Dems Debate Version One was all about ideology over against individual persons. Representative was the ever mindlessly recited sound bite of damning of thoughts and damning prayers which are held to be necessarily exclusive of actions. A straw man. Who does that? Thus, this is war cry against God and neighbor just to do it.
Thoughts: In other words, you are traumatized in solidarity with your neighbor who is suffering and you are taking that hurt into your own heart, carrying that, being burdened with that in all solidarity in a very personal way so as all the better to fill that need as if it were your own need, the old “love your neighbor as yourself” golden rule and commandment of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the very definition of mercy. Is mercy evil. The Dems damn mercy and God and neighbor.
Prayers: We are all creatures of our Creator. Shouldn’t we, as weak creatures, turn to our Creator as expected by the very act of the creation of persons of free will? Yes, we should. Yes, we must.
Thus: The very act of love of God is simultaneous to the very act of love of neighbor, and that act of love of neighbor demands doing what we can for our neighbor in need. What’s the problem with that? That helps society by definition. That fills the need by definition. Why be against that for all these past years? The answer is only that this is arrogant and total hatred of both God and neighbor.
Challenge: I would like to see all those who condemn solidarity and prayer join up with volunteer fire departments, join up with law enforcement, with EMS, with the soup kitchen… Those most vocal in condemnations of thoughts and prayers, in my experience right around the world, are all about ideology, not about action. Oh, the irony. This was first starkly pushed in my face by an ideologue in Nicaragua. Meeting with him in a Marxist book store/coffee shop was a prerequisite to bringing medicine to clinics. And then the clinics were taken over by the Marxists anyway. That’s how it works when condemning solidarity and prayer.