Jun 22, 2010

Enjoy the VIEW?

So, I don't usually watch the VIEW, but since it's summer vacation... Well, I was at the gym finishing my cardio when they show started. They were commenting on Obama's prayer about the BP scandal and Janeane Garofalo said that the prayer was "anti-intellectual and just sort of a waste of time." I was appalled by this statement and couldn't pry myself away from the machine I was done working on.

Then Elisabeth became outraged and Joy continued to keep the the heat going by saying that people who pray have lost a sense of reality. Elisabeth called her a bigot and things got heated. Sherry tried to smooth it over by saying that people pray all the time for things and obviously PEOPLE have NO control over this damn gas leak, that in my opinion, has been going on for FAR too long!

I was appalled by the things I was hearing on this show today. It's "anti-intelligent" and I have LOST REALITY when I pray. I'm sorry, but that is the farthest thing from reality and really makes me sick!

I have to admit that there was a time in my life when I would only pray when I needed something or times were bad, but recently I have begun praying every morning for myself, loved ones and others. I have noticed a change in my perspective and my life. I am no longer that bitter, angry woman. (Maybe Ms. Garofalo could take some tips, she doesn't seem like the most "happy" person I've ever seen!)I know that being a Christian doesn't mean a life free from drama and heartache, but it DOES mean a life of knowing that God is walking beside you.

I'm sorry. Anyone who can go through something as hard as infertility, stay together AND still have a strong faith in God couldn't have gotten through the heart break without prayer. I feel if more people took the time to pray for themselves and others, this world would be a better place! I'm sorry, but I was completely disgusted by Joy Behar and Janeane Garofalo today. Really, who are the anti-intelligent ones? If praying and believing in God make you crazy, then lock me away and throw away the key...I'm certifiably crazy! Sorry, I couldn't let this one go. I'm off my soapbox now!


Christina said...

I didn't think this would ever happen, but I'm with Elisabeth Hasselback on this one!

Courtney said...

That makes me so angry! I would have been appalled to hear those awful comments too. I believe 100% in the power of prayer. It's too bad that there are so many idiots out there making such appalling comments.

Jennifer said...

Another reason I can't watch The View! Everytime I happen to flip past it I am sickened by the mean way in which these women debate. This makes me just plain angry. Prayer is not about being intellectual. It is about asking or thanking God for something. It is about just talking to God and having a relationship with Him. I with you...lock me up and throw away the key because I am proud of that relationship I have with Him!

Stacey said...

AGREED! There's no way I could have made it this far without the power of prayer.

I can't watch that show... makes me too mad!!!

Life Happens said...

I always feel bad for Elisabeth on that show because she is ALWAYS defending herself and her values. The rest of those women are the ones that are anti-intellegent! They are unbelievable sometimes.