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The duel: is praying a waste of time?

A selfless act of charity, or distraction from the rational world? Two contributors make their cases


Yes—Oliver Kamm: Religious liberty is precious. That much, I expect, is common ground between us. But this Jeffersonian principle shouldn’t prevent us from making moral judgments about different ways of living. Between prayer and a life of intemperate hedonism, I’ll always choose the latter. If you want to pray I’m not going to stop you,…

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