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National Prayer day spin off

The bible clearly says to not make a huge spectical of yourself praying, so why are so many mad that Obama was not on national TV praying? Why are you questioning his faith and saying he is not christian for following the bible?

Matthew 6: 5-6
When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

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Alanaplus3

Asked by Alanaplus3 at 11:52 AM on May. 9, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • good question, I can't wait to see what the answers will be.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:57 AM on May. 9, 2009

  • oh my, i journaled a little about it, and stirred some stuff up, so i'll be careful here. i think the point is not to pray loudly, but to unite people from all over the nation to pray together at one time. i also think that the reason people were upset about the lack of presidential support is that we still (blindly and foolishly it seems) cling to the hope that America will truly be "one nation under God". i know many debate whether or not our forefathers intended for the USA to be a Christian nation, but I believe it and still pray for it to be so.
    ServinGsus

    Answer by ServinGsus at 11:57 AM on May. 9, 2009

  • if the founders intended us to be a christian nation, why enshrine freedom of religion in direct opposition to the first commandment? why are there no direct or specific references to the christian god, to Christ, or to Christianity? The founders were skilled and precise authors, these omissions were not accidental.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 12:03 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I thought you where suppose to pray every day. I have yet to see a spot where it says to obay Matthew unless you are the leader of a country than you should through it out once a year and make a big scene about praying to god.
    Alanaplus3

    Answer by Alanaplus3 at 12:06 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • autodiddact I believe during that time it was unheard of not to believe in God or serve him unless you were a witch. Our forefathers probably assumed that everyone knew better not ever thinking how diverse it was going to be hundereds of years later.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Besides that, as a public official he should be neutral on religion. He should be doing any praying he wants to do in private.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 1:59 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Answered at 1:31 PM on May. 9, 2009 by: Anonymous autodiddact I believe during that time it was unheard of not to believe in God or serve him unless you were a witch.


    That is not the case during the englightenment period, when this country was founded.

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 2:01 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Answered at 11:03 AM on May. 9, 2009 by:

    * autodidact

    autod...
    if the founders intended us to be a christian nation, why enshrine freedom of religion in direct opposition to the first commandment? why are there no direct or specific references to the christian god, to Christ, or to Christianity? The founders were skilled and precise authors, these omissions were not accidental.




    And, you know this how? Were you there? No? Didn't think so! You, just as anyone else honestly and truthfully have NO clue what they meant, or if those omissions were intentional or not. So, get off you high horse,and quit trying to act like an expert in something you have no clue about.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Answered at 2:25 PM on May. 9, 2009 by: Anonymous


     And, you know this how? Were you there? No? Didn't think so! You, just as anyone else honestly and truthfully have NO clue what they meant, or if those omissions were intentional or not. So, get off you high horse,and quit trying to act like an expert in something you have no clue about.


    That is what the study of history is for. Nobody can know all of a person's thoughts & intentions, but we study what they said, wrote & did to get a good picture. You have no idea how much she has read and researched into the founding fathers. Obviously she does know something about it, because the limited amount she posted, shows a basic understanding of the people we call "founding fathers". It doesn't seem like such a high horse when you are up there intellectually as well.

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 2:32 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Something from the bible that I can agree with (besides a few other valuable morals) is basically "don't be a religious show off". Neither people or god will buy it.
    BeaMoore

    Answer by BeaMoore at 3:01 PM on May. 9, 2009

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