McMahan Essay 1 LITR-221 - McMahan 1 Joshua McMahan Valerie...

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McMahan 1Joshua McMahanValerie ToberLITR-221March 20, 2016WarDuring the course of a war, things happen that are not very pretty and sometimes hard toeven imagine.The American people always been a very proud and honoree individuals with astrong backing of their military.The American support, patriotism, and pride can be seen fromthe display of American flags, bumper stickers, and tee shirts can be seen everywhere from boatsto buildings.One form of support that can be seen is through the act of prayer. Often times,during a church service the preacher will ask everyone to bow their heads and pray for thesoldier’s safety and their families.What people don’t think about is the other side of theiranswered prayers.Is it wrong to pray for a loved one’s safety, without thinking how that mightaffect others?In Mark Twain’s poem “War Prayer” an older gentleman interrupts the churchservice to show the people exactly what their prayers would look like from another view point.

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