All this talk of how the Muslim religion is teaching hate; that a school for children will instill hatred of America. This from Christians?
Mark Twain wrote a story called "The War Prayer," where the people are in their church praying to God for victory on the eve of war when an old stranger enters. This stranger is an emissary from God who tells the people that God has heard the spoken part of their prayer and has given him the job of telling the people the unspoken part of their prayer.
He wrote, "O Lord … our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it -- for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him who is the source of love, and who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen."
If I didn't know Twain was writing about Christians, I would think the above was about Muslims -- that is what we're being told, isn't it? If anyone doubts this, search deep in your heart, because the above is the unspoken part of all the rhetoric we hear, see and read.
Julie Di Silvestro