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Prayer For Bears

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Oct 27, 2009 7:40PM

Is it okay to pray for the success of a sports team? Or is that just getting God mixed up with Santa Claus? The Daily Herald talked to several local religious leaders and the answers vary. But our favorite quote from the entire story has to be from minister Gregory Barrette: "The idea that God takes sides in a sports contest or any other contest (for) that matter is an absurd misuse of that power. Praying that one person wins and another one loses is not prayer, it's voodoo." [via]