Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Day of Prayer gets 'toned down'

Today is the National Day of Prayer, a day set aside in prayer for our country; it's a good reminder for all people to pray if they feel so moved, nothing else. Sadly, President Obama has chosen to 'tone down' the day and not to acknowledge it except with the proclamation all presidents have signed since this day first appeared on the horizon.

"It's not his job to tell people to pray," said David Silverman, national spokesperson for the organization American Atheists. Z: Of course, it's well understood that while Mr. Bush acknowledged the Day of Prayer, he never told anybody to pray and no one would have thought obama should, but that's the spin from atheists.....The article goes on to say: But, despite numerous attempts to get a representative from the executive office to attend, "it doesn't appear they are going to fulfill our request," said Becky Armstrong, marketing and media manager of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

Not one representative from this White House deemed it necessary or positive just to show up, just to represent the millions of Americans who do feel prayer is a good and even necessary thing. That's all anybody wanted, a representative to give some awareness. They sure tout other 'awarenesses', don't they.

President Bush did observe it with an event in the East Room, and his father also did; Reagan, too, had events, but this is certainly not something that's necessary to the running of this country. It just seems like THIS LIST merits something? Just one day of the year? Just a nice reminder of the tradition of God in this country, that's all.

"And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me." Psalms 50:15

z

19 comments:

KrisEveland said...

We have a leader who calls himself Christian, but then does everything he can to distance himself from Christianity. Saying that prayer is a good thing is not forcing it on the country, I wish ACLU types and this administration would realize that.

Tom said...

Let's not offend the "other" religions, especially ones that like to cut off the heads of infidels...

Steve Harkonnen said...

I blogged on this too earlier this morning. Just added an additional thingie to it. It's before my recent Labour Party blog post.

Susannah said...

Z~ Thanks for posting on this. I did too.

What Kris said: ask if the President has even gone to church since he took office...not!

Give me a break. Maybe I'll go to my friend, the atheist's, blog today & see if he is celebrating...

Brooke said...

Wha?!? "Reverend" Wright wasn't invited to lead a prayer?

Truly, this is a shame, but no surprise.

mksviews said...

Don't you know Z, to the Christianity-fearing left, people praying is like the same as whipping them all into church. Yeah, that's really how piss-weak they are.

shoprat said...

It is because being against Capitalism, imperialism, etc is nothing but an excuse for the left. Christianity, as defined by the writings of the New Testament is the true target of their destructive plans.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Here's a shocker. Why is it democrats are only religious when there is an election on the horizon?

DaBlade said...

great post Z... brings to mind some questions. Why did Obama return the bust of Winston Churchill to England? Was it to redecorate, as his handlers stated? Or was it because he was punishing Britain for his muslim Kenyan grandfather's treatment? Was he really to busy to pray today, or was he punishing the bittr clingers for not worshipping at his unholy altar? Hmmm. It can't be that Obama is a viciously mean and vindictive man.

Gayle said...

I read that Clinton didn't honor it either, Z. Who's surprised!

Susannah said...

"It can't be that Obama is a viciously mean and vindictive man."

Yep~ My friend Sandy says that Obama is the man w/ a "silver tongue & a black heart."

Actually, Gayle, in my research for posting on this, I read that Clinton did 'low profile' observances of Nat'l Day of Prayer. So at least he did something.

Joe said...

If President BO is a Christian, then Jesus was wrong about who and what His followers should be.

What did we expect from a guy who told Muslims that we don't consider ourselves to be a Chrsitian nation?

Wonder what "we" he was talking about?

Z said...

All good (and scary) points.

Joe, I forgot that and it's so relevant....."WE ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION"..Obama.

Did you see my link? EVERY STATE mentioning God? Oh, I forgot! That's just a DEIST nation, right? NONE of our forefathers believed in the CHRISTIAN GOD, just "SOME god"...they must have been into Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed, etc...you know, John Adams, Ben Franklin, all those hippie types in search of inner peace!? (as if)

Chuck said...

Not even a little shocked

Pat Jenkins said...

as arrogant as the left claimed bush to be, a lack of acknowledgment in a greater being could be no better example of ARROGANCE!!!!

cube said...

I'm not at all surprised. BO can do whatever he likes and not one negative peep will be uttered by the subserviant press corps. BO is truly a cypher. We don't know what is in his past OR in his heart, but don't think Christianity plays a big role in it.

I guess Rev. Wright was too busy hating this week to help with the festivites?

frasypoo said...

Hi Z
Time for the rest of us praying folks to step up the praying.Shows how much our country needs it
frasypoo

Susannah said...

Oh yes, Fras, i JUST posted on this VERY THING! Beth Moore said some very specific things about this yesterday...I'm so encouraged to see you commenting the same thing I just posted!

wow...

Zack R said...

But Z-- B.O. is just being Progressive, trying to break out of that olde-fashioned, antiquated hobby called religion. God and especially Christian religiosity are part of earlier centuries, the worldview of hopelessly unenlightened minds of the past like Mozart, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Churchill, Einstein, Washington, Lincoln (insert every other great historical figure here)...