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On Prayer

Prayer, it’s what the sanctimonious do when they feel bad about doing absolutely nothing, but don’t actually want to help.

Prayer, not helping anyone in this photograph

It’s also what a certain brand of faith freak does if they want to think they’ve got power over you. They’ll tell you that they are praying for you, even though you don’t believe in their gods, and find it offensive that they think they’ve got the right to force something on you. All a bit….rapey, kind of….

So, if you’re watching TV and see something horrible happening to people elsewhere in the world, and you don’t really give a flying fuck about them but want your peers to think you do, gather your friends and have a little pray. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even fool your god into believing that you’re more than a self centred prick?

The rest of us will be doing something useful.

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3 thoughts on “On Prayer

  1. James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.1 Tim 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.Phil 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.Our prayers are SO important, that they are stored in Heaven in golden vials!Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

  2. You've never been able to answer: What do YOU do, or atheist organizations, ever do that is USEFUL?Didn't think so.Christians pray, but what makes you think it stops there? I love atheist "logic", it's so cute and amusing.

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