"You mean wishing? Perhaps that movie Agora will shed some light on... prayer. IMHO, it's just laziness, inability to think critically. Corporations are guilty too of laziness and socio/environmental pollution but I'd say the ones that fall…"
"You should pray any time you believe that the devine inerrent creator of the universe has screwed up in his plans for you life. Of course this does put one in the uncomfortable posistion of assuming that you know more than he does. I've also…"
"I don't mean to be a jerk here, but this is the same as saying: Damn, I KNOW I left my keys in my pants yesterday!
But if they're not there, you're simply wrong. Sometimes people are wrong. Sometimes many, many smart people are…"
"I'm with the rest of you calling BS on a single gene creating something like this, but if we pretend there is for a second, does that mean religion can be cured with gene therapy?
Interesting question and, oddly enough, it puts them in the…"
"If someone tried to engage me in a religious discussion at work, I'd politely bow out and suggest that it's not one of the things I'm willing to talk about in the workplace. Chalk it up to professional standards and how minor…"
So I think that salary is definitely location based. I took a peek at your profile to see where you live.
1) I'm not sure. Are you the kind of atheist that is anti-religion or the kind that just doesn't want to be bothered by it? Do…"
"This is exactly the kind of thing I was interested in. I knew there must be more to it than just "Hey god I want a new bike for xmas". There's definitely been some extremely smart Christians and it was hard for me to believe that all…"
"Wow I hear jokes about saying like 50+ Hail Mary's, etc but I had no idea that actually happened. Is the repetition supposed to be for god or for you? Didn't anyone ever wonder why he didn't hear it the first time?"
"When you pray and how much you pray varies between denominations. Catholics are more ritualistic in their faith, so they tend to pray more (although it tends to be more reciting the rosary and such than praying for specific events to occur).
"Well, when I was a christian, I was in a "constant state of prayer", so "god" was already aware of the cat in my lap, and therefore I would just ask "Heavenly Father" or "Oh Lord" for guidance.
"Praying - Whenever actually doing something about a situation is too hard and wishing about it to your imaginary friend is so much easier.
As an ex-catholic, I hated Good Friday as a kid when they used to do the "Stations of the Cross".…"
"America does have pretty poor science education, but you're not alone. Most of the western world doesn't have education that matches its actual technological level. Canada has pretty much the exact same education system. European reporters…"
"Having been a professor and research scientist at several large western universities, I have had an opportunity to assess the cognitive ability required for success in the various majors and programs. In my opinion, based on having reviewed several…"