||[Feb. 12th, 2008|11:35 pm]
It's still snowing, and after this the forecast calls for more on Thursday. I don't know how much more I can take. bah.|
Anyway, I read Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address earlier. In it he talked about how both sides in the Civil War were praying for divine help.
"... Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered."
When I read that, I couldn't help put it in a modern context. The Muslims have a phrase, "People of the Book," in recognition that Muslims, Christians, and Jews all share some of the same canonical books and all three religious traditions worship the same God. Yet it will be impossible to satisfy all the factions. In Lincoln's words, "The prayers of both could not be answered."
Hmm, I prob. could go on if I was more alert, but I've been brain fraggled for ... well, quite a while. Plus, this whole topic is crossing a couple personal lines I have. I'm not really comfortable talking either religion or politics. So it's time I let both this entry and my frazzled head rest some.