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"Pray for _____"

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Jul 16, 2013. 17 Replies

Recently, there have been many deaths, whether they are in pop culture or not.  There are constantly people saying and trending #Prayfor____. Or I'm praying for ______.  Of course I feel horrible if…Continue

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James Cox replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"' Thank Zoot that one's resting...' ' Can I have your stuff?'  "
Jul 16, 2013
Amcii Cullum replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
""I am thinking about them," is a possible response or nothing at all is the direction I take.  When people are praying for others or say that aren't they really just praying for themselves and their own selfish feelings? Just a…"
Jul 16, 2013
H3xx replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Careful not to offer anything you're not willing to back up. I think George Carlin made it absolutely clear how that offering to do stuff thing can backfire. http://youtu.be/3PiZSFIVFiU?t=1m45s"
Jul 15, 2013
M replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"I offer honest condolences, or send "positive thoughts."  Most people I know are aware I don't pray, anyway."
Jul 15, 2013
Sagacious Hawk replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"I wish I could take credit, but that's what people did for my family when my sister died, and I'll never forget it."
Jul 15, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Thank you, Sagacious, for showing us there still are good, caring people on this crazy planet."
Jul 15, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Hey, so that's where that comes from. Well there's the silver lining of my Irish-Catholic heritage. Didn't think there was one!"
Jul 15, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"The truth."
Jul 15, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Well, you kind of have to give a nod to popular thought unless you want to make your statement about your beliefs.   I won't say "I'll pray for them." I will say " We'll keep them in our hearts and…"
Jul 15, 2013
Sagacious Hawk replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"If you know the person, send flowers to the funeral or a condolence letter with a personal message. Or just call and talk for a little while to see how they are doing both before and after the funeral. If the person is local, then bring them some…"
Jul 15, 2013
Ed replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Speak from the heart.... P.S. I always respected the Irish wake as a way to celebrate and remember the life of the individual and not the passing away."
Jul 15, 2013
Nerdy Keith replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"You could just lie and tell them that you will pray for them. Or say your thoughts will be with them or offer you condolences. I am so sorry for your loss is also fine to say as well. "
Jul 14, 2013
_Robert_ replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
""sending a goat-blood sacrifice your way""
Jul 14, 2013
Joe replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Welcome to TA! I agree with my friend Strega. My default is "You're in my thoughts." But most often I offer words of condolence, along with inspiration. I've learned over these so very few short years that I've been a human,…"
Jul 14, 2013
Strega replied to Melina Pappas's discussion '"Pray for _____"'
"Hi Melina, welcome to TA. Perhaps you can say, "you will be in my thoughts" or "my heart goes out to you" or "I feel your pain"."
Jul 14, 2013
Melina Pappas posted a discussion

"Pray for _____"

Recently, there have been many deaths, whether they are in pop culture or not.  There are constantly people saying and trending #Prayfor____. Or I'm praying for ______.  Of course I feel horrible if someone dies but what can I say instead of pray so that I don't seem like a jerk.See More
Jul 14, 2013

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At 11:39am on July 14, 2013, Strega said…

Hi Melina, welcome to Think Atheist!  We're glad you are here.  Please look around, make yourself at home and join in when you want to!

 
 
 

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