I feel compelled to answer the writer from Little River who is in a tizzy because a prayer was said publicly at a sporting event (April 28 letter by Ellen Carsch, “Christian prayer out of line at city baseball”).
My first suggestion is that this person get a life. To be so upset that some folks actually believe in their God enough to acknowledge/profess him publicly is proof enough that her life is lacking in that wonderful confidence.
Like it or not, this is a Christian nation, if only if one speaks of numbers. Folks like you are attempting to have the name of God taken out of every event, every venue possible. Our children do not learn of a spiritual being because of folks who are louder than the ones who should be standing up and saying “enough!” You say it is religious prejudice which compels you to write your letter. I would agree with you only in so far as the prejudice is on your part. If I were to hear a rabbi say a prayer, I would not turn myself into a knot because I am not Jewish and therefore should not be forced to listen to it because my tax dollars say I shouldn’t. What foolishness.
As a member of the Jewish faith, I trust you know what religious prejudice has done to your people. I would think you would welcome any expression of faith, whether it be animists, Zoroastrians or whatever else you throw out to impress us as to how you are nothing but a tax-paying American who feels religion is only a private matter.
Unfortunately, you come across as a member of a large group which is trying to force everyone to your sterile and empty way of thinking.
God bless you.