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20-10-2011, 04:51 AM
What do you say to people...
When they ask you to "pray" for a dying relative or friend?

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20-10-2011, 07:05 AM
RE: What do you say to people...
If you dont wish to offend then I suppose you could say "I will hold then in my thoughts"

Prayers-thoughts.....pretty much the same thing.

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20-10-2011, 07:17 AM
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I usually just calmly turn to them and say with a straight face, "My praying will do nothing. It is pointless to just wish for some magical sky daddy to do something. Take the innitiative and do it yourself. Here's 20$ go buy them something to cheer them up and make their remaing time enjoyable."

I'm that suave.

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20-10-2011, 08:10 AM
RE: What do you say to people...
I've only been asked this question once and I said "It's not my place." and it ended there.

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20-10-2011, 08:55 AM
RE: What do you say to people...
(20-10-2011 07:17 AM)Hamata k Wrote:  I usually just calmly turn to them and say with a straight face, "My praying will do nothing. It is pointless to just wish for some magical sky daddy to do something. Take the innitiative and do it yourself. Here's 20$ go buy them something to cheer them up and make their remaing time enjoyable."

I'm that suave.

Ever tried a short "No."? xD

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20-10-2011, 09:10 AM
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Just saying no is not creative enough. I need my charisma to show. It's a hit with the ladies.

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20-10-2011, 01:55 PM (This post was last modified: 20-10-2011 02:02 PM by kim.)
RE: What do you say to people...
I was actually once asked to pray for a dying person. Without any forethought I said, "But, he's dying." And then quickly added, "I hope he's not in any pain." Evidently that was enough -they fucked off pretty quick.
I guess at the time, I thought it was apparent no one could do anything for him but make him comfortable. To me (and probably him) praying wasn't going to do him any good.
I hate to seem rude or callous, but I'm sure praying is never for the dying person.
I like Cetaceaphile's response; very to the point while not smacking someone in the face in a fragile moment.
They are probably already pretty angry and confused as to why God isn't saving their loved one.

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