Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hackneyed Crap Yelled Skywards

Of late, Christianists in prayer is sounding like an old record skipping along:

"O God, we are in a battle that is raging for the soul of this nation," the preacher said. "You, O God, have raised up Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin for such a time as this." The preacher went on: "Help them, O God, to strengthen our economy, to keep our taxes and spending low . . . and grant them the privilege of being elected the next president and vice president."
Prayer for low taxes and reduced spending? Forget sufficient, it's necessary to pray for these things? The creator of the universe neeeds to hear budget-hawkish bromides? He can't just tune in to any of the cable chatter channels and get them where everyone else does?

The president and the Congress sort out the budget. Nothing fails like prayer.

(Via Andrew Sullivan)

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