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"I'm praying for you"

Started this discussion. Last reply by M Dec 23, 2010. 27 Replies

My gf's family, and a lot of her friends are Christians, and when ever something's happening, I hear this phrase a lot. Once I had shared something, and someone said they'd be "praying for me." I…Continue

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Doug Espi replied to Skycomet the Fallen Angel's discussion 'Marriage for All... or Marriage for None - New Protest Movement'
"Excellently put, all the benefits, none of the religious nonsense."
Jan 16, 2011
M replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
""Thank you."  Usually, they're just trying to be nice. "
Dec 23, 2010
Reggie replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"Evil twin saves me typing."
Dec 23, 2010
T A A replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"I consider it annoying and presumptive even though I know they mean well.   I disagree, when someone says, in a debate context, they will pray for you, they are being condescending, that sense of 'mean well' you get is their lie."
Dec 22, 2010
Adam Weber replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"'It it annoys me to no end whem someone tells me they will pray for me and part of the reason it annoys me so much is, if someone says that to me, they obviously don't know me very well or they would not say that, and they don't…"
Dec 22, 2010
Adam Weber replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"Praying for someone is a nice gesture, that is all. It means they care enough for you and about you and that they will take the time to pray for you. Anyone who gets upset over the expression, 'I'll pray for you' is immature and…"
Dec 22, 2010
T A A replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"I had my first instance of "I'll pray for you" in years and years on an internet game this week where this one gol loving dude was trying to sell how truthfull FAUX NEWS was, at the end of a 20 min political/chat/debate he said…"
Dec 22, 2010
Jason D. Johnson replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"FIRST AND FOREMOST...it's your Girlfriend's family, if you love her you obviously intend to keep her and don't want to piss off her family.  But you can, in fact, make it known tactfully that you are an atheist and that you…"
Dec 22, 2010
Reggie replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
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Dec 22, 2010
Jean Marie replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"i think Forrest may right for some theists.  When i suspect THAT is the case, as described by Forrest there, i sometimes reply,    "Thanks.  I'll think for you.""
Dec 21, 2010
Jennifer Ulean Breedlove replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"I say thank you. Unless they are praying for me to find god then I tell them exactly how I feel. I even find myself often telling other's that i will keep them in my thoughts when they are going through a hard time. Not that I am praying for…"
Dec 21, 2010
Dustin replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"I find it rude for theists to say "I'll pray for you".  They immediately make the assumption that I believe what they believe.   That's why you don't express your religious in public if you don't want them…"
Dec 21, 2010
Julien replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"Or...   "WHAT THE FUCK!?!? I GIVE YOU A KIDNEY AND YOU JUST PRAY FOR ME?!?! IS THAT HOW YOU THANK ME?!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK, MAN!?!?! JESUS CHR... OH WAIT, NOT THAT ONE...... FUCK YOU MAN!!!"     To sum up... You should say…"
Dec 21, 2010
Julien replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
""Thanks for nothing!""
Dec 21, 2010
Doug Espi replied to Monica McGee (Monicks)'s discussion 'Cheating?'
"I wish I could do that. It's like how people with larger occipital lobes are less susceptible to optical illusions?"
Dec 20, 2010
Dustin replied to Doug Espi's discussion '"I'm praying for you"'
"Tell them how you feel.  There is no reason why theists are allowed to express their emotional irrationalities, while atheists are not allowed to express their critically examined beliefs about prayer not being an acceptable form of getting…"
Dec 20, 2010

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There are so many things that go on in my mind. I am eighteen, a senior, and a born and raised resident of San Antonio. There are a lot of people that don't like me,and it's understandable, I'm easy to hate.
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I want to believe in a god, but seeing evidence (or lack there of) makes that impossible.
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