Friday, May 08, 2009

Prayer: Public/Private

Hilzoy on Obama's recent decision to not hold a ceremony for the National Day of Prayer, preferring instead to pray in private

I would think that people of faith, in particular, should be wary of politicians holding ceremonial observances of National Prayer Day. For one thing, one's communications with God are intensely personal. If you think of God as a person, and not as a political weapon, the idea of having a ceremony of this kind would be like observing National Have A Serious Talk With Your Spouse Day by having such a talk in front of TV cameras. 

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