Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
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11-09-2013, 09:09 PM
RE: Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
I thank them for their pleas to their imaginary friend.

I then offer the services of my friend Marcel the talking marmoset. It's not my fault they can't see or hear him.

All information in the above post is my own opinion and will not
necessarily be logically sound or conform to reality as we know it.

You have been warned. Tongue
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11-09-2013, 09:37 PM
RE: Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
Yeah,it really depends on where the're coming from.
If they mean "i support you,tell me what i can do" i say thanks


if they use it like "fuck this argument. I win cuz i say i pray to you" then its "keep living in fantasy land bro

I don't really like going outside.
It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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11-09-2013, 09:46 PM
RE: Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
Thanks. I'll be thinking for YOU.

"IN THRUST WE TRUST"

"We were conservative Jews and that meant we obeyed God's Commandments until His rules became a royal pain in the ass."

- Joel Chastnoff, The 188th Crybaby Brigade
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11-09-2013, 10:20 PM
RE: Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
(11-09-2013 11:20 AM)GenerationWhy Wrote:  Whenever I go through some sort of crisis or hardship, I have very nice people saying, "I'll pray for you" or some variation thereof to me. I generally try to be gracious and say, simply, "Thank you." Does anybody else have any thoughts on this? I used to say, "That means a lot to me," but if I'm being honest, it really doesn't.

By far, my favorite response was the one Daniel Dennett thought of while he was recovering from his brush with death. He wrote an essay about how thankful he was getting through the experience, Thank Goodness.
http://www.edge.org/conversation/thank-goodness

Best part from the essay:
" I have resisted the temptation to respond "Thanks, I appreciate it, but did you also sacrifice a goat?" I feel about this the same way I would feel if one of them said "I just paid a voodoo doctor to cast a spell for your health." What a gullible waste of money that could have been spent on more important projects! Don't expect me to be grateful, or even indifferent. I do appreciate the affection and generosity of spirit that motivated you, but wish you had found a more reasonable way of expressing it. "
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11-09-2013, 10:23 PM
RE: Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
Daniel Dennett is such a classy guy.

All information in the above post is my own opinion and will not
necessarily be logically sound or conform to reality as we know it.

You have been warned. Tongue
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12-09-2013, 11:59 PM
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I usually go for awkward silence + smile + half-nod.

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15-09-2013, 09:57 PM
RE: Best response to somebody sincerely saying, "I'm praying for you"
This is in the same league of what I've been getting from people that I used to attend church with.
They say 'we really miss you in church' **sad smile, head tilt**

Makes me want to scream and shout. (and let it all out)

I'm not normally like this.
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