In the "Dear Abby" column today Abby answers a question that is similar to one posted here about how to respond to those who say they will pray for you when they know you are dealing with illness or…Continue
"But, but... it's so much EASIER than actually doing something to help! ;)
Did you see the prayer by Rev. Black in the Senate that the fiscal cliff crisis would be resolved? Super helpful that they all stopped working to listen to him pray,…"
""I'll pray for you."
Interesting how those who utter this don't recognize that by saying this, they are only appeasing themselves. Nobody needs to hear this, whether they are religious or not. Telling someone you will…"
"I understand your anger. When there is a tragedy and people are interviewed on tv they often say, "thank god, I've been spared." I wonder what they think of the people who haven't been spared? Did god get them,…"
" I do understand, but take the devout Jewish lady who had two hens, and one got sick. She prayed for the sick hen to get better and nothing happened. Then she killed the healthy hen to make chicken soup for the sick one.
"A petition will not show up in the search feature of the site until it gets 150 signatures. Thus you have to either have lots of friends in person or social media to get it to show up.
There aren't even 150 people in town here. And I am not on…"
"Thanks Ceil, I finally got to see it. Just another suck it up and smile response seems to be her answer.
Btw I did mention to two prayers that I really needed someone to transport the dog to the groomer and maybe run the vacuum around for me. Dog…"
"SB. Abigail Van Buren (not her real name) is dead. The column is now being done by her daughter. Same dime store philosophy and advice her Momma used to shell out for fun and profit. Abby Jr. should have listened to John Prine.
"Found it. I guess your problem with getting signatures is that people have to sign up on the site and give the GOV their email addresses and zip codes in order to have their voices heard. I can see why many (but not so many) might object…"
"I have not had tragedy in my life since I was homeless some years ago, and I learned from that experience a response: Thank you, but I could use something practical like food or shelter. Can you help?
That can be adapted for the issue of a family…"
"Had the same problem when my mom was dying. Didn't have the strength to deal with it then. Now, as I age, I find myself less and less understanding of those who want to pray for me, for good weather for the church carnival, etc.
"It is located on the White House petition Website. It cannot even become visible for searching until it reaches 150 signatures, and President Obama says he will address any petition that reaches 25,000.
The petition is located at: http://wh.gov/R1cx"
"Okay, so I just discovered this site a little while ago (few months maybe) and am not yet a frequent visitor but I have no idea what you're talking about when you say you have a petition. Where is it located? Is there some way you…"
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