Polticians And Prayer

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By John Hubbuch

Part of GOP frontrunner Rick Perry's brand is his close relationship with God. That plays well with the base, and who knows , maybe he really is a religious guy. I'm sure Rick believes in the power of intercessionary prayer. In fact, I believe within the last couple of months he had a well-publicized Texas prayer day to get God to drop some rain on the parched Texan farm land.  

Today Texas is ablaze with brush fires that are  pretty much out of control , and have burned up hundrds of houses. If God won't help Governor Perry put out  some  brush fires, then I don't think He is going to help President Perry with all the much worse problems he will face. Except of course for global warming. Perry won't pray on that because he doesn't believe the problem exists. So God won't have to help us on that one. What a relief. 

So the only  reason to support Governor Perry---he has direct line to God---doesn't seem to be true. Too bad.  We need such a candidate.

                                                                                       

Besides I'm not even  sure intercessionary prayer  works. From time to time, I pray that Sarah Palin gets trampled by a moose, but so far  nothing -- not even an animal bite.  My religious friends tell me that you have to pray for the right things. Oh.

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Hate Mail  

Posted: September 9th, 2011 5:40 PM

People who "LOL" at their own jokes need to be round up and shot.

Right from Oak Park  

Posted: September 9th, 2011 10:20 AM

God gives us the greatest gift and that's the right to choose. It's up to the individual what they choose. Politics is man made, and voters are people who hope they vote for the right person just like voting for a change you can believe in. LOL

Carol from Oak Park  

Posted: September 8th, 2011 4:54 PM

There's a somewhat vulgar saying that I will paraphrase as "wish in one hand, spit in the other, and see which one fills up first." You could just as easily substitute "pray" for "wish."

Dave Coulter  

Posted: September 8th, 2011 2:03 PM

The Lord works in mysterious ways alright...

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