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Do you ever "pray"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Aug 28, 2010. 59 Replies

 

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Bill replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"Praying is religious people's way of feeling like they are doing something to solve a problem without actually doing something to solve it.  It's mental masturbation really."
Aug 28, 2010
Roy The Infidel replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"What I'm curious about is this: Sometimes when I am in great pain (suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux mostly) I have thought something along the lines of "If anyone is out there listening, please make my pain go away." No. I…"
Jul 25, 2010
Grace Fitzpatrick replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"When my children are hurt or sick, I sometimes do. I know it won't work, but when it comes to my kids, I would move mountains if I thought it might help. I prayed at my dad's funeral I think just out of habit from years of praying in…"
Jul 25, 2010
Olga Spelts (Human Bean) replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"I dont see anything wrong with it. Its simply your brain trying to reach out. I think it can have positive effects too since its a mental process (either innate or learned) that helps people project outside of themselves to gather strength and…"
Jul 24, 2010
Blade Of The Bunny replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"I like your explanation. I still cry out for my mom even though she's been gone for 17 years."
Jul 24, 2010
Logan Grado replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"Your just covering your bases dude. Nothing to be ashamed of. All evidence suggests that the desire for a god developed from that of imaginary friends and parental figures combined, so you are simply calling out for help. It doesn't really…"
Jul 24, 2010
Prog Rock Girl replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"I have the same affliction Derek. It is the worst pain I've ever experienced and when I have it it makes me look kind of crazy. The best thing for me to do is pace and I also sometimes hold my arms up to make myself as gravitationally upright…"
Jul 21, 2010
Gary C. replied to Derek's discussion Do you ever "pray"?
"I have prayed a handful of times for God to turn my lights off so I didn't have to get out of my bed to do it. Guess what? That fucker didn't do it for me, and they say this guy made the universe. He can't even figure out how to turn…"
Jul 20, 2010

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Welcome to Atheist Nexus. Be sure to check out the Groups page to find like-minded people. And don't be shy about the "About Me" section. That's how we'll get to know you.

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You are a brave man in Biblebelt Land.
We welcome you to Atheist Nexus and the world of commonsense.
Enjoy the freedom of thought and visit the specialist groups.
At 5:56am on December 27, 2008, Fr33think3r said…
Welcome Ryan.

It would help us get to know you if we knew a little more about you.
 
 
 

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