Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Praying for a Bailout

This NY Times article (via) shows how some Detroit residents are praying for Congress to approve the bailout. Maybe it's just me, but if you're gonna resort to prayer, why would you pray for this particular bailout option? Do they think that it is more likely that God would approve this prayer than a prayer for, say, each of them to be more wise and to give them strength to stand up to management when they see that management is being short-sighted? Or they could pray for a different bailout plan or for more money. Or simply pray for God to create more oil reserves....right near Detroit. Why limit yourself?

Last week Cardinal Maida gathered 11 Detroit-area religious leaders, representing Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations, to call on Congress to approve the $34 billion in government-backed loans that the automakers have requested.
“We have done all that we can do in this union, so I turn it over to the Lord,” General Holiefield, a U.A.W. vice president for Chrysler, told the crowd. A vice president for the parts suppliers, James Settles Jr., asked those present “to continue your prayers, so we can see a miracle next week.”

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