August 6th, 2011
05:58 PM ET

Praying away the bad economy

Texas Governor Rick Perry tries to pray away the malaise of the economy during a religious gathering in Houston. Read the full report on CNN's Political Ticker.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Church and state • Politics • Prayer • Rick Perry

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  1. JiminTX

    Praying is what you do when you have no ideas left. Praying for the invisible sky man to grant you wishes is inconsistent with educated, critical thinking, progressive adults. Since Perry prayed for rain the drought has gotten worse. Since Perry prayed for the economy, the economy has gotten worse. so, either God does not exist, God does not support Perry and his Bagger friends, God does not care about misery and suffering.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:14 am |
  2. Roger Grossman

    Yeah this is what the world needs another religious fanatic running a country. When we let Perry as well as all the other religious idots get elected to presidentall we end up with is the american version of the taliban. Romney, I am sorry but was Adam in Eve really in Missourii?... Really? Please tells us about the Star Kolob and how god hangs around there. Oh yes please tell us how Mormons can also become gods themselves? When the bible belt hears your answers to these freakish beliefs they may consider you a heretic.

    Michelle why did you quit your Lutheran church? Trying to hide from your past beliefs on catholics being the devils workers, and oh yeah back to this submission. You said it means respect, but you are so wrong "For the husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church..." Ephesians 5:23 or is that another portion of the bible you twist as convenience dictates?

    Do we really want these religious freaks running our country and making decisions?

    August 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  3. Muneef

    Jayalalitha, who goes by one name, demanded an apology from Chao in a letter to the US Consulate's Consul General Jennifer McIntyre.

    "This remark which smacks of racism is highly condemnable. You will agree that this remark of the vice-consul is an affront to all Tamils," Jayalalitha said.

    The Communist Party of India demanded the withdrawal of Chao for her "racist" comments and asked the government to lodge a "strong protest" with the United States.

    "The remarks show the racist nature of the official even during Barack Obama's presidency. This cannot be tolerated," party national secretary D. Raja said.

    August 14, 2011 at 1:55 am |
  4. Muneef

    A brief dialogue between a Brazilian theologist
    Leonardo Boff
    and the Dalai Lama.
    “Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and our  thoughts.”

    August 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  5. Muneef

    Secular Morals;
    PETALING JAYA: A 20-year-old Malaysian student who was on his way to buy food to break his fast (for Ramadan) was attacked by rioters in Barking East, London.
    Wounded and bleeding on the street, he was later robbed by another gang.
    The robbery on Muhammad Asyraf Raziq Rosli which took place at 7pm London time (3am Malaysian time) yesterday

    August 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  6. Faith

    God doesn't bless immoral nations. USA has too many garbages of blasphemies and perversions in spite of the rich blessings she has received from being Christian. Cleaning first. That's Biblical.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:22 am |
    • Martin T

      Been delusional long?

      August 10, 2011 at 5:27 am |
  7. Muneef

    Cracking down are we?

    August 10, 2011 at 1:12 am |
  8. Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

    Albert Camus

    But there are those that say prayer and never expect an answer. But, you may believe and carry your own faith in things as you see fit.
    I believe he was speaking in general. Please note when talking to Albert you must clarify if you mean in general. If not, it is like talking to Rainman. In general people pray/talk to their magical being (sky wizard) asking for things and sometimes not. Depending on what they might "hear" they could show symptoms of schizophrenia. Sometimes people across the board of religions experience acts of magic/miracles from their sky gods.

    August 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

      wrong spot, will repost

      August 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
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