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  •  I consider the public prayer silly (6+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, side pocket, blueoasis, vcmvo2, PinHole, cai

    and mere pandering to the electorate.

    As an atheist, I'm bemused by those who actually believe that someone/something/someIT hears their prayers, but do see the emotional therapy that prayer offers beyond religious mysticism.  So, I tend to feel sympathy for those who pray on various things, most of the time . . . unless it's entirely self-serving and selfish, such as for a football to be caught, etc.  Then, it's just plain stupid and childish, IMHO.

    No, this is pandering, so the choice is pandering to some segment(s), too.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:07:55 PM PST

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    •  It turns out that I am not an atheist (7+ / 0-)

      ...which makes it even more horrifying for me. Do people have no sense of personal dignity in public?

      That's why god invented bathrooms, closets, and churches.

      Denial is a drug.

      by Pluto on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:22:51 PM PST

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      •  That Jesus fellow they claim to devoutly follow (2+ / 0-)
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        said something about that, I believe.  Go into your closet and pray.  But many Christians don't have much use for what most of the son of their god's actual message.

        © cai Visit to join the fight against global warming.

        by cai on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:15:04 PM PST

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