State prayers

A number of states will be endorsing prayer today. I believe I heard about this awhile ago, perhaps even made a post on it, but it had slipped my mind until I saw a status update on Facebook. Now, as I’ve pointed out here before, Christians love to cherry-pick the parts of the Bible they quote, usually grabbing something from the Gospels. (Funny how they ignore the evils of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, huh?) But thanks to a post at The A-Unicornist, we can all play these selective games. From Matthew 6:5-6:

5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Problem, Christians?

3 Responses

  1. This entire fiasco has backfired on Perry of Texas. Only a couple of the 50 governors are showing up and the sold only a few thousand tickets out of the 70,000+ available. Even the Texas loonies don’t buy in to his bullshit n

  2. Sorry, I see the whole thing as a none issue.

    We have no state religion. No one is being compelled to pray. I also presume that the other governors have states to run, and rightly don’t give a damn what Perry is doing.

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