So you happen to be one of those very unfortunate tornado victims who crawled out from under what was left of their home. Only to be greeted by a network news reporter who asks how you feel about what just happened. If that reporter ended the conversation with so much as a "Well, God Bless You!" it would require every last iota of restraint to not grab them by the jugular. The idiocy of people to not stop for one miniscule second, engage their brain, and think about what they just said. 

Or the Mayor will ask for everyone's prayers. Lotta good that seems to do. 

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Comment by Logicallunatic on March 2, 2012 at 6:14am

"god bless you" is more of an unconscious involuntary reflex, like a kind of verbal tick that people just can't seem to get rid off. people just don't think before they talk.

Comment by Ed on March 2, 2012 at 5:56pm


It follows that those same people also "just don't think before they believe in a god."

Comment by Virginia Templeton on March 2, 2012 at 10:29pm

I just narrowly avoided the tornado by living in the valley portion of the greater Cincinnati area (it does something with the weather that caused a split, really not certain on the technical aspect of it, but that is the gist I got from a few weather men), but I do have friends and family who wound up in it. My nephew was locked up into his school because the tornado landed so close to them (he is safe thanks to the wise actions of the administrators and teachers) and last I heard they would only release each student when and only when their parents came to pick them up.

So during all of this, on facebook and twitter, I'm seeing "my prayers" go out to them and "pray for this family, they lost their home." and all that rubbish. I know that the people saying this have their hearts in the right place, but at the same time it took so much will power to not go "then give them cloths or food or something they could actually use!" What does "Please god, help these people?" actually do? To me, it's just a lazy way of making it seem like you want to help the people who are hurting. It doesn't take much to volunteer an afternoon or go through your cloths to donate the ones you no longer wear to the victims. These courses of actions seem like they would help more than "I prayed for you." I wouldn't want a prayer, I would want a damn shirt.


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