Fred Thompson & Praying.
by Mr Sifter, Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 10:59:46 AM EDT
Cross posted @ http://www.standingbeforethefire.com. Please give my new blog a visit.
First, I find it pretty insulting that this right wing group deemed it's forum "the values voters forum," as if those who disagree don't have any values. Ah, I regress before I begin. Staying focused was never one of my strong points.
This Fred Thompson quote exposes the Republican presidential candidates pandering to religious voters pretty well.
"I would go into the Oval Office and close the door and pray for the wisdom to know what was right, and I would pray for the strength to do what is right."
What is the point of closing the door if your going to tell everyone that you are praying in private (in order to convince primary voters to vote for you)! The point of praying in private is to keep it private!
Or does Mr. Thompson think God is more likely to hear him from the Oval Office? Is there a direct line to God there?
Matthew 6:6 "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".
By Shut thy door I don't think it means tell millions of people you are going to shut the door and pray, then shut the door and pray.
As expected, Mr. Thompson got a huge ovation for his comments from the "values voters." These values voters should take a break from politics and read the book they claim to be following.