Was Obama's Prayer Really Stolen?

United States
July 28, 2008 6:02pm CST
This morning, the ladies on The View reported that someone stole the small paper with Obama's prayer that he placed in the Israeli prayer wall. My first reaction was that it was a set up to get the man publicity. I know that 200,000 people showed up in Berlin but I've been hearing reports that they walked away confused at what the hoopla over Obama is all about. He didn't impress them anymore than he does me. My guess is that the Obama camp set this whole thing up with the prayer being stolen to gain sympathy and to appeal to evangelical Christians. Well, this Christian isn't falling for it! I don't buy it for a minute! I don't find Obama or his wife sincere but simply people who will do or say whatever they have to in order to get voters. I don't intend to vote for him and pray that others see through him quickly as well.
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9 responses
• United States
28 Jul 08
they guy sname was Aleph. He said if obama was offended by that that he is sorry. He said it is sacreligous and apologized for doing it. So i guess you are calling Rabbi shmeal Rabinovitz a lier also. this is the pasture that was in control of the west wall where Obama placed the note. It is probably one big conspieracy. Please at least if you are going to patronize do it about something not so jocular. I can thnk of many reasons why people would not vote for Obama but this sounds like one of the Fox News stories.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
In the first place, I didn't call anyone a liar. I only had the information given out on the program, The View. They didn't say who the person was but my instincts said it was a set up for publicity. And, just because the guy said all those things doesn't mean that someone from the Obama team didn't pay him to do so. Also, don't tell me what to write about and what not to write about. I was giving my opinion of what I thought really happened and I'm entitled to think what I wish whether you like it or not. Also, I wasn't patronizing anyone and jocular means humorous so I'm not sure what you are talking about. You need to use a dictionary or thesaurus if you are going to use vocabulary that you don't know anything about.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
No I thought it was humorous what do you not understand?? i have thought since this story broke that it was funny and insignificant. I'm sorry if I came across a bit mean but seems like so many people are are so quick to judge. By all means please write what ever you want. With out it I would be bored. Does it seem so odd someone stole his letter?? Not to me. He is running for the strongest political position in the world. I do not think anything he can do is going to be private. Especially at this point in time.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
Danimalhite, I was about to post pretty much the same things you wrote, until I read yours. What I don't get is why people ascribe ulterior motives to everything. I've known many people who went to the Wailing Wall and left prayers there. It's what people do there. Nobody needed a press secretary to hire soebody to steal it. The guy who admitted stealing it said he thought it was very special because an American Presidential Candidaste put it there. Of course, now somebody will find an ugly conspiracy promulgated by McCain, and on and on. Maybe the campaigns wouldn't be so ugly if people actually discussed POLITICS!
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@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
29 Jul 08
Why did they wait and clap for this man? Why didnt they walk away as soon as he started his speech? i saw this charming flexible man do a cat walk-frankly he could tempt Mother Terreza and the German girls were simply being restrained by the police!!!!! The Germans and the whole world are tired of Bush and those with his kind of politics-look at how insecure we are today because of the kind of brinkmanship Bush brought to our world? If I were you, with a brother, sister, cousin, niece, father, uncle or boy/girl friend in Iraq, I would wish away every Bush and Mccain political Idea from my head! I would give support to Obama without any specks of Bigotry in my head-otherwise this post is a campaign agenda for old man Mccain-i like him though, but let me like him without and nagging prejudice!
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 08
I am a person with friends serving in Iraq and it is for that reason I support McCain. The strategy Obama supports in Iraq is the EXACT same thing that ended up costing us so many lives in Vietnam. I do not have an issue with Obama's race, despite the negative coverage the world sees on race relations in this country, we have come far from the image portrayed in the world by the media who take isolated examples and tout it as the status quo. Look at our congres, presidential cabinate, large corperations, and law firms and what do you see? High level positions being held by black americans. Not because these people whined about institutinal racism, but because they worked their arses off to getthere like every other person in the same positions. I know this wasn't the general scope of the thread but I felt I had to address this. I also wish to add thatit really doesn't matter to a great many people in this country how much germany loved him, the people of Germany aren't voting for him and people here can't help but think that this whole "tour" of his has doen nothing but prove he can schmooz and spread on the B.S. like every other typical politician.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I was having the same thoughts you expressed in your post, whether the prayer on the wall thing was just another media ploy to make Obama appear to be a devout God worshipping person just concerned for his family and others. Ha! You can't deny the rest of your life by leaving a prayer at the wall.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 08
I don't really think it was a set up. I'd more think the college student who did it saw an opertunity to make themselves a big deal by passing on the prayer to the Isreali press, I don't know if she was paid by the paper or not so I can't say if that was the motivation. I can't imagine though that she didn't realize how big a deal it was, the wall is one of the most sacred sites in judeaism and I'm sure such things are impressed on them at a pretty early age.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I like how you make up a scenario and then proudly claim that you aren't convinced by it. Great. Now how about some proof that the 'prayer incident' was staged?
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• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Good day.. Honestly if I could "steal" any letters form any US presidentiables I would. Who knows if that candidate wins then his/her letter would be priceless in terms of historical value and I can say I have a piece of that history in my own private box. I think it's not that impossible that someone could have taken it if they could. just my two cents.
• United States
30 Jul 08
My first reaction to your comment makes me wonder about your integrity. You obviously don't know the difference between right and wrong. Yes, it is possible, based on your perspective, that someone might have stolen it but my perspective is that Obama is doing anything and everything to get publicity and I think that the piece of paper wouldn't be near as valuable as the publicity he might gain.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I don't know about all the hoopla going on about the prayer Obama left in the Prayer wall being stolen. I didn't even know he left one since I haven't watched the news much lately with my grandkids using the TV for playing games. But my take on this is that a 'paper prayer' doesn't mean a thing. Prayers are to be spoken to the Lord, not written and left in a wall. Maybe this is the Israeli/jewish custom, but it's not the custom of Christians. Paper prayers won't go passed where they are placed, but the prayers of Christians can reach God's own ear.
• United States
30 Jul 08
I agree that it's not at all necessary to write a prayer down and put the paper in a wall to reach God. In fact, from my relationship with God for more than 45 years, I can tell you that unless you are genuinely speaking to Him in faith once you are saved, He doesn't hear it because God doesn't hear prayers of unbelief. His Word says that He responds to faith and His Word prayed to Him. From what I heard of Obama's prayer, it was just a stereotypical group of words. I guess that if I believed God would be paying attention to what I was writing down, I'd want it to be more sincere and personal than what I heard on "The View" the other day. It just seemed so fake and like something he wanted to have read. That's why I don't buy that the stolen paper wasn't a set up of sorts.
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Hello Whimsystoryteller, I'd say that it's a fair bet that we'll never know if it was a set-up, or not. What is interesting, and which should not be lost to any other hype is that you are not alone. Many Americans have suggested an equally conspiratorial theory. Which can mean only one thing: there a that many Americans who believe that Sen. Obama is capable of such an act. Which, of course means that there are that many Americans who distrust Sen. Obama. That screams volumes!
• United States
30 Jul 08
I'm glad I'm not the only one who is suspicious of this guy. He may be an okay person but the way that he flip-flops back and forth between what he thinks and what he believes makes his ability to lead this country very questionable. I just hope enough people question his ability to lead enough to vote for McCain instead. I'm not an overly big McCain fan but I think he's the better choice of the two we have to choose from.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I am soooo with you 100%, my friend. Not buying into it and not voting for him either.