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Public prayer fanatics borrow page from enemy’s script.

“This is really an argument between two kinds of prayer–vertical and horizontal. I don’t have the slightest problem with vertical prayer. It is horizontal prayer that frightens me. Vertical prayer is private, directed upward toward heaven. It need not be spoken aloud, because God is a spirit and has no ears. Horizontal prayer must always be audible, because its purpose is not to be heard by God, but to be heard by fellow men standing within earshot.”

Great editorial by Roger Ebert about the separation of church and state and the issue of prayer in schools.

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Great quote. Of course, there will always be fanatics who argue that God *does* have ears. Ay, ay, ay…

Panchesco | 3 May 2003