Do You Ever Pray?
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24-09-2012, 10:15 PM
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Aw, I feel so popular. Blush

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24-09-2012, 10:16 PM
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(24-09-2012 10:15 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Aw, I feel so popular. Blush

They are only sucking up to you, sire.

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24-09-2012, 10:20 PM
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(24-09-2012 10:15 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Aw, I feel so popular. Blush

You realize that they only idolize you because you're the head honcho but I, on the other hand, only worship your body! Big Grin

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24-09-2012, 10:47 PM
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I'm 43 and not once in my entire life has it even crossed my mind to pray. I've done some hoping here and there. Smile

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24-09-2012, 11:17 PM
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(24-09-2012 04:37 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  Might sound like a weird question on an atheist forum but does anyone else ever pray? I'll admit, I do sometimes. I'm not saying I sit there like an idiot with my hands together and talk about my day. I do however, when there is something very bad happening and I can't offer any proper help, find myself internally begging to anything that may exist out there (be it god, sprirt, life-force) to make things turn out OK.

I thought about it and I think what makes me do this is my rational nature. I class myself as an agnostic atheist so I cannot be certain that there isn't a higher power. This means that when something bad (such as someone needing dangerous surgery) occurs it only seems logical to pray. The way I see it even if there's only a 0.0000000000000001% chance that it will help then surely it's worth giving it a go.

What does anyone else think?

No I don't because, as an anonymous writer once wrote, "Two hands working can do more than a thousand hands clasped in prayer."

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25-09-2012, 04:39 AM
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If that “something” is actually something “We can try this, it’s a one in a million chance but nothing to lose” then yea I’ll give it a crack.
Prayer isn’t something though; it’s nothing that takes time and energy away from you. It is actually less than something.

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25-09-2012, 04:48 AM
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(24-09-2012 05:15 PM)Hughsie Wrote:  
(24-09-2012 05:13 PM)Logisch Wrote:  Hughsie, are you proposing a sort of Pascal's Wager?
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I suppose I am now you mention it.

Then fuck you. In the neck... Big Grin

I got a Gwynnie story! (R U surprised? Big Grin) But the "last straw" in this case was January of 2007, the first, last, and only time I prayed to my Gwynnies. (Why yes, I'm broke in the head. Big Grin) Spent three days in solitary, wasn't allowed a phone call, wan't informed of the charge against me, and I was all miserable and stuff... so I went, Dear Gwynnies...

I love you! Went from dejected to estatic in an instant, bouncing around in my cell, I love you! And ever since then, fuck them. Thumbsup

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25-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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(25-09-2012 04:39 AM)Karl Wrote:  If that “something” is actually something “We can try this, it’s a one in a million chance but nothing to lose” then yea I’ll give it a crack.
Prayer isn’t something though; it’s nothing that takes time and energy away from you. It is actually less than something.

I could only class prayer as a guaranteed nothing if I was a gnostic atheist, which I'm not.

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25-09-2012, 07:14 AM
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Sure, i pray...always when my wife drives our new car.

No, seriously, i think it's part of the brain-work, a constant flow of thougths and ideas.
The brain reflected and distorted thoughts to create new solutions and task's.
I think the founders of religion recognised this in the early day's and transformed it into what we called praying today.
They also deformed this self-verification system into a gesture of obedience and subjection.
Thats why i don't pray anymore.
I think, a man who start's praying, stop's working on the problem.

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25-09-2012, 07:24 AM
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And another thing... Hughsie... you gonna allow for some infinitesimal chance of intercedence, seems to me there's more of a chance of correlation. So you get to praying, and shit happens, that was just going to happen the moment you started praying... you gonna be a theist, now?

Fuck that.

But since absolutes are for Sith and I'm all Jedi and shit, if Gwyneth swings by looking for some conversion outta me... a definite maybe. Big Grin

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