Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pray Day

In case you didn’t know, every year since 1952, the President of the United States of America, Inc. has declared May 6th National Prayer Day. Worst. Idea. Ever.

“If the Gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish for they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.” – Epicurus, Greek philosopher, BC 341-270

Love me some Greek philosophy. And EZ-E has a point there.

Think about it. If the Invisible Man in the Sky REALLY answered prayers, Catholic priests could still have NAMBLA sex and no one would know about it, Sarah Palin would be President and every team would win the Super Bowl every year. Not. Gonna. Happen.

C’mon…deep down, everyone knows prayer is about as effective as voodoo. Still, the politicians give it a rusty trombone every year on this day. Today Barry-O said, “I call upon the citizens of our Nation to pray, or otherwise give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings…” Really?

Do you think B-Rock really wants Satanists to conjure up Beelzebub or Animists to give a shout out to the paving stones in their back yard? No. C’mon America, it’s the 21st Century. As long as we, as a country, wallow in these primitive, tribal, bass-ackward, rituals, we’re never gonna get our problems solved. But if we got rid of National Prayer Day, we’d be solving one problem. True story.



David Allen said...

You forgot to mention that everyone would also win the lotto each week and be multi-bazillionairs. No arguments from me about the usefullness of prayer.. though like buying a lotto ticket - it sure gives them hope.. which isn't the worst thing in the world to have.

pj said...

Amen Dave!

Brenda said...

Personally, I think that organized/unorganized religion was/is the worst idea ever conceived by humans. It makes us feel bad about ourselves, it makes us feel guilty for everything we do, it promotes that idea that we are horrible sinners no matter what we do! I was raised in a church, and (regretfully) I raised my kids in a church. I no longer feel that religion is a sane or valid concept!

pj Connolly said...

If there were more people in the world like You, Dave and me, there'd be a lot less stress.

Brenda said...

ALSO....(gotta leave one more comment about this subject)! My kids were kinda' pressured and snowballed into attending the "National Day of Prayer" while in Jr. High/ also High School (especially)! They assembled around the flag-pole (of all things!) However, this was in the boonies in Alabama! If they didn't attend, they were deemed as un-American, un-Godly, doomed to spend eternity in hell!

pj Connolly said...

I didn't even know there was a NDoP until 2002. Seems like an unconstitutional support of religion if you ask me.