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June 11, 2004 3:38 PM   Subscribe

Pray For Reason is a call to Americans of all religions and belief systems who want to see their country's policies at home and abroad based on facts, history, and reasonable thought processes.
My favorite: Dear God (in all your forms), protect us from those humans among us who wish to direct the destiny of the world for their own gain. Bring them humility, compassion and enlightenment, and allow them to see the interconnection of all beings. (Or bring down upon them a rain of burning rocks, whichever strikes your fancy.) Amen
posted by amberglow (10 comments total)

 
bring down upon them a rain of burning rocks, whichever strikes your fancy.

Hmm. I thought Hollywood and paleontologists did that.

But hey, other than that, this is pretty much how I pray every day.
posted by namespan at 3:42 PM on June 11, 2004


Whew. All of us atheists can safely mock BOTH sides of this debate.
posted by davidmsc at 4:01 PM on June 11, 2004


anytime, david--glad to be of service : >

I was really surprised that so many people are praying for Bush every day. (glurge/nausea warning for that link)
posted by amberglow at 4:08 PM on June 11, 2004


There will never be peace so long as more than one religion exists.
posted by WLW at 4:56 PM on June 11, 2004


There will never be peace so long as one religion exists.
posted by scarabic at 8:09 PM on June 11, 2004


There will never be peace so long as 0 religions exist.

Here's the perl code:

if($humanThoughtCultureEtc =~ m/([:religion:])*/)
{
$peace = 0;
}
else
{
$peace = 1;
}
posted by namespan at 8:48 PM on June 11, 2004


The universe doesn't have use strict;? I don't believe it.
posted by fvw at 9:51 PM on June 11, 2004


Speaking of religions....

A new religious coalition, including a bishop of President George W. Bush's church, has purchased airtime on Arab television expressing sorrow for abuses committed by U.S. soldiers against Iraqi prisoners and calling the actions "sinful and systemic."

"As Americans of faith, we express our deep sorrow at abuses committed in Iraqi prisons," the ad says. "We stand in solidarity with all those in Iraq and everywhere who demand justice and human dignity."


The irony....
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 12:23 AM on June 12, 2004


Pray For Reason is a call to Americans of all religions

Too bad reason & religion are mutually exclusive.
posted by wfrgms at 10:32 AM on June 12, 2004


Praying for reason is like writing about music.
posted by kindall at 11:16 AM on June 12, 2004


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