Religion: Prayer as Propaganda

Zions Herald, 118-year-old Methodist weekly, last week ably stated the case against praying to be seen of men:

"A few days ago, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, a group of Massachusetts women posed for a news photographer in kneeling posture [as they] prayed publicly for the defeat of the Lend-Lease Bill. . . . What was the manifest purpose of this prayer meeting? Publicity, propaganda. ... It is high time that the church protested against the use of prayer as propaganda. If any man or woman believes in God and in prayer and is convinced by...

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