Tuesday, May 4, 2010

if you had one prayer, what would it be?

I'm back. I took some much needed time off... I had to remove myself from the political banter warfare before it removed me from reality.

...BUT I've seen something I just can not ignore... a Facebook group entitled 'Dear Lord, this year you took my favorite Actor, Patrick Swayzie. You took my favorite Actress, Farah Fawcett. You took my favorite Singer, Michael Jackson. I just wanted to let you know, my favorite President is Barack Obama. Amen." (The group's title is actually in all caps, yes... it was done on purpose. Why do you use all caps?)

Seriously, there is a group that is praying for someones death? The elected leader of our country, our FREE country? And who are these people who pray for someone to die? They need to take a long hard look in the mirror and figure out what kind of person they are. Does the Lord you believe in, teach you to pray for the death of someone you disagree with?

Yeah, I didn't think so. Instead pray for a cure for cancer or for world peace, not for someones death. Yes, we all have a our differences and there was a lot of negative responses to President Bush, but I have never once said I hated him... dislike some (most) of the things he did and stands for, yes. But hate, never. He was the president of the free country where I had the right to vote against him without the fear of being punished or prosecuted for it.

So according to our Constitution, this hate group as every right to say what they want to say just as much as another group entitled "Petition to remove Facebook group praying for President Obama's death" as the right to say it should be removed. (This group's title is in regular font.)

There is so much negativity in this country! When is enough, enough!?! When is someone going to take the high road and end this bullshit? Show a little respect and patience (I'm pretty sure that is what the Lord teaches) and even though you might not agree with or understand where the other person is coming from; don't just listen, but hear them. You might be surprised what you find.

But if you are going to pray for another human being's death at least choose someone who wishes the same on you... not the leader of the free world.

Oh... and before I go, it's Farrah with two R's and it's Patrick S-W-A-Y-Z-E, so they were your favorites, huh? Really? You wouldn't know Crazy for Swayze if he rose from the dead and did the Pachanga with your uptight, cantankerous ass.