"Gay-lifestyle" foe D.L. Hughley and out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts joined The View today, and the results were...a whole lot of crazy coming from Elisabeth Hasselbeck and way too many prayer-obsessed hosts. The debate was whether or not President Obama should have referenced prayer regarding the BP spill. Joy Behar said no because it's not logical, which led to Hasselbeck insisting that prayer IS logical. Oh, and of course Sherri Shepherd emphatically believes prayer "works."
No, it doesn't.
Some people may take comfort from prayer, but nobody ever made anything happen from prayer. There are far too many deeply religious and deserving people whose prayers have gone unanswered for tangible results to be attributable to prayer. If you're a Christian, you're supposed to believe in God's will, and his sometimes quite hard-to-fathom plan; if you do, then you can't expect that praying for something you want to happen—however big-hearted it is—could make it happen because if it's not in God's plan to begin with it's not gonna happen.
That's if you're a Christian. If you're not a Christian, you just want these people wasting their time with prayer to get out of the way so things can get done.