Monday, November 03, 2008

Americans in need of prayer


Don said...

Prayer works as well as republican economic policies.

truepeers said...

If you're an atheist, fine; but don't be a fool. Even if we don't believe in or expect divine intervention, some of us pray because that is a form of conversation that increases human self awareness in a non-egocentric manner and helps girds the loins of faith so that the human individual can act.

The alternative can often be a kind of nihilism. Good luck with that.

Prayer is an anthropological phenomenon; don't be blind to why we are religious beings just because you want to grow beyond one religious form to embrace another kind of relationship to the sacred; all humans are necessarily in some relationship with some kind of sacred. Prayer is about coming to understand and question that relationship.