Monday, May 25, 2009

Gay Marriage...Prayer Service?

California's Supreme Court is expected to rule on appeals to Prop 8 tomorrow morning. And what are some gay-rights advocates doing?

"Gay marriage supporters are holding a prayer service on the eve of the California Supreme Court's expected ruling on the legality of a voter-approved ban on same-sex nuptials.

The group Marriage Equality USA plans to hold the interfaith event Monday night at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

On Tuesday morning, the state's high court plans to rule on a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8."


The only good thing this does, IMHO, is help cut the rug out from under the religious bigots by showing that homophobia doesn't have to be a pre-requisite for being religious.

But it reinforces this notion that prayer does something, anything, other than waste time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. It doesn't. I'm not even going to go through any time and effort to research whether there have been scientific studies done on the question. If someone else can show me CONCLUSIVE proof that it works, the burden of proof is on you.

It's a token argument, anyway. Gay marriage is the way of the future. And I side with Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller when he says to those who say if we allow gay marriage, then polygamy must be next...I hope so. Otherwise we're not a free country.


Attract Prosperity said...

Prayer works if one seeks to apply it to one's life AND if they believe fully in what they are praying for.

The belief factor is missing in most people. I also tend to think that prayer specifically applied has much more power because it is concentrated in one mind.

If you want scientific evidence research some of the findings in quantum physics. Our thoughts and feelings are measurable waves of energy that elicit a response from like energies. Fascinating stuff.

Cycle Ninja said...


"Our thoughts and feelings are measurable waves of energy that elicit a response from like energies."

Are you a Chopra fan, or just a bot looking to score web hits? Either way, prove your assertion, because that sounds like complete crap to me. Chopra likes to throw around "quantum" like he knows what it is. Sorry, he's just another con artist packaging New Age baloney and telling people it's veal.