Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Note to Christians who Support the National Day of Prayer Event:

Matthew 6:5,6 says "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

The National Day of Prayer event isn't just inappropriate because this is a secular society; it's also un-biblical.

That is all.

8 comments:

Rootietoot said...

YES! Exactly this!
If you keep this up I'm going to wind up agreeing with you more than I disagree, then where will we be?

bint alshamsa said...

After a very fruitful Lent, I have decided to try to take steps to become a better version of me. I feel like I have really gotten off track over the past few years and I want to return to my more spiritual aspirations.

Until you said something a few weeks ago, I didn't realize that you disagreed with so much of what I say. It was a real reality check. I can't say I'll get this right all of the time, but I'm going to try to tone it down a bit. :)

Rootietoot said...

You say what you want or need to say. Just because I disagree with you on something does not mean you are wrong. We have different perpsectives. Do you know how GUILTY I would feel if I thought you were censoring yourself because of me? I am pretty nonconfrontational, and when I disagree with someone I generally just keep my mouth shut, because I figure if someone says something, they've thought about it and have their reasons. You always make me think about things, and that's a good thing.

bint alshamsa said...

I really appreciate your words. You have a rare sort of spirit, Rootietoot. I think you make people want to be better, even without scolding or judging them. Your opinion means a lot to me and I'm always glad to hear it.

queen emily said...

Beautiful quote.

The religious culture here in the US often really bothers me, because tbh I think it's very often idolatrous, creating an image of G_d that has more to do with human politics and yeah, image and social standing.

One of my favourite quotes is from Meister Eckhart - "I pray to God to rid me of God." I feel like that a lot.

Rootietoot said...

would you mind if I put you on my blogroll?

bint alshamsa said...

Rootietoot,

Of course not! Go right ahead! :)

Plain(s)feminist said...

Amen.