The War Prayer

So I’m getting ready for my March 20th presentation to the Humanists of Georgia, in which I’ll be talking about Mark Twain’s freethought legacy.  In doing a little research this morning, I stumbled across this excellent animated dramatization of Twain’s short-short story “The War Prayer.”  It’s an insightful and sobering bit of prose that perfectly exposes the hypocrisy of asking God to help us maim and murder our fellow human beings.  It features the voice work of Peter Coyote and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Enjoy!

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