Proving that prayer is superstition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH0rFZIqo8A&list=WL3DB291F0C3DC9DC9
I should have kept track of how many people told me they were praying for me as I face the challenges of breast cancer. Of course I thanked them for their thought, however the thought of prayer is an irrelevant thought, the act of prayer is a cheap action and a prayer linked with a tithe to a religious organization is a fraud.

I would far rather a person would think about ways to support a person facing such a challenge, or write a check to cancer research, or join with others in a campaign to fight cancer.

Prayer is a superstition and should be treated as such.

Views: 89

Replies to This Discussion

Joan,

This has been posted elsewhere on Nexus, but it makes me laugh every time I think about it.  I hope I have the grace when someone says they will pray for me, to come back with this response:

 

 

"Don't pray for me. Make me a sandwich!"

Peanut butter and jelly, please, on whole wheat. And make it peach jelly. I like that.

Also, Hemant Mehta, who has to be one of the nicest, more intelligent people out there.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vNjEbPfc...

the entire discussion is here. I tried to make the URL so it starts at the "I'll Pray For You" issue but it didn't work. The issue starts at issue #11, which is about 6min 40 sec..

Better keep track of the people who don't pray for you!

;-) 

The one aspect of prayer that might be useful is the concentration on a problem. But a diary or any piece of paper you use to make maps of the things you don't understand well enough, is far more useful.

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service