Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I Say a Little Prayer for Me
God, apparently, isn't just for the pious anymore. Want examples?
- After being pronounced guilty last week, Enron Corp. Chairman Kenneth Lay took part in a public prayer session in the courtroom with the Rev. Bill Lawson. Lawson compared Lay to Jesus who, he said, "was convicted and even executed." Lay declared himself "blessed" by his conviction.
- After pleading guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff said "I only hope that I can merit forgiveness from the Almighty and from those I have wronged or caused to suffer."
- After being fingerprinted following his arrest on corruption charges last fall, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said, "I said a little prayer before I actually did the fingerprint thing, and the picture... . My prayer was basically: 'Let people see Christ through me. And let me smile.'"
Actually, after each of these events RSR briefly entertained the notion that there really is a god after all.