There may or may not be a shred of truth in this, take it as you will. I'm not against Obama, just thought this was somewhat relevant to the Nexus.

Obama visted the western wall of Jerusalem earlier this week. Per tradition he left a small prayer tucked in a note inside a crack in the wall. Apparently it's not 'kosher' to take peoples notes and publish them yet the Israeli news paper, the Maariv Daily, did just that.

"Lord—Protect my family and me," reads the note published in the Maariv daily. "Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will."

I'm totally OK with someone praying, his business not mine. I find the "instrument of your will" bit a little concerning though. Our current president claims to have exercised the will of god when he attacked Iraq...we all know how well that's going.

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Comment by essentialsaltes on July 25, 2008 at 4:25pm
That's very similar to what he said in a recent Newsweek interview:

"He says he prays every day, typically for 'forgiveness for my sins and flaws, which are many, the protection of my family, and that I'm carrying out God's will, not in a grandiose way, but simply that there is an alignment between my actions and what he would want.'"
Comment by Neece on July 25, 2008 at 4:22pm
Yeah, I voted for Obama in the primaries, mainly because he seemed like the best choice of the lot, but his increased religious talk of late makes me very uncomfortable. I heard on the news about a month ago that he not only wants to keep the "faith based" initiatives of Bush, but wants to expand them as well. This is completely unacceptable to me. Separation of church and state!


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