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National prayer day? What if you don’t believe in God?

Observing the National Day of Prayer in front of City Hall in Lewisville, Texas. Observing the National Day of Prayer in front of City Hall in Lewisville, Texas. (Lm Otero/Associated Press)
May 8, 2010

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I FIND it interesting that the Globe approves of the National Day of Prayer because it’s not “an endorsement of a specific group’s rituals" (“National prayer day: Say amen (if you want to)," Editorial, May 5).

In fact, it is an endorsement of a specific group’s rituals, that group being believers.

There are many good Americans who do not believe that there is anybody or anything to pray to, and we are tired of being, at best, tolerated.

I believe that the editorial writer would sympathize with Jews or Muslims if they took exception to a National Christian Day of Prayer. Why not extend that same courtesy to non-believers?

Steven Brooks,
Whitman

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