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Report: National Day Of Prayer Fails, Coronavirus Crisis Continues

Report: National Day Of Prayer Fails, Coronavirus Crisis Continues March 17, 2020

Because Nothing Fails Like Prayer: Earlier this week President Donald Trump declared a National Day of Prayer in response to the coronavirus crisis, yet the prayers failed, and the coronavirus crisis continues.

Announcing the National Day of Prayer Trump tweeted:

It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….

….No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!

Many prominent conservative Christians celebrated Trump’s declaration of a National Day Of Prayer. For example:

However, despite all the excitement and reassurance, the prayers failed, and the coronavirus crisis continues. 

As for a National Day of Prayer, the uncomfortable truth that many simply cannot accept is that God does not exist, and that prayers are ultimately futile gestures – empty expressions of existential desperation and metaphysical confusion.

For all intents and purposes, prayer is spiritual masturbation: it might make the person doing the praying feel a little better, but prayers do nothing to effect change in the real world.

An exercise in religious superstition and ignorance, a National Day of Prayer is more than just an insult to common sense and reason, it is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause to the First Amendment of the US Constitution. As such, a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional: it is nothing less than a government endorsement of religion.

In short, prayers are not the answer. More religion is not the answer. In fact, prayers and religion are often the problem.

If not prayer, if not religion, what are we to do?

We must rise above the religious superstitions that divide us. We must be honest with ourselves and our communities. We must respect the science and medical reality of the coronavirus crisis, and act accordingly.

Bottom line: In a stupid and futile gesture President Donald Trump declared a National Day of Prayer in response to the coronavirus crisis, but the prayers failed, and the coronavirus crisis continues.

Report: National Day Of Prayer Fails, Coronavirus Crisis Continues (Image via YouTube)
Report: National Day Of Prayer Fails, Coronavirus Crisis Continues (Image via YouTube)

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