Letters, Jan. 31, 1949

Patton's Prayer

Sir:

A man's prayers are something between himself and his God, and nobody else's business.

If General Patton had the effrontery to say to the Almighty (who has handed down the commandment "Thou shalt not kill") give me good weather "so that I can annihilate the whole German army with one stroke as a birthday present for Your Prince of Peace" [TIME, Jan. 10], he at least should not have had the vanity and bad taste to ... write it down so somebody else could publish it later . . .

(MRS.) RAY...

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