I’ll be the first to admit I don’t get the whole religion and prayer thing. For instance, I can’t STAND how after anything bad happens newscasters or whoever they are interviewing will say “Our thoughts and prayers are with…” Really? Like Anderson Cooper gets on his knees every night to pray. I buy that he’s on his knees every day, but that is a very different sort of subservience. Whateves, maybe I’m just crotchety and unable to use my imagination to believe in mythology as something real.
Then there are people like Kurt Warner whose religious views are a major talking point for him at any opportunity, even when meeting the President. Hearing that President Obama would be in Arizona delivering the commencement address at Arizona State University (WOOOOOOOO!), Warner made a call and arranged a short get-together with Barack. The two men met and talked about Obama’s basketball skills, with Obama even inviting Warner to come play at the White House some time. Then the conversation got somewhere useful; Warner asked the President how he could pray for him.
According to Warner, the President responded that “[I] could pray for his family because of the situation and how difficult it is, and ‘pray that I get it right.’”
What are you supposed to say to someone asking how they can pray for you? Give me 6 more inches? Should you treat it like you would with a genie? It’s about the same likelihood of anything happening right?
You know partly why I hate people who say things like “I’ll be praying for you.” A) most of the time they probably “pray” once and then move on. B) It’s a way to be like “I’m helping,” without actually doing anything. C) Nothing ever changes, and if something WERE to change, it wouldn’t be because of prayer.
I only wish Obama asked Warner to pray for the Bears to dominate the NFC next season, after all, you can’t ignore a request from the Commander in Chief right?