A praytheist is an atheist who prays anyway.

I am one.

And I love Jesus.

I’m quite sure he never walked on water; but equally sure he preached love, justice, and compassion, which may be even more terrific.

So I’m praytheing that everyone who cares about love, justice, and compassion will vote today* . . .

. . . and for the party that is — generally speaking — for the needy, not the greedy . . . the struggling middle class, not the idle rich (not that I have anything against the idle rich, for one of whom I could reasonably be mistaken) . . . the gentle, not the violent . . . the embracing, not the intolerant.

For hope, not fear.

For “the people,” not the powerful.

For tikkun olam. (Jesus was, after all, Jewish.)

Whichever party you think that is.


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Okay, okay.  I’ll give you a hint.  It’s not the Republicans.  There are loads of wonderful, compassionate Republicans — I know a ton of them.  But even many of them are voting Democrat today.

*Roger Angell — at 98! — makes a compelling case for that.


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