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The Cancer Prayer

Jan 9, 2016 10:39:06 AM
Jan 9, 2016 10:43:52 AM
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I was sent a Facebook meme from a page called, "Stop Cancer. Start Praying."  The page is filled with hopeful (yet sadly vacuous) platitudes like, "Sorry cancer, GOD is bigger than you!"  "Dear God, Heal all those fighting cancer.  Amen!"  And this one:Holding up a hand of doubt or challenge in these difficult scenarios is front-loaded to make the challenger sound like an asshole.  After all, who could ever say an untoward thing about prayer when so many desperate and grieving people are...

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