Have you forgotten how to pray aswell?
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31-12-2013, 07:58 AM
Have you forgotten how to pray aswell?
I dont know how praying is done where you live or grew up. Where I live there is a very traditional prayr which pritty much is used during every occasion. The "Father unser" - "Our father" - which is your typical boring catholic cermon.

Now, I didn`t have to go to church anymore when I was about 7 or 8 years old, and we really didnt pray much at home.

And just now, when I decided to not read the "Atheist prayer" thread because it is too long, I noticed that I have forgotten this prayr. And that in fact I had forgoten how to pray at all.

You?

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31-12-2013, 08:24 AM
RE: Have you forgotten how to pray aswell?
(31-12-2013 07:58 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  I dont know how praying is done where you live or grew up. Where I live there is a very traditional prayr which pritty much is used during every occasion. The "Father unser" - "Our father" - which is your typical boring catholic cermon.

Now, I didn`t have to go to church anymore when I was about 7 or 8 years old, and we really didnt pray much at home.

And just now, when I decided to not read the "Atheist prayer" thread because it is too long, I noticed that I have forgotten this prayr. And that in fact I had forgoten how to pray at all.

You?

Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel........

Then something about

.........Vergib uns unsere Suenden und fuehre uns nicht in Versuchung.

That's all I remember, I prayed until I was 10.

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31-12-2013, 08:29 AM
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(31-12-2013 08:24 AM)Dom Wrote:  Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel........

Then something about

.........Vergib uns unsere Suenden und fuehre uns nicht in Versuchung.

That's all I remember, I prayed until I was 10.

It simply has no relevants in life does it?

Why pray? That`s my personal attitude. When in troubles I should focuse on my strenghs to pull me out of this mess rather than focusing on hoping for some wonderous helping hand out of nowhere.

I guess you dont even need to be an atheist to forget how to pray. One simply needs to be a human who focuses on working for his own life and those of others.

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31-12-2013, 08:39 AM (This post was last modified: 31-12-2013 08:44 AM by Vipa.)
RE: Have you forgotten how to pray aswell?
Just talk to yourself and that's that Tongue

The only prayer I've ever known as a child was some old food-blessing thing. My mom thought it would be fun holding hands and whatnot. Well it wasn't, even back then. Since I refused to do it we eventually ended up just saying "Guten Appetit/bon appétit" while holding hands.
I can't remember the words either.

A christian friend of mine made me pray aka talk to god for a week a while ago and see what happens (...the things you do for good friends ~.~ ..). In his eyes that is pretty much what praying is: talking/thinking while thinking you want to or do reach out to god. Personal reflection time or silent worhip - I can't decide, but I'm certainly still an atheist.
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31-12-2013, 08:44 AM
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Praying is a release. It shifts the burden of life onto an imaginary being and relieves you of responsibility for yourself. If done right, it also releases dopamine which calms you.

Humming, chanting, singing, eating chocolate, smoking dope and many other things have the same effect.

Cursing works too, albeit no dopamine there. Smile

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31-12-2013, 08:44 AM
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(31-12-2013 07:58 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  I dont know how praying is done where you live or grew up. Where I live there is a very traditional prayr which pritty much is used during every occasion. The "Father unser" - "Our father" - which is your typical boring catholic cermon.

Now, I didn`t have to go to church anymore when I was about 7 or 8 years old, and we really didnt pray much at home.

And just now, when I decided to not read the "Atheist prayer" thread because it is too long, I noticed that I have forgotten this prayr. And that in fact I had forgoten how to pray at all.

You?

It is not only typical for the catholics , it is also the most common prayer for the orthodox .
I believe it is from the Sermon on the mount.

In Latin

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

In English

OUR FATHER, who are in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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31-12-2013, 08:49 AM
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I was Catholic and prayed until I was about 19 or 20. That was over 30 years ago, but I still remember the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. I used to know all the prayers to pray the rosary, but I have forgotten the rest of them. I can't even name them at this point, but I remember there was a certain one at the beginning and another at the end, neither of which I remember now.

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31-12-2013, 08:54 AM
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Oh god, I used to have to pray the rosary after confession, to repent for my imaginary sins, on my knees, in church where everyone could see just how much you had to repent.

I don't remember a damn thing about the prayers, except that there were tons of them and most of them repetition.

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31-12-2013, 08:55 AM
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I was spared of that.

My father wouldnt let my mum send me to confession because he was suspicious of the priest.

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31-12-2013, 08:56 AM
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We never had prayer recitations in the denomination I was raised in. It was just some talking like "dear god, thank you for blah blah blah, please help us blahblahblah, etc... Amen" prayers could last anywhere from 30 seconds to fifteen minutes, depending on the leader of the prayer.
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