Re: Prayer Policy
Stephen Hoar (hoar@AGDIS01.NEWARK.AF.MIL)
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 11:34:34 -0400
I don't think that in most cases the solution to the prayer problem is
that difficult. First, we need to realize that the denominations are
founded on the document, not the other way around. Second, there is
one document that is common to the three major religions in the world.
I am talking about the one that is referred to as the 'old testament'.
If we frame our prayers around that document which I believe is common
to Christian, Jew, and Moslem there would be no need to 'compromise'
and much less chance of offense. Yes, I realize that there are other
faiths out there besides these three major groupings. I feel that
sometimes we get so wrapped up in the minor interpretations based upon
an imperfect persons definitions we forget that no matter the
pronunciation we use for the name we are all praying to the same
creator. Let us not presume to know how the Creator prefers to be
honored. Let Him decide the worthiness of our prayers.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City