August 25, 2011

"May the father of all mercies scatter light and not darkness in our paths..."

"... and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy."

22 comments:

mr said...

Wish I didn't have to subscribe to see the rest of that article....

phx said...

Compare and contrast to the Lord's Prayer.

phx said...

And what mr said

TML said...

Great piece. Quite moving

Tim said...

Pity we've fallen so far.

robinintn said...

Compare with the new age blather above.

John Burgess said...

@mr: Here you go.

edutcher said...

Sorry, John, doesn't work.

But you can get the gist of what George wanted to say.

No Herbert Obama focus group phrases.

Just eloquent English.

deborah said...

mr and phx, if you google the title of the article, or a piece of the text, you can go to the uncut article.

Kylos said...

John, the user must actually click through from google for that to work. It won't work to simply paste the URL you clicked after googling the article.

For those who'd like to read the full article, just google the headline and click on the WSJ link.

deborah said...

John Burgess, I tried to supply the same link, but I think the reader has to do their own googling.

traditionalguy said...

That reminds us that the American experience has always included a stubborn belief in pro-Zionist principles.

The haters of Jews are the weirdos in America.

Common sense is just not easily fooled by a European cult issuing illusions to be used against Jews.

This is one more reason that Obama is probably not a natural American, no matter who arranged a birth certificate for his mother.

lemondog said...

Letter from Moses Seixas with response from G. Washington.

William said...

Washington's language sounds stately and worthy of divine purposes. Whatever the pros and cons of religious belief, growing up with the King James Bible doesn't hamper one's prose style.

Gabriel Hanna said...

George Washington attended church with his wife Martha for many years but was never a formal member of the congregation and did not take communion, unlike his wife. His pastor, John Abercrombie, noticed this and said in a sermon that it sent a poor example when people of high station refused communion. And so George Washington stopped coming altogether.

Whatever his private religious convictions may have been--and it is debated whether he was a Christian or a Deist--he kept them private.

His letter to the synagogue is, I think, the epitome of what religious toleration should be.

ken in sc said...

George Washington's church was Church of England. I read that he was opposed to taking communion in a church headed by King George III.

wv= sarron

Bob_R said...

Our greatest president. No matter how manly our future presidents are it is unlikely they will merit a 555ft white marble penis as their monument. Big George fully deserves it.

Gabriel Hanna said...

@ken in sc:I read that he was opposed to taking communion in a church headed by King George III.

He was President of the US at the time and the Episcopal church was not headed by George III, and hadn't been since 1786.

phx said...

Nice comment Gabriel Hanna.

Carol_Herman said...

Subscriber only. And, I'm not a joiner.

Seems George Washington's letter gets read aloud, annually.

JAL said...

George Washington didn't have a speech or letter writer.

JAL said...

Carol - click on lemondog's link. Or google.

Impressive.