Richard Bott posted some stuff that reminded me of a similar discussion we were having about a year ago. He is talking about how uneasy some people get when he prays for God's blessings on Saddam Hussein.

Such prayers were by and large absent in last years response to the tragedy. It seems to reveal our true colors, and how serious we are about Christ when one of his most challenging and specific commands to his followers is to "... Do good to those who hate you. Pray for the happiness of those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." The words of Christ aren't compatible with the ideals of anger and revenge.

I wrote this a couple weeks after the disaster last year.