National Day Of Prayer, Today May 4th, MRFF Alert: Beware Its Dark Underbelly Successor, Christian Nationalist Day Of Prayer!
“Yes, it’s that time of year again — the first Thursday in May —
the National Day of Prayer — that day when the government very unconstitutionally tells everybody in America that they should pray…”
- May 28, 2023 | No comments
Retired USAF Officer and Fighter Pilot praises Mikey and the MRFF for non-stop efforts in fighting compelled religion in the Air Force Academy: “Mikey is aggressive—let there be no mistake. He ruffles feathers because he holds others accountable and does not bow to threats or intimidation.”May 24, 2023 | No comments
Ah, the National Prayer thing – Is that still around? In 1982 or 3 I left such a mandatory breakfast after the meal and before the forced prayer. This was at the Air Force Academy. Cadets were posted at the exits to discourage people leaving – bad optics for the cadinks to eat and run. I left, was accosted, and told the Cadet that I was leaving, take my name. A colonel called me later – I told him very frankly that I would accept no punishment. He squawked about nebulous military unit cohesion theories – implying I was weakening the military by standing up for myself. He became frank in return, predicting a short and tumultuous career for me, given my “attitude.” That same “attitude” had me refuse chapel in BCT in ’79 – the next year it was optional. The Colonel was half-right – I had a short (5 years and punch out) career, but it wasn’t tumultuous – it was highly successful.
Good for you Scott! We need more in the military just like you. Leaders with more than just a parking lot for their boss’s thoughts between their ears!
I work for the military and in our “mandatory” mass meetings in our auditorium, after the Commanding General walks in, the announcement “Please stand for the National Anthem and remain standing for the invocation.” I stand for the anthem then take my seat and pull out my cell phone during the invocation.
We need more more to stand their ground and simply say, “I’m not doing it. I’m not participating!”
Good story, thanks for sharing.
Go fuck yourself Mikey.
Pray that Mikey gets hit by a bus?
I’m sure that has a real priority on God’s answer-prayers-list considering he hasn’t gotten around to stopping little children from getting their heads blown off while sitting in elementary school classrooms!
Keep dredging. You might just pull yourself up out of the flotsam coated cess pool you choose to live in!
Also more appropriately called “trigger day” for MRFF crybaby Mikey Cry’nstein.
When all religion is finally banished from the public square it will be entirely due to the efforts of humans (and their bots) like “Awwpooorbabynolikeaweligion” and “Praythatmikeygetshitbyabus”.
By the way, Praythatmikeygetshitbyabus, careful what you ask for in regards to others, especially when requesting harm. It’s almost as if you are doing (gasp) dark magic and your holy book has some strong ideas as to what to do with people like that… just saying…
And all anyone had to do was tolerate their neighbor. Don’t have to like them, don’t have to agree with how they live their life. Per the Constitution and our social contract to avoid outright anarchy, we just have to tolerate each other but for the two examples I’ve used here, that’s a step over the line!!!!
Chasing religion out of the public square can’t come soon enough for me.
Bad news, itll never come. Studies beginning to show that the opposite is happening. Democrats allowing immigrants to pour through the cracks is having the opposite effect. All the hispanic and latino and venezuelans bringing more religion to the public square than youll know what to do with. Revival is coming from, cant come soon enough.
Thank you IronMoped. All invocations are wrong, except for overtly religious groups where participation is voluntary. When this first came up, when people started to question its place and its Christian-focus, the reaction from the religious was we’re being persecuted. Then it morphed from overtly Christian, all Jesus based, to a more generalized “God,” but it always came off as the christian god hiding. I get why the Military has its chaplain corp – serve the willing where they’re posted, but that has nothing to do with invocations at mandatory functions in front of a mixed crowd, including this heathen non-believers. I haven’t been in that situation for a long time – bravo on taking a stand by sitting.
Imprecatory prayer is any prayer that asks god to cause harm. In less technical terms, imprecatory prayer is known as a curse. Modern Evangelicals justify cursing their enemies most frequently by pointing to the Psalms of the Old Testament. Psalm 69 often features centrally, with such gems as: “Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents” (v.25); and “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous” (v.28). But there are, depending on how one counts, a minimum of 15 imprecatory prayers in the Psalms, and at least 7 imprecatory prayers mentioned in the New Testament. As Grey One points out, the Jewish Law (mitzvot) is also mentioned in the Old Testament, and forbids anything along the lines of “curses”: whether you translate that as “ill wishing”, or imprecatory prayer.
Thanks for the post Scott. You’re right, the invocations have changed a bit over the years but I chuckle to myself at the real reason for the invocation, the illusion of alignment of “the invoking authority” with the power of the creator of the Universe; the conscription of Universal power to bolster one’s own authority. As if the Commanding General needs additional “authority” over his ( always a “He” in my organization) own work force. For me, it shows leadership insecurities – he can’t lead unless he can convince you he has the power of God behind him!
Happy Mother’s Day for all Mom’s that may participate in these posts/discussions! And heartfelt condolences to all those Mothers that have lost loved ones, particularly losses due to gun violence.
Great informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share.