Elizabeth Edwards on prayer
Salon has a nice piece on Elizabeth Edwards and her reflections on religious faith, God, and cancer. This will likely spur a post in the future but I figure it's just best to leave the article and words as is.
I have, I think, somewhat of an odd version of God. I do not have an intervening God. I don't think I can pray to him -- or her -- to cure me of cancer.
I appreciate other people's prayers for [a cure for her cancer], but I believe that we are given a set of guidelines, and that we are obligated to live our lives with a view to those guidelines.
And I don't that believe we should live our lives that way for some promise of eternal life, but because that's what's right. We should do those things because that's what's right.