Don’t tell me to pray
Of course the families of the boys have every right to seek heavenly mercy in their time of tragedy. But on the national level, this automatic pairing of concern with prayer is harmful.
For a week now, I keep hearing that I should pray for the safe return of the kidnapped teens. But I’m not praying for their safe return. Not because I don’t yearn and hope with all my heart for their safe return. But because I don’t pray. I don’t pray because I’m not a religious person and don’t believe in any form of higher power. I of course respect other people’s right to believe and...
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