Subject: Re: Thoughts and Prayers
"Con Reeder, unhyphenated American"<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Some on the left mock "thoughts and prayers". Of course, they know
> nothing of prayer, but they'll mock it anyway.
> Anyone who does know anything about prayer knows the the main
> beneficiary of prayer is the person doing the praying. Sure, believers
> do believe that the power of prayer works by summoning power to help
> others, but no one would say that it is an on-demand magic bullet that
> operates like a command to God. Very few believe in a God that finds
> the faithful parking places.
> And to show that it works, guess who *isn't* out shooting up churches,
> concerts, and softball games? Guess who isn't tackling U.S. Senators
> in fits of partisan rage? People who pray.
> The people doing the above have mostly been leftist atheists, or
> perhaps Muslims who contaminate their own prayers by praying for Jews
> and infidels to die. Scalise shooter? Leftie nut. Las Vegas guy? No
> faith of any kind. Sutherland Springs shooter? Outspoken atheist and
> leftie. Tackler of Rand Paul? Rabid leftie and atheist. New York truck
> killer? Muslim praying for death to others. Etc, etc, etc.
In other words those who cannot admit to themselves
that there are forces stronger than themselves, even
in the presence of incontrovertible evidence.