These are some really sweet people and some of them, I have known for a long time. It just makes me want to shake them and scream, "WAKE UP! It's has all been a lie!" I'm hesitant though because these are the type of people that their faith runs so deep, any deviance will send them crying and praying. I really wish that they would put this passion toward something productive for our society, instead of just wishful thinking.. which is what I'm doing too, when I say that.

 

 

Makes me wonder though just how many of these people actually did their praying....

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Comment by Mike Haynes on March 25, 2011 at 5:05pm

I have friends and family who do that. Now I just sigh and shrug my shoulders when they post this sort of non-sense or claim that someone returning their lost wallet is proof that gawd is watching over them. I tried calling them out on the silliness of it early on, but all it did was make them upset and put me on their prayer list.

 

By the same token, if I post anything about atheism, logic, or science, they pretty much stay off my wall. So I guess I have sort of an unspoken truce with them just to keep the peace. 

Comment by Scarlette Blues on March 25, 2011 at 5:09pm
I have a feeling I'm on a few prayer lists. I just wish they wouldn't wast their times, ya know?

Come to think it, only my atheist/agnostic friends reply to my science posts ....just noticed that.
Comment by Mike Haynes on March 25, 2011 at 5:16pm
Yup, the only replies I get from my Christian friends are from posts about my garden, my dogs or anything else that's "safe" to talk about.
Comment by Jeremy S on March 25, 2011 at 5:34pm
I have people like that on my FB too. They always post videos and other crap. Makes me crazy. Lol. The crap that they believe is insane to me. Like my mother in law posted the other day a video with Lee Strobel and how he has disproved evolution. I wanted to call her out on it so bad. The video was ridiculous. That guy is a hack.
Comment by Walter Maki on March 25, 2011 at 6:07pm
Makes me wonder though just how many of these people actually did their praying....

I think most of it is "lip service" so to speak. Just to look good to their peers. Especially on social networks like FB.
Comment by Tammy on March 25, 2011 at 6:55pm
That is pretty infuriating. I have family that try that crap and I always say something smart ass.
Comment by Scarlette Blues on March 25, 2011 at 10:11pm

Yeah, seems to be a problem on a lot of people's pages :)

 

It is really annoying. I mean do they really think by putting that on FB and people, as Walter said, dish out some "lip service", it really helps. I mean seriously, her husband probably tried really hard to get that job. Give him some credit, jeeze.

Comment by Rayne Cannon on March 25, 2011 at 11:11pm
Oh gosh... so sorry, I can't stand it when I have wonderful friends and family that are overly religious and constantly needing prayer for trivial life issues.... Yea, god cares more about you to give you that job, raise, or mental state then trying to feed the hungry children in third world countries :::eyeroll::: .... Yea, its really annoying, but there isn't much you can say b/c you don't want to piss them off! lol.
Comment by Ethan Levy on March 26, 2011 at 3:52am
oh great they got a job now if only their prayer could go to help japan & the nuclear meltdowns..
Comment by Scarlette Blues on March 26, 2011 at 11:19am
EXACTLY! I think that praying for a job and what not is, not only pointless, but it's selfish too. I mean, really, if you're going to throw out some words, at least say something about the 2 wars we're currently fighting OR all the starving kids out there. I dunno, something!!

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