Status: Stupidity in the news
Just a week ago there was a town in Texas praying for rain
. Before that we saw prayer as a treatment for cancer
. Now a town in England is going to encourage local residents to pray for less crime
. I'm sensing a trend:
The Lincolnshire branch of the Christian Police Association is setting up a "Prayer Watch" scheme to alert Christians to local crimes. As well as encouraging worshippers to keep an eye out on their churches and each other, the police said the scheme would allow Christians to use prayer to help catch criminals. "It's largely geared to protecting congregations and church properties which are pretty vulnerable places, but with the added bolt-on aspect of prayer," a Lincolnshire police spokesman told Reuters Wednesday.
I assume this is like a Christian version of the Maharishi Effect
. And doubtless just as effective!