Lunacy: Dan Rather Claims ‘Prayer Will Not Be Enough’ to Save Us from Trump’s Evils

Bless his heart. In a Tuesday night Facebook rant reacting to The New York Times story on the Comey memo, disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather lost his mind, lecturing readers that the power of prayer “will not be enough” to save the country from the supposed crimes and evils being perpetrated by the Trump administration. 

The fake news offender admitted that he’s “end[ed] each of my days with a silent prayer for my country,” but he immediately conceded that “as of late I feel an anxiety gripping my heart and a sadness permeating my soul that seems unlike anything I have felt before.”

As a follower of Christ, it’s fair to say that everyone has moments of doubt and unbelief when things aren’t going our way or things we perceive as bad things have occurred. However, Rather’s concoction of a false idol in the form of anti-Trumpism isn’t boding well for him.

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Rather’s post became even more melodramatic as he claimed he’s hoping “as I slip off to sleep that our rapid descent into governmental chaos has hit a nadir - only to awaken to a new set of incoherent tweets or explosive headlines from top-notch reporters.”

“And with that, we are falling once again. As I fall, we fall, even further, I pray again that our Constitutional government, the great gift of our Founding Fathers, will provide a safety net to catch us before everything we hold dear is no more. I believe that is the case, but the slowly rising level of uncertainty is not to be ignored,” Rather continued.

Rather then listed eight statements about things he’s seeing right now in the country and corresponding negative emotions, with the first two on leadership and “politicians putting power and politics over principle” that has all made him “incredulous.”

The third is particularly funny, as he stated that he “see[s] lies treated as truths... and I am disgusted.” Rather’s 2004 fake news report on then-President George W. Bush was a huge nail in the coffin of the media’s credibility, so that’s worth keeping in mind whenever Rather talks about lies.

Continuing on with complaints about “justice being denied,” “norms flaunted,” and “global challenges going unaddressed,” he responded with emotions of fear, anger, and worry. The media came up as well, with Rather whining that the media is “under attack” and thus he’s furious.

Rather’s seventh statement ruled that everything has made him “exhausted” and in turn led him to alluding to how the country “somehow overcame” “dark days from the past” like Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, and 9/11, but wasn’t so sure about this. 

So, this Comey memo and the Russia investigation is somehow not able to be remedied with prayer but those far more horrifying and deadly events were? That’s not how prayer and faith works.

“We somehow overcame. And I do believe that we shall overcome, someday. Perhaps, hopefully, someday soon. But in the end, prayer will not be enough. Action, sustained action, will be required,” the liberal activists masquerading as a newsman concluded.

Nowhere in this did Rather cite Scripture from any number of Psalms, whether it’s the famous Psalm 23, 26-27, 37, or 118. Going further, Jesus told His disciples in his farewell discourse (as per John 14) to “[l]et not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”

If he is indeed a person of faith and Christian, Rather or any downtrodden lefties should take solace in Romans 13, which explained how, while we should respect our governments and other authorities, God is the ultimate authority and in our midst. 

This could go on and on, but here’s one last one via Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

While it’s perfectly fine to stand with/against the Trump administration, becoming unglued won’t solve anything. For those that somehow view Rather as a serious figure, they should expect more than this desperate assertion that prayer won’t remedy what they believe are crimes.

Here’s the full transcript of Rather’s May 16 Facebook post: 

I end each of my days with a silent prayer for my country. It has been a ritual for some time, but as of late I feel an anxiety gripping my heart and a sadness permeating my soul that seems unlike anything I have felt before.

I hope against hope as I slip off to sleep that our rapid descent into governmental chaos has hit a nadir - only to awaken to a new set of incoherent tweets or explosive headlines from top-notch reporters. And with that, we are falling once again. As I fall, we fall, even further, I pray again that our Constitutional government, the great gift of our Founding Fathers, will provide a safety net to catch us before everything we hold dear is no more. I believe that is the case, but the slowly rising level of uncertainty is not to be ignored.

I see recklessness where we need leadership... and I am deeply saddened.

I see politicians putting power and politics over principle... and I am incredulous.

I see lies treated as truths... and I am disgusted.

I see justice denied and likely obstructed.... and I am fearful.

I see norms flaunted... and I am angry.

I see global challenges going unaddressed... and I am worried.

I see the press under attack... and I am furious.

I see this, and more, so much more... and I am exhausted.

I find myself returning in my mind to dark days from the past, trying to remember how we as a nation felt, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, when Kennedy was shot, when Watergate took down a President, when terrorists rained terror from the skies. We somehow overcame. And I do believe that we shall overcome, someday. Perhaps, hopefully, someday soon.

But in the end, prayer will not be enough. Action, sustained action, will be required.

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