Sunday, February 7, 2010
The power of prayer
A wise woman once asked "is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?!?"
I seem to remember reading somewhere that children with religious parents are better behaved and more well adjusted than other children. I remember seeing that somewhere when I was doing research for a blog I was going to write a couple of years ago. If I'm not mistaken, that particular study was done by some sociologist........but don't quote me on it, because I'm wrong often.
The United States of America is supposedly a Christian nation, with a separation of church and state. If you don't believe me, look at your money. There are many different religions represented in this country with Christians making up the bulk of those religions. Within Christianity itself, there are many different denominations; each one with different practices and beliefs on what God's will might be.
Earlier today I was reading a story online about a couple that firmly believed in the power of prayer. They believed in it so much, that rather than have their child treated by a doctor, that instead they relied on the power of prayer. They've been indicted for child abuse, since the coroner found the cause of their child's death to have been neglect for a medically treatable condition.
I'm from the south and I come from a very religious family. My grandmother's favorite two sayings are "pray on it" and "God willing". Do you believe that parents that rely solely on prayer should be arrested when their religious practices conflict with the law of the land?!?