Christian apologetics websites allot thousands of words to the subject of imprecatory prayer. Mostly they are convoluted double talking contradictions that simultaneously claim such things to be both righteous and wrong; justifiable and ill advised; misinterpreted and clearly defined. Once again it seems their God hasn’t made his meaning clear enough for them to get their opinions and acts together.
But praying for the death of someone who is your perceived enemy or who you have decided is the enemy of God is as Christian as can be. Fundies have no problem, it seems, invoking God’s help to kill people who are deemed their enemy.
An ex Navy Christian Chaplain prays for the death of Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United and Mikey Weinstein, the head of Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Why? What horrible things did these men do to justify calling upon God to smite them? Rev. Lynn is a leader in the effort to keep church and state separate. And Mikey Weinstein fights to give servicemen the right to not be discriminated against for being other than Christian. Evidently that’s a good reason to pray for their deaths.
Here’s the whole story:
More recently, a former president of the Southern Baptist Christian Convention prays for the death of President Obama, and says it was prayers for Dr. Tillman’s death that caused his murder. Further, he says that not using imprecatory prayer is to fail as a Christian, for it is the duty of Christians to pray for the death of people who are counter to Christian belief.
Read all about it: http://www.abpnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4131&Itemid=53
Notice… they don’t pray for these men to change their minds…Oh no. Death prayers are the preferred appeal to God.
Praying for the death of law abiding activist defenders of the Constitution, the President of the United States, and doctors who support women’s right to choose: Examples of that famous “Christian love” which is more than skin deep … it goes right down to the bone.
Now, let’s see… to whom do atheists devoutly appeal on bended knee in order to invoke a supernatural wrath to befall our enemies?