Today is national day of (Christian/Jewish) prayer

Ever seen anyone but Christians (and the occasional token Jew) celebrated at a National Day of Prayer?  I haven’t.

I’ve attended a number of prayer breakfasts and gatherings – most run or sponsored by the military – and have never seen a Muslim, even one who faithfully prays five times a day, acknowledged.  I’ve never seen a Buddhist encouraged to acknowledge his faith, or a Wiccan invited to participate.  I’ve not seek Sikhs involved – but then ironically their required carry of a ritual dagger proscribes their attendance on many federal installations.

If we’re to call Americans to prayer, how about acknowledging all prayer, to all gods?

Published in: on May 7, 2009 at 10:45 am  Leave a Comment  

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