Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Power Of Prayer


Making A Difference Through Prayer
I lifted the following photo:
Why would any sane person adopt the nonsensical idea that touching your face to the ground while sticking your butt in the air is going to get the attention of some Deity, and that said Deity will then be more receptive to hearing, and perhaps granting your prayers.

Evangelical christian rituals are just as ridiculous.

It's not that I care what religious people do; it's just that I can't help wondering how any thinking person, in light of today's knowledge, can believe that human beings are actually that important in the scope of the universe. Important to some all-powerful god, important enough to deserve personal favoritism from that god.

But, as always, that's just me, being me.



Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication.


Birthday: December 12, 1893
Date of Death:   Jan 26, 1973

Edward G. Robinson was a Romanian-born American actor. A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo. Other memorable roles include Barton Keyes in the film noir Double Indemnity, and as Dathan in The Ten Commandments. Robinson was selected for an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was posthumously awarded two months after the actor's death in 1973. He was included in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male stars in American cinema.

Birthday: December 12, 1915
Date of Death:  May 14, 1998

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, was an American singer and film actor of Italian origin.

Sinatra enjoyed a huge film career and began making movies almost as soon as his singing career took off. His most important pictures include The Manchurian Candidate with Angela Lansbury, From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster, The Man With the Golden Arm with Arnold Stang, Kings Go Forth with Natalie Wood, Guys and Dolls with Marlon Brando, High Society with Bing Crosby, Pal Joey with Rita Hayworth, Some Came Running with Dean Martin, Never So Few with Steve McQueen, A Hole in the Head with Edward G. Robinson, Meet Danny Wilson, On the Town with Gene Kelly, Robin and the 7 Hoods with Bing Crosby, Ocean's 11 and Sergeants 3 with the Rat Pack (Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop), Step Lively, None But the Brave (directed by Sinatra), The Detective with Lee Remick, Come Blow Your Horn with Lee J. Cobb and Barbara Rush, and The Pride and the Passion starring Cary Grant, among many others spanning most of his lengthy career.

Birthday: December 12, 1938
Age:   73 years old

Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero) is an American pop singer of Italian heritage and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1950s and 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw. Despite several severe interruptions in her career, Francis is still active as a recording and performing artist (as of November 2011).

Some of her most popular songs are Who's Sorry Now?, Lipstick On Your Collar, Stupid Cupid, Don't Break The Heart That Loves You, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Birthday: December 12, 1923
Age:   88 years old

Robert William "Bob" Barker is a former American television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975


Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the general public.
--H. L. Mencken (paraphrased)

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