Vera Ivie wins the award for worst letter-to-the-editor of 2007 with this one published in the Salt Lake Tribune just a couple days ago:
In his Dec. 27 letter, Steven Fehr says he believes President Bush is the worst president he has seen. Whenever I hear someone complain about the president, I ask them, “Do you pray for the president of the United States daily?” Is that too much trouble?
There used to be a custom of praying for our president. Perhaps too many people in the United States believe this would be mixing politics and religion. If the majority of the people are agnostic and atheistic, it may be that they are partly to blame for the problems we have. To think one man is responsible for the war and the problems we face in our nation is about as foolish as to not believe in the power of prayer.
We all share in the burden. We all need to live and teach the truths upon which our country was founded. The world is made up of two types of people: critics who are negative, fearful and have no plan, no vision, no faith, and authors who are positive, visionary builders. Which kind are you?
Vera B. Ivie
There are too many idiotic things in there to pinpoint just a few…
The 100+ comments to her letter are well worth reading, though.
I pray for our enemies daily… Bush & Cheney. God will not speak to me because the communication line has been tapped.
“The world is made up of two types of people: critics who are negative, fearful and have no plan, no vision, no faith, and authors who are positive, visionary builders. Which kind are you?”
Well Verla, looking at President Bush he is definitely the former, with the exception that he has lots of faith. Blind faith, but faith nonetheless.
Negative – always complaining about others. Nothing is ever his fault. The decider. If only he would ever make a correct decision.
Fearful – The “terrorists are coming to get us”, and variations thereof. Never afraid the play the fear card, is he?
No plan – Can you say Iraq? And just where are all those WMD’s?
No vision – Can you say Iraq again? Just when will it end, anyway?
Lots of faith that he is right, though. And those with blind faith in him keep believing.
I do pray for the office though. I pray that the next President will be one who is not sure he is doing God’s bidding or that he is a cog in some divine plan, and can therefore do no wrong. Just look at what that mindset has gotten us.
how about instead of talking to yourself, you actually WORK for a better world!!
I guess that those who are praying are simply ineffectual, or maybe the flying spaghetti monster isn’t listening….
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