Paul Ryan's "Prayer Works" Comments:
I am, at best, a lapsed Christian so take this with a grain of salt. However, I did grow up in the church, attended services and Sunday school most weeks, was active in youth programs, etc. My understanding of prayer is that you pray for the souls of the dead and dying, the health and recovery of the sick and injured and you pray for guidance in all other matters. You may believe in miracles but they are the exception, not the rule. So you pray for guidance to provide the spark that helps you understand the actions you need to take and the decisions you must make. We're expected to solve these problems ourselves, with a little help from above. That means that prayer without action is meaningless. If you fail to act then you haven't fulfilled your part of the bargain and that's not the way it's supposed to work. If you steadfastly refuse to take any action at all while calling for more prayer, well that's just hypocritical bullshit and the prayer is nothing more than cover. If people like Paul Ryan want us to believe that prayer alone will solve this problem, they aren't good Christians. They're not even bad Christians. They're just bullshit artists.
PS. My feelings on religion and how I got from where I once was to where I am would take an entire thread, so I didn't want to get into that here.
If a deficit spending, constant golfing, blame shirking, Russia lover is your guy then the next time somebody asks "Hey conservatives,do you love America?" you have to say "Sure,but not as much as I love my side winning."