Saturday, July 26, 2008

Is Nothing Private Or Sacred Anymore?

Some knuckle-head orthodox seminary student took it into his head to fish Obama's prayer out of the Western Wall and deliver it to Maariv, a newspaper. The newspaper did its best to add tomfoolery to knuckheadedness and published it! I don't even have the words to express how heinous and sacrilgious this is.

My higher self wanted to skip the section of the article which contained the prayer. But, the worst part of me figured it had already been read by millions of people. So, I did.

Obama's prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Nothing was said about the student recieving any consequences for his horrific behavior. So, I think I'll just pray for this misguided soul. If he isn't kicked out of the seminary, I'll hope he'll learn to serve his future congregation better. I hope one day he finds himself closer to God.

According to Time magazine:
The newspaper's decision to publish Obama's private words was "an outrage", said Rabbbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, supervisor of the Western Wall. "It damages the personal, deep part of every one of us that we keep to ourselves," the rabbi told Army Radio. "The note placed between the stones of the Western Wall are between a person and his maker. It is forbidden to read them or make use of them."


Eddie G. Griffin said...

Suppose someone came along and fished out other people's prayer notes out of the wall?

As far as prayer is concern, God is the one who hears or does not hear. If it rains, we'll know why.

Christina Springer said...

LOL Eddie! But, hrmm, I need rain right now....hoping knuckleheadedness does not apply equally to all fools across the board.