Re: Mon. 5/4 Big Show Synopsis
- From: Brady <waterclock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 21:18:17 -0500
R H Draney wrote:
I think it's more a prohibition on making a big show of it...if you happen to be
in a public place and the impulse to pray silently should strike you, go for
it...(don't bow your head and close your eyes if you happen to be driving a
locomotive at the time)....
Yes. So I wonder what the organizers were thinking when they came up with the National Day of Prayer.
They believed in Judeo-Christian prayer -- more so the latter -- and in order to follow the injunction of not making a big show of it, they ... invented an annual date on which people get up in front of crowds to pray?
Ya know, I was just thinking: I'm probably being unfair. The fact is, I don't know what the intentions were of the original organizers.
I don't have a problem with prayer. I don't even have a problem with a privately-organized National Day of Prayer. I do have a problem with right-wing figures (e.g., James Dobson) trying to score cheap political points by attempting to besmirch the President because he wasn't ostentatious enough (in their eyes) in marking the National Day of Prayer. He signed a proclamation, for goodness' sake. Maybe some of them didn't like the fact that the proclamation was so ecumenical.
Than is all. Thank you for listening.
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