I saw this headline the other day:
My first reaction was: “Well, this is silly. Of all the ways to *not* get a job, ‘getting your resume prayed for’ has to be at the top of the list.”
My second reaction was: “Wait, don’t people put their contact information on their resumes? IT’S A TRAP! This church just wants to pad its mailing list… ”
But now, I think the unemployed should take Father Bill Quinlivan up on his offer. If they don’t all get a job within the month, though, Quinlivan should have to admit that this was all a bogus idea that never had a chance of working. He also has to say he was just offering false hope and trying to get some attention.
Why do religious people do things like this? Mere delusion? Too easy. I think he’s just trying to insert an unnecessary “cause” into the mix so that he and his faith can take credit for it when these people eventually find some form of employment. Even if it happens years down the road, even if it’s a shitty job, Quinlivan will proudly proclaim that his god had something to do with it.
And if you don’t get a job? Well, that was just god’s will.
If you’re unemployed, prayer isn’t going to help you find work. You’re better off just staying home on Sunday morning and looking at job postings online.