now knock it off!"

Despite Bush being a "born again" Christian and his messianic ego, religion has very little to do with his policies. He's simply courting his political base, namely, the Religious Right. Unfortunately for him, even they are jumping ship because they don't like the idea of "nation building" and "spreading democracy" in Iraq to cover up for our real reasons for being there (especially since claims of WMD have been thoroughly discredited). I guess you can't have it both ways. Bush now has the lowest approval rating in history.

As for religious tolerance and freedom, I'm with you on that one. It's hard to confront extremist theocracies overseas when you're working so hard to create one here at home.

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