March 15, 2020

"There is nothing wrong with Godly principles...."

106 comments:

Temujin said...

This cannot stand.

Sebastian said...

By the way, I'm seeing a very diverse team. What say you, Dems?

Fernandistein said...

Garner up those viruses and store them in a pyramid.

jim said...

We are?

rcocean said...

Insert David French Criticism.

David Begley said...

The Left hates Christians and Jews and liberal Christians and Jews are useful idiots.

Andrew said...

I haven't yet today, but yes, I will pray for the country, which I sometimes do anyway in addition to my personal prayers.

I wonder what the Democrats would think about FDR proclaiming national prayer. (I think he did but can't remember.) At the very least FDR wasn't hostile to faith. Of course Lincoln called for prayer and fasting.

General Patton's weather prayer - now that was a prayer. Effective too.

jim said...

Seriously, is anybody actually criticizing this?

Something tells me this guy just made it up.

traditionalguy said...

DJT and Dr.Carson are in a long line of American leaders asking for community fasting and intercessory prayers. It started with William Bradford went on through Abraham Lincoln and included FDR on D-Day. And guess what? Their prayers were answered.

Lurker21 said...

Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer

traditionalguy said...

NB: all of the aforesaid leaders were from the Calvinist Reformation heritage where faith was not considered a waste of time.

Iman said...

I got holes in both my shoes
But that don’t bother me none cuz
I got the hunker down blues

William said...

I saw an interesting statistic: The public approves of the Federal handling of the virus at 68%, but only 48% of the public approves of Trump's handling of the virus. There is absolutely no distance between the federal handling and Trump's handling of the virus. They are synonymous. The only difference is how the press reports on Trump and the feds aligned behind him.....They are, of course, eager to find someone on the Trump team who is vulnerable to attack. I guess that person is Ben Carson. He prays on the elderly.

Tommy Duncan said...

This crisis has the potential to expose the real beliefs of the progressives.

Fen's law: "The Left doesn’t really believe in the things they lecture the rest of us about."

Wince said...

Vampires really do hate crosses.

robother said...

Interesting coincidence that this whole shutdown happens during Lent. Social isolation and prayer or meditation is probably more in keeping with the spirit of 40 days in the desert than shambolic giving up of movies or alcohol or chocolate.

etbass said...

Some of FDR's prayer has yet to be answered. But it will be.

victoria said...

I'm a democrat, and a Catholic, and i'm not upset.

I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge.


Vicki from Pasadena

victoria said...

I also think this is wishful thinking on this guy's part. Not true at all. It fits his twisted narrative, but not reality.

Vicki from Pasadena

todd galle said...

How is this newsworthy or controversial? It's been the Christian mantra for over 2000 years, the whole wherever 2 or more are gathered stuff. Our local ELCA synod cancelled services for 2 weeks, how else can you practice your faith? I am stripping wallpaper (and bringing G-d up fairy frequently) and watching MST3K. Jell-O molds in storage for the nonce.

rhhardin said...

Derrida on prayer (listen till 27:45) as an atheist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyOWAcpIaB8&t=418

chickelit said...

victoria said...I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge.

How is "he" less godly than yourself? Be specific ior shut up. To me, you epitomize irrational Trump hatred. But, I'd like to put a finger on the particular elderly white female variant of the virus.

narciso said...

Roman 3:10 and james and a whole host of other passages come to mind.

Darkisland said...

I believe in prayer. I pray every night giving thanks for the blessings God has bestowed on me and my family. I thank him for opening my heart to let him in 30 years ago.

I have mixed feelings about praying for things. Jesus tells us in Matthew that God knows what we need and we should trust him to provide it.

Lots of people, including my wife, take a different view. They might be right. Or not. Who am I to know? I'm just doing the best I can.

I'll simply give thanks for keeping safe thus far and for giving us a government which seems to be helping that happen.

Others should pray in their own way, or not, according to belief.

John Henry

narciso said...

The main portion of our sermon was psalm 90 which was remarkably on point.

Drago said...

victoria: "I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge."

victoria supports unrestricted abortion for any reason.

Discuss.

Drago said...

Remember, Hillary called all Trump supporters not just "deplorables", but in a biblical sense, she also declared them "irredeemable", which of course to a girl raised Methodist like Hillary was, means Hillary has passed judgement upon all Trump supporters as beyond Jesus' salvation.

Because that's the sort of thing a "good Christian" does, declare people beyond Christian salvation.

Right victoria?

Achilles said...

victoria said...
I'm a democrat, and a Catholic, and i'm not upset.

I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge.


Vicki from Pasadena


So you support infanticide and selling aborted baby parts for profit and you say Carson leads a godless life.

O..K...

I'm Full of Soup said...

I got the last two packs of scrapple at my supermarket this morning. The other customers were eyeing up my purchase and asking me why I needed two! I thank God I got out of there safely with my scrapple purchase intact.

Andrew said...

Our church did an online service. It was a good and encouraging message, and it went well (no tech issues, etc.). I've been at this church for 15 years, and it's the first time they ever did this.

The worship team played as well, and the song they sang at the end felt remarkably on point. It was a song of hope and trust. If things do get bad here, as in Italy, this is a good message to remember.

https://youtu.be/jLAboiTG7mo


n.n said...

A lot of people defer to mortal gods and human philosophies with secular incentives. A Twilight faith. A Pro-Choice religion. In Stork They Trust.

robother said...

Victoria (like Pelosi) insists that the not yet human thing be kept comfortable until mother/patient decides...That's what gives them the right to judge others as godless.

Crazy Jane said...

I'm Catholic and so was raised not to judge the religious rectitude of other persons. When people who disdain religion presume to do so, I think, "How would you know?"

Jesus had a name for these people. He called them Pharisees.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

shorter Viki from Pasadena: 'Only leftwing corruption excusing democrats are good Catholics/Christians.'

reader said...

Good heavens...I think I’m trapped in an Eagles song.

You can check out anytime you like
But you can never leave

I'm Full of Soup said...

Vicky from Pasadena is a judgemental liberal hack who never judges the scummy crowd on her side of the political aisle. I bet she would have been one of those eyeing up my scrapple this morning.

n.n said...

a very diverse team.

An incomplete color judgment. It's missing brown, a dearth of yellow, and where's the orange? Albinos? Rich, poor, and other? Old and young? Tall and short. Slim and fat. Obese? Not exactly representative of the population. Two females. Two males. A balance of the sexes, equal and complementary. That's fine, given their positions and qualifications.

Phil 314 said...

“ It smacks to me of pandering.“

Pandering from a politician. I’m shocked, shocked !

Howard said...

The only purpose of the call to prayer is to keep the strong emotional feeling of victimhood alive in god fearful hearts

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
shorter Viki from Pasadena: 'Only leftwing corruption excusing democrats are good Catholics/Christians.'

3/15/20, 1:48 PM

Vicki, the Good Catholic from Pasadena, has no problem with voting for pols who believe in abortion up until the moment of birth.

Vicki, read your Catechism. That's a mortal sin.

Then try removing the plank from your own eye, Pharisee.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Howard said...
The only purpose of the call to prayer is to keep the strong emotional feeling of victimhood alive in god fearful hearts

3/15/20, 1:59 PM

You have no understanding of why people pray.

I feel sorry for you.

Darkisland said...

 I'm Full of Soup said...

I got the last two packs of scrapple at my supermarket this morning

Scrapple A/K/A lips and assholes.

Definitely an acquired taste.

John Henry

todd galle said...

Soup,
Congrats on the scrapple (extra hair??). I'm in central PA but go for pork belly from Karns. Just got 1/8 of a cow for the freezer and have been assigned 'work from home' for 2 weeks, so porterhouse and potatoes seem in the dinner mix. The Commonwealth of PA has also started closing the liquor stores in our eastern counties, so my prudent pre-purchase of Scotch and Gin seems almost clairvoyant. If you're in PA 'Irish Gunpowder Gin' is on sale for $8 off. And yes, I bought more.

I'm Full of Soup said...

John Henry:

I know that is what I've heard. Store was out of bacon and Taylor's Pork Roll. I don't eat the scrapple often - every couple years I'll cook some. Got to die of something right?

J. Farmer said...

I don’t personally believe in prayer, but if brings other people solace why should anyone care?

Howard said...

Please pray for me, Wednesday because if I die from Coronavirus, I won't get into Valhalla.

todd galle said...

I'm also still scraping wallpaper. Sucks to be me. My wife helps by turning up the TV volume so she is not overly disturbed.

Achilles said...

Howard said...
The only purpose of the call to prayer is to keep the strong emotional feeling of victimhood alive in god fearful hearts

Sometimes you post intelligent things.

Then you post something really stupid like this.

It must be the constant humiliation of having to defend globalist policies. All the open borders free trade China sellout is stuff looking pretty silly right now.

tcrosse said...

A foxhole conversion is still a conversion, so it's all good.

todd galle said...

I went to the store and noticed large dairy case emptiness. But I was just getting seltzer, bacon bits, and Gazebo Room salad dressing.

Sebastian said...

The general problem with Godly principles is that they are not prog principles. The specific problem is that they suggest there might be an authoritative Source of principles that challenges the sources of prog principles.

Achilles said...

J. Farmer said...
I don’t personally believe in prayer, but if brings other people solace why should anyone care?


It is just a competing religion lashing out at Christianity.

I'm Full of Soup said...

I note the tweeter you highlighted for this post is Big Dan Rodimer, who is running for Congress in Nevada and is a onetime WWE wrestler. How's that for bringing some well needed culture shock to the current group of beta boys in the House.

tcrosse said...

Yesterday at the Dollar Store the woman behind me in the checkout line, with four gallons of bleach in her cart, was trying to keep six feet distant from everybody. This involved some fancy footwork because nobody was cooperating.
BTW that was the last of the bleach.

roadgeek said...

"...I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge...."

God has always used imperfect vessels to accomplish His will. Trump may be the textbook example.

cf said...

Our central nervous system, our autonomic nervous system, our very cell units, love to rest in the pose of standing heroic, chin up, looking to the hills, and uniting with Most High Creation and the Conscious beneath it all. Those mighty moments we have known of the infinite realities and us in it. Those moments bring out the essential prayerful one within us. brain science knows this. test it. use it.

We witness an age that is somewhat lobotomized spiritually, that part of our brain is marked "Danger! Fool! Do Not Enter!" by the Nietzsche sensor helmet on our modern culture.

But the chunk of flesh and nerves of ourselves deeply knows there is nothing like the sense there is More Good, ever streaming, and we all deserve to have it. High Good. the highest unique and splendid Good that is this rickety body and fevered mind to Do. the Boddhi light, the contract with Isaiah "seek god's frame of mind for perfect prospering peace", the Yogi's contemplations, all seek High Good and find it.

so then, what He said: Do. Do unto others what you would have done to you. Excellent rubric. we can look to ourselves and use that to empower more good in the world, He reminds me. May All be Well. May All Thrive.

In praise to the Source beyond all naming, MIghty infinite yet intimate here and now. streaming now. May All be Well.

A toast to this, with my favorite brand bottle of 21c high ph water, I dedicate my heart to this frame of Mind for all this, a Holy Day, Clink!

narciso said...

see if you agree

Fernandistein said...

I don’t personally believe in prayer, but if brings other people solace why should anyone care?

Indeed - as long as people keep their medieval mental masturbation to themselves it doesn't matter, but it's embarrassing when national "leaders" do it, or advocate it, in public.

Inga said...

Prayers are always good. God doesn’t listen to you more if you’re on the left or the right. For those who don’t believe in a higher power, just send good vibes.

Inga said...

“Yesterday at the Dollar Store the woman behind me in the checkout line, with four gallons of bleach in her cart, was trying to keep six feet distant from everybody. This involved some fancy footwork because nobody was cooperating.
BTW that was the last of the bleach.”

I’m so glad that I got two gallons of bleach two weeks ago when most people here were still of the mind that Covid19 was a figment of the media’s imagination.

Halfway kidding.

Drago said...

Inga: "I’m so glad that I got two gallons of bleach two weeks ago when most people here were still of the mind that Covid19 was a figment of the media’s imagination."

Still pushing the tired debunked lies I see.

I'm not surprised, given your continued belief in the Russia collusion hoax and the really quite pathetic belief Carter Page is a russian spy.

n.n said...

"prayer"... as long as people keep their medieval mental masturbation to themselve

Speech. Rapping, rocking, singing, and clicking. God, gods, mortal gods, or simply narcissistic indulgence.

Inga said...

Drago, why don’t you STFU? Your incessant drumbeat of outrage regarding every partisan issue under the sun is just so out of place in discussions of prayer and Covid 19. I think your life would just screech to a halt if you didn’t have some political issue to blather about.

narciso said...

everyone finds their own idol to worship, the above link was from the time of moses,

narciso said...

its not about vibes, and the left injected politics into it first.

Drago said...

The Very Very Very Forgetful Inga: "Your incessant drumbeat of outrage regarding every partisan issue under the sun is just so out of place in discussions of prayer and Covid 19."
3/15/20, 3:25 PM

Inga: "I’m so glad that I got two gallons of bleach two weeks ago when most people here were still of the mind that Covid19 was a figment of the media’s imagination."
3/15/20, 3:14 PM

Discuss.

Drago said...

The Very Very Very Situational Inga: ""Your incessant drumbeat of outrage regarding every partisan issue under the sun is just so out of place in discussions of prayer and Covid 19."
3/15/20, 3:25 PM

victoria: "I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge."
3/15/20, 12:40 PM

Inga had nothing to say about this lefty post in this very thread.

Discuss.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Inga said...
Drago, why don’t you STFU? Your incessant drumbeat of outrage regarding every partisan issue under the sun is just so out of place in discussions of prayer and Covid 19. I think your life would just screech to a halt if you didn’t have some political issue to blather about.
*****************

Says Inga, our resident leftist Harpy. RIGHT AFTER taking a cheap and inaccurate shot about "most people here". Yeah, that's a real "prayerful" take on the issue.

S N O R T

Drago said...

Russia Collusion Truther Inga: " I think your life would just screech to a halt if you didn’t have some political issue to blather about."

There is zero chance that there will ever come a time when you and Team Left/LLR-left aren't busy pushing transparent hoaxes filled with lies to attack your political opponents.

As you did in this very thread.

Phidippus said...

Soup: I'm with you. They'll have to pry my scrapple out of my cold, dead hands.

Scrapple fans seem to settle into the categories of "neat", "maple syrup/honey" and "mustard". I like my scrapple with honey or maple syrup. How about you?

Separately: The silly buying panic in the stores-- I was in there Saturday at 7:30 AM as I mentioned yesterday, and I saw people acting like the winners on the oldtime game shows where the winner had five minutes to fill his cart with anything he wanted from the store. Guys grabbing 4 or 5 cans of tomatos, armfuls of random dry pasta, etc. I didn't notice if they were out of canned beets and okra but I wouldn't be surprised.

The hot dog department (yeah I eat those too, with ketchup) was empty except for a few of the turkey kind, but there was a lady restocking. She asked me if I wanted beef, I said yes-- and it was my brand, but the short kind. When I asked if she had the bun length ones she looked at me like I was pushing my luck...

They were also sold out of distilled water. People drink that? I just use it to mix developer.

n.n said...

when you and Team Left/LLR-left aren't busy pushing transparent hoaxes filled with lies to attack your political opponents

More than 12 trimesters and still in progress, hoping, changing... The social contagion may be worse than the antigen. Hopefully, rational and reasonable will prevail to mitigate the progress of the former, and people will take rational and reasonable steps to mitigate the progress of the latter. This doesn't need to end with a planned population. That said, some people are at higher risk than others, which is not novel.

rcocean said...

I always stop reading when I see "As an atheist..."

rcocean said...

Other show stoppers:

"As a Mormon,..."
"As a Jew...."

and

"As the son of an immigrant.."

mockturtle said...

Tradguy observes: NB: all of the aforesaid leaders were from the Calvinist Reformation heritage where faith was not considered a waste of time.

Hear! Hear!

Milwaukie guy said...

God Bless America! North and South America and all ships at sea!

mockturtle said...

I'm Full of Soup reports: I got the last two packs of scrapple at my supermarket this morning. The other customers were eyeing up my purchase and asking me why I needed two! I thank God I got out of there safely with my scrapple purchase intact.

My daughter was shopping the other day and located a stray box of Clorox Wipes way up on the top shelf and shoved to the back. She needed a broom to pry it down. Once in her cart, it was guarded with great care through checkout as other shoppers were casting covetous eyes upon it.

Jim at said...

most people here were still of the mind that Covid19 was a figment of the media’s imagination.

Bullshit.

It's the coverage of the coronavirus by your precious media that we're complaining about.

Jim at said...

And telling other people to STFU?
Take your own, damn advice for a change.

Rusty said...

Well. If the history of the religion is any indicator it's never a good indea to annoy the almighty. Tragety ensues. And being a firm beliver in the Holden Caulfield religious persuasion I try not to annoy the almighty. In fact I make every attempt to treat my fellow humans as I might want to be treated providing they have a sense of humor about it. Because. You never know.
Now if I find that bastard that took the last two packages of scrapple all bets are off.

Rusty said...

tragedy.

Unknown said...

Inga has often annoyed me, but recently she has been the local voice of reason and sanity. Yes, I am serious.

Drago said...

Unknown: "Inga has often annoyed me, but recently she has been the local voice of reason and sanity. Yes, I am serious."

Then explain her performance on this thread.

The Godfather said...

St. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst." Under the circumstances, prayer seems like the way to go. If you think it's a waste of your time, then don't bother; just shut up about it.

Inga said...

“Then explain her performance on this thread.”

Explain yours. And oh yes please just shut up with your incessant repetitive political nonsense when much more important things are happening in the world and let people discuss matters that outweigh your political butthurts. You swoop into a thread and try to start some stupid meaningless political tit for tat. For the love of Pete just stop it for a week, a day, eh?

Francisco D said...

Inga has often annoyed me, but recently she has been the local voice of reason and sanity. Yes, I am serious.

Ask her about calculating mortality rates.

Hint: It involves a numerator and a denominator. See if she can use those terms in her reply without cutting and pasting an article that doesn't understand.

Yes. I am serious.

Inga said...

“My daughter was shopping the other day and located a stray box of Clorox Wipes way up on the top shelf and shoved to the back. She needed a broom to pry it down. Once in her cart, it was guarded with great care through checkout as other shoppers were casting covetous eyes upon it.”

What luck! Of all the things I prepared for, I forgot to buy a thermometer. Oh well if I get chills and start coughing, I’m gonna call Ghost Busters, or someone. I doubt that’ll happen though because I’m locked down pretty tight. I’ll have to go rummage through my old nurse stuff and see if I have a thermometer stuck in there somewhere.

Inga said...

“Ask her about calculating mortality rates.

Hint: It involves a numerator and a denominator. See if she can use those terms in her reply without cutting and pasting an article that doesn't understand.’

Hint: it was YOU who didn’t understand and apparently still don’t. There were several other commenters who DID understand my point, but I suppose it was above your head. But that happens when your blood alcohol levels are always high.

I'm Full of Soup said...

Phipiddus:

For me, I either put maple syrup or ketchup on my scrapple. Here in Philly, seems most people use ketchup. I think I learned the syrup or even molasses from my father who was from Schuylkill County, PA.

Michael McNeil said...

Please pray for me, Wednesday because if I die from Coronavirus, I won't get into Valhalla.

There's Howard's problem: he thinks gods should pray to him, rather than him praying to god(s).

As for the day “Wednesday” it's named (like the other days of the week) after a planet (Mercury, we now call it) — which happens to be named after a god — rather than the god itself.

Drago said...

Inga: "Explain yours. And oh yes please just shut up with your incessant repetitive political nonsense when much more important things are happening in the world and let people discuss matters that outweigh your political butthurts"

Inga: "I’m so glad that I got two gallons of bleach two weeks ago when most people here were still of the mind that Covid19 was a figment of the media’s imagination."
3/15/20, 3:14 PM

Discuss.

Drago said...

I always find it interesting when banned commenters tell others to "STFU".

Drago said...

Inga: "Explain yours. And oh yes please just shut up with your incessant repetitive political nonsense when much more important things are happening in the world and let people discuss matters that outweigh your political butthurts"

Filed Under: Things Inga did not write to victoria, the lefty, who wrote this:

"I just think it's funny that a man who can espouse religious principles, yet lead a godless life, can call for a day of prayer. it smacks to me of pandering. Not new for the Cheeto-in-charge."

Drago said...

Just uttered during the democratics debate:

Joe Biden: "We should already be sitting down and planning where we’re going to put these temporary hospitals. And we can do that. We did this before with the coronavirus. I mean, excuse me, we’ve been through this before with, uh, dealing with the viruses that, the N1H1, as well as what happened in Africa."

Hmmmm, I believe we are talking about the H1N1.

Sleepy Joe doing his senility thing again.

William said...

I like old timey hymns sung by Dolly Parton and Allison Krauss. I don't have any religious feelings, but I find comfort in the way they sing them. I don't get as much comfort from the hymns as they do, but I get some. Piety by proxy.....I think faith has been a good part of Ben Carson's life. I can't think of anything cynical or manipulative about his call to prayer. His prayers have the sincerity of a hymn sung by Dolly Parton......I don't have much occasion to go to church. There is a church just off the Engineer's Gate in Central Park. It has a hushed, somber feel. It's an Episcopalian Church I believe. When someone important dies, I sometimes duck in there to say a prayer for them. I think there is a much greater chance of God hearing your prayers if you go to a place where rich Episcopalians pray. Tip to the wise.

Drago said...

William: "I like old timey hymns sung by Dolly Parton and Allison Krauss."

Allison Krauss is a gift and she sounds exactly the same whether its in person or on the radio or, per Joe Biden, on the record player.

Inga said...

“Allison Krauss is a gift and she sounds exactly the same whether its in person or on the radio...”

Oh yay! Something I can agree with you on. I love her gorgeous music. Ghost in this House, The Lucky One, Baby Mine, that Kind of Love, some of my favorites.

Drago said...

Inga: "Oh yay! Something I can agree with you on. I love her gorgeous music. Ghost in this House, The Lucky One, Baby Mine, that Kind of Love, some of my favorites."

Absolutely.

She has that ability to transport the listener.

ken in tx said...

I see Trump as a man who plays President on TV. He does a pretty good job, a better job than I expected. Calling for a National Day of Prayer is a presidential thing to do. What he did before he got the gig, or what he does off camera, does not matter to me any more than what any other TV personality does.

TJM said...

I guess the Dems would rather honor one of their fallen heroes, Andrew Gillum, failed Florida gubernatorial candidate, found naked in a hotel room in Miami, with a gay prostitute, out of his mind on meth. That is certainly better than praying to our Lord

TJM said...

Inga,

I heard that the CDC did a study on why lesbians are fat. Were you part of the study?

TJM said...

victoria,

You are a Demtard, but not a Catholic. So STFU about being catholic. It is highly offensive

Francisco D said...

It has been pretty clear over the last few years that Inga (the Bedpan Commando) is dangerously stupid. However, unless her party takes over, the danger is mostly to herself, now that she has retired. Like a turkey, she is likely to drown in the rain.

Hey Inga,

Can you tell us in your own words what a numerator and a denominator is? How does that apply to mortality rates? An average 5th grader would know without cutting and pasting, but you have not only avoided the question, you have shown yourself to be utterly ignorant and poorly educated.

I have to give her credit. She helps us understand the mentality (or extreme lack thereof) of the feeling Left.

chickelit said...

ken in tx said...I see Trump as a man who plays President on TV. He does a pretty good job, a better job than I expected. Calling for a National Day of Prayer is a presidential thing to do. What he did before he got the gig, or what he does off camera, does not matter to me any more than what any other TV personality does. <--This

Trump is telegenic; Biden is tele-generic while Bernie is tele-geriatric.

Robert Cook said...

"'J. Farmer said...
'I don’t personally believe in prayer, but if brings other people solace why should anyone care?'


"It is just a competing religion lashing out at Christianity."


Why do you assume this? There are many religious faiths in the USA other than Christianity. This is one reason many are wary of government promotion of a day of prayer, as it tends to further the idea that "religion = Christianity" and all other faiths are aberrant, illegitimate, and objectionable.

Achilles said...

Robert Cook said...
"'J. Farmer said...
'I don’t personally believe in prayer, but if brings other people solace why should anyone care?'

"It is just a competing religion lashing out at Christianity."

Why do you assume this?

Because the secularists always focus specifically on Protestant Christianity.

They also pretend they aren’t religious.

Big Mike said...

Please pray for me, Wednesday because if I die from Coronavirus, I won't get into Valhalla.

You probably won’t get into Heaven, either.