Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal made me think about Voltaire again. In an email to supporters, O'Neal wrote
At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!
and then recommended Psalm 109:8 which reads
Let his days be few; and let another take his office
This verse is followed by this, in Psalm 109:9
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
As Volatire astutely noted, religious intolerance always leads to fanaticism and savage, inhuman action.