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04 September 2006 @ 11:31 pm
Armor of God  
When I saw the new Armor of God pajamas I was reminded of the following prayer. I mean, what could be more appropriate after you've terrorized your small children with the idea that they might die tonight while they sleep?

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I awake
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Cheerful, isn't it? No wonder I had nightmares throughout my early childhood. But today's moms can then send their kids off to bed well protected in Armor of God pajamas. I'm sure it's only a matter of time until the whole family can wrap themselves in Armor of God sheets and sleep on Armor of God pillowcases, all snug and secure in their fundamentalist fantasy.

Bill Maher suggests that these pajamas would go well with the KKK hoods. But I think it looks like the little ones are all ready to march to the Middle East and lead the new Crusades.
thtreladythtrelady on September 5th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
My great grandmother was so horrified by that prayer she re-wrote it for her children and I said her version growing up - every night

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray my Lord my soul to keep
Lord tomorrow, if you will
Make me happy, kind and good

It may not rhyme as well, but as a child - who notices? And my brother ended up saying "kind of good" which my mom decided was a close as he was going to get anyway.
Tapatitapati on September 7th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
That is a much nicer version. I ought to play around with that prayer and see if I can come up with an alternative that still rhymes.

"kind of good" LOL!
crushednchurned on September 6th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
Tapatitapati on September 7th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, there really is a high creepiness factor.