JMHACLJ at AOL.COM
Fri Nov 21 20:57:06 PST 1997
In a message dated 97-11-21 08:18:09 EST, you write:
<< >Not only is there explicit condemnation of public prayer for "reward" on
>earth, but the very nature of prayer is not-instrumental. This case
>sounds like (ignorant) prayer as weapon, and that I feel strongly is not
>paradoxical, but blasphemous in the non-creative sense. Jesus did
>curse fig trees, but I don't recall his wielding prayer as a cudgel.
I take it therefore that Profs. Hartigan and Fudenberg thought Martin
Luther King was out of line in making public prayer a cornerstone of
passive resistance and an emblem of solidarity.
Leave us not forget the instrumental prayer of Daniel. He opened the windows
so as to be sure to be seen violating the ban on prayer.
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