Friday, April 16, 2010

My Prayers Have Been Answered!

For years I have doubted the efficacy of prayer. I have read the studies and despite misinterpretations to the contrary there is no evidence that prayer works. Until now, that is. Because today my prayer has been answered.

Yes, I see the inconsistency here. I don’t believe in prayer and yet I pray. So sue me. And what do I pray for? The end of National Prayer Day. And that day has come. Well, almost, sort of.

United States District Court Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled National Prayer Day to be in violation of the Constitution of the United States of America. Halleluiah! This doesn’t mean we can’t have a National Prayer Day only that the national government can’t endorse it. It is the same thing with National Car Rental. You can have it but the government can’t endorse it over Hertz or Avis or some other company.

Anyway, here’s a bit of insider information on Judge Crabb on why she may hate God if she does. I have no idea if this is true, but if Crabb is her maiden name and if she went through grade school with the name Crabb she must have had a miserable time: “Hey, Babs, why so crabb-y?” “Watch out guys, you don’t want to date Barbara. You’ll get crabs for sure, heh, heh, heh.” No wonder she hates God, look at the name he stuck her with. She probably prayed and prayed for a different name and nothing happened, so she went to college and law school and got appointed a judge so she could at long last have her revenge. If you think that is far fetched, remember that B.H. Obama spent decades pretending to be American born so he could become president and destroy this country.

Anyway Justice Crabb-y ruled that a national day of prayer is unconstitutional because the government can’t endorse prayer. Man, what is this country coming to? You can force a person to buy health insurance but you can’t urge them to pray? Does that make sense?

Yes it does. Why? Because it is part of Obama’s plan to insure we all get insurance. Everyone but scientists (except Christian Scientists) knows that prayer is the best insurance. If God wants you to be sick and broke that is God’s business, and insuring yourself against this is the devil’s work. But praying for God not to do this to you is good work and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying health insurance from some corporation. But Obama wants you to buy that insurance because he needs big corporations to fund his other efforts to socialize America so he is working to outlaw prayer, which is the better insurance. If you can’t pray, then you had better buy insurance. So you can see how this works.

I know that Her Honor Babs the Crabby Crabb God-hater didn’t outlaw prayer, but that is where things are going. Soon even impromptu prayers like “God Damn It!” will be against the law.

Why does this upset me? I am, after all, skeptical about prayer. True, but I was looking forward to the food at our local National Prayer Day breakfast. Now I heard that instead of eggs they are serving Crabb cakes. Not kosher. Nothing for me to eat. God damn it!


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Karen said...

Just wanted to leave a note, since you had no comments here, that I enjoy reading all of your posts.

I thank God every day that you write this blog. Oh, wait... I guess that's a prayer, and I really am not one to pray that much! Maybe I pray more than I think I do!

On a different note... I have a pet peeve that I feel like sharing -- whenever I thank my mother-in-law for something, instead of accepting the thanks or saying "you're welcome" she passes it on to God by saying "Thanks be to God." I know it's not much, but it annoys me because if I wanted to thank God, I would. So I feel a little dissed when she passes my gratitude on!

Have a happy day! (maybe that's another type of prayer..??!!)

Carolyne said...

I recently received this email as a forward. The subject was: “This is chilling ...”

The text reads:
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."

In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.

In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA was no longer a Christian nation.

This year President Obama, canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the rouse of "not wanting to offend anyone"

On September 25, 2009 from 4 am until 7 pm, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, beside the White House. There were over 50,000 Muslims that Day in DC.

I guess it doesn't matter if "Christians" are offended by this event - we obviously don't count as "anyone" anymore.

The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian. Especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted they should be annihilated.

This is not a Rumor go to the website to confirm this info:

Pay particular attention to the very bottom of the page: "OUR TIME HAS COME"

I hope that this Information will stir your spirit.

We must pray for our nation, our communities, our families, and especially our children. They are the ones that are going to suffer the most.

If we don't PRAY! May God have Mercy... IN GOD WE TRUST.

Please pass this on, maybe someone, somehow can figure out a way to put America back on the map as it was when we were growing up, a safe place to live and by The Ten Commandments and Pledge of Allegiance.

My Thoughts:
I am not sure about the validity of the information in this email. I am always skeptical of these types of things. And, the email inspired me to wonder...why should just Christians be upset about the cancellation of prayer day? When did prayer become exclusive to Christians? And, as your blog states, we all pray in our various ways. Have you seen this email floating around? It seems to be addressing 2 separate issues –
1. The fear that the United States is a nation of more than just Christians.
2. The relationship between church and state, in this case prayer as a national day.

I see them as 2 different topics. To combine the issues is to confuse both topics and insight continued ignorance instead of meaningful exploration of either topic.