...thinks this (too) is a terrible use of prayer.
Posting from an alt because I live on the buckle of the Bible Belt and would get professional flack for this tweet, but my HS baseball coach led us in the Lord’s Prayer before every game. Technically “optional” (like pre-season workouts) but intense peer pressure to participate.— 1000 Hamberders (@hamberders) June 27, 2022
The “Our Father,” after all, is a prayer of humility. It’s a prayer offered voluntarily, not under compulsion. It isn’t “magic words,” that compel salvation or piety. Spoken outside a community of faith they may not even make sense. Spoken within one they may mean one thing to one community, something else to another. The universality of the King James Version can make it just sounds. I mean, who uses “art” as a form of the “to be” verb anymore? Is it the words that matter? Or what they mean? The former explanation is just magical thinking; the latter is much closer to wisdom. But "what they mean" depends on what they are, doesn't it?
We're invited to believe that the coercive elements of prayer by school officials is a bug, not a feature.— AnyAndAllThingsHat (@Popehat) June 27, 2022
Instead, you should pray like this:Our Father in the heavens,your name be revered.Impose your imperial rule,enact your will on earth as you have in heaven.Provide us with the bread we need for the day.Forgive our debts,to the extent that we have forgiven those in debt to us.And please don't subject us to test after test,but rescue us from the evil one.
Allthough I will say it's my understanding Islamic prayer is either corporate or private, and seldom, if ever, done on the 50 yard line of a football field, after calling TV stations to come watch.
this is also what conservatives mean by "all men are created equal" https://t.co/iuREHSonyM— Sen. Lemon Gogurt (I - Podcastia) (@Ugarles) June 28, 2022