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Condescending conversation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 29, 2013. 11 Replies

How do you respond when a theist says "I'll pray for you?" I know the best reply is simply "thank you." But what if a theist offers prayer immediately after learning you are an atheist?A couple years…Continue

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Joan Denoo replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"Stop the denial of reality. What is, is. There is a reason. Become part of the solution, not part of the problem. Thanks to Loren Miller for the "Make me a sandwich!!""
Jun 29, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"Instead of praying, identify the underlying cause of the problem and then think and act to make necessary changes. Praying for someone with cancer may have an underlying cause that can be found by looking for it. With so many having cancer, and so…"
Jun 29, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"We were able to find preventive, treatment and cures for TB, small pox, mumps, scarlet fever, we can find a prevention for cancer. Get off your knees, stop putting your hands together, and join with others to find a preventive measure. Only by…"
Jun 29, 2013
Daniel Bottorff replied to Shawn Maple's discussion Hello!!
"Well, the lack of friends growing up led to some social anxiety issues, but then I joined the army and got over most of that. As for the educational aspect, I'd say it went great. I scored so high on the pre-enlistment tests, that I could have…"
Jun 29, 2013
Sentient Biped replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"It's just really funny that your old pot dealer is praying for you.  While stoned.   I know, there isn't one word in the bible about pot.  Or about any other herbal delight.  Alcohol had a mixed rep, but basically…"
Jun 29, 2013
matthew greenberg replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"Loren, as usual, your response is worth it's weight in gold. "
Jun 29, 2013
Daniel Bottorff replied to Shawn Maple's discussion Hello!!
"You're not alone, Shawn! I was also raised in a christian household. I abandoned faith when I was around 9 years old after reading an old book by David Attenborough, and also after reading the bible. I was home-schooled after the third grade,…"
Jun 29, 2013
Daniel Bottorff replied to Atheist Andrea's discussion Are you open about being an atheist or are you in the closet?
"I'm open about it in the sense that if someone directly asks me what I believe, I tell them. Other than that I don't bring it up, because what I believe is nobody's business. Then again, when it comes to the door-to-door bible…"
Jun 29, 2013
Daniel Bottorff replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"Oh, absolutely! Haha"
Jun 29, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"Actually, now that I think about it, "make me a sandwich" is the perfect retort under the conditions you experienced.  I mean, don't the munchies almost automatically go with being stoned?"
Jun 29, 2013
Daniel Bottorff replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"Thank you for the reply, Loren, and for sharing that video! That's hilarious."
Jun 29, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"I will set aside my Victorian upbringing and say thank you for giving me further evidence that being stoned isn't all that bad. I wish I had known that when I discovered that my purpose in life wasn't to serve, but to participate in…"
Jun 29, 2013
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Loren Miller replied to Daniel Bottorff's discussion Condescending conversation
"This is a topic which has been discussed before (and probably multiple times) on A|N, probably because the whole "I'll pray for you" scenario is so prevalent.  Any number of responses have been proposed, ranging from…"
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Condescending conversation

How do you respond when a theist says "I'll pray for you?" I know the best reply is simply "thank you." But what if a theist offers prayer immediately after learning you are an atheist?A couple years ago my old pot dealer and his girlfriend were hanging out in my apartment, and like most stoned conversations go, we started talking about deep subjects and religion came up. It was at this point in the conversation that I let him know that I am an atheist. He sat there for a moment, and said…See More
Jun 29, 2013

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At 5:25am on June 28, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Daniel    
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3860 members.

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