Comment by Sophie on April 16, 2011 at 10:06pm
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Comment by Natalie on May 11, 2011 at 6:08pm
Damn Strait!
Comment by frankie on May 30, 2011 at 10:22am
love it
Comment by matt.clerke on June 19, 2013 at 7:06pm

Angela, the difference is: we don't expect our hope or wishes to change anything and when things do work out as hoped, we don't claim our hopes and wishes made a difference.

Comment by Doug Reardon on June 19, 2013 at 10:17pm

Amen, brother!

Comment by Ron Humphrey on June 20, 2013 at 5:09am

Prayer has to be one of the most useless endeavors that any human can engage in.

Comment by Emperor Milos on June 20, 2013 at 8:54am

Haha, I had so many people pissed at me when the Tsunami happened in Japan and I posted a rant along those lines on my FB.

Comment by Mr_Swami on September 20, 2013 at 10:05am

The difference between praying and wishing is that prayer, by definition, is the desire for the intercession or some other help of a deity. That deity either doesn't exist, or if S/He does, can't or won't get involved, and, historically, simply hasn't. Wishing or "hoping" involves desiring that turn of events, luck, or, whatever, goes in a way that benefits the recipient or desirer of that wish, not necessarily dependent on a deity of any kind. So, no, wishing and hoping are not the same as praying.

Comment by Physeter on September 20, 2013 at 10:14am

Prayer makes you feel good. If it's directed at a person of a particular mindset, who wants it, it makes them feel good. That's about all it's good for.

Except...prayer sometimes motivates people to do good. Sometimes if a Christian prays for something, they'll hear god reminding them to give money or donate time, or even travel across the world to volunteer. Of course you can do all those things without prayer.

I guess I don't know what my point is. Christians would say "Don't just pray, start helping."

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on September 20, 2013 at 10:41am

........and some of us can do those things without a god having to remind us :-)

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