"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.
though I am more agnostic about prayer than anything else, my dad had surgery today.
"I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
I don't believe in the power of prayer, but I do believe in the power of positive thinking. I also believe I can alter my reality through my thoughts, so I will surely try to do this to help your friends out OP.
Here's my polite request that this NOT turn into a debate on the existense of God or any sectarian divisions. Anyone is welcome to post requests here, and I think we have other topics for those other discussions. Thanks.