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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-18-06 04:30 PM
Response to Reply #22
26. have you noticed differences in your
speach habits when communicating only with women, versus a mixed group, or to a male only group?

Even in schoolroom settings, there are differences between all girl classes, all boy classes and mixed classes.
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  -"Our prayers are with you" - does that set your teeth on edge? antifaschits  Dec-18-06 04:06 PM   #0 
  - I say "Thanks, but I'm still gonna think of a plan." nt  Drum   Dec-18-06 04:07 PM   #1 
  - heh...  Az   Dec-18-06 04:10 PM   #3 
  - OK that's pretty funny.  Richardo   Dec-18-06 04:12 PM   #8 
  - Same thing as saying I'm sending good vibes or strength  nini   Dec-18-06 04:09 PM   #2 
  - I am compelled to agree. After all,  HypnoToad   Dec-18-06 04:11 PM   #6 
  - Hmmm. I wonder if there is a sex-based difference between  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 04:15 PM   #13 
  - Sure you'd think that way, being a dude and all  Orrex   Dec-18-06 04:20 PM   #20 
  - well, this broad thinks you can do both  nini   Dec-18-06 04:25 PM   #22 
  - have you noticed differences in your  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 04:30 PM   #26 
     - Me? no... I'm a hardass and act the same around all kinds of folks.  nini   Dec-18-06 04:34 PM   #31 
  - Yes, that is the source of many fights.  Pirate Smile   Dec-18-06 04:29 PM   #25 
  - that was my thought  ulysses   Dec-19-06 10:15 AM   #86 
  - I really dislike it  Orrex   Dec-18-06 04:10 PM   #4 
  - If the person knows you're an atheist I agree with you  nini   Dec-18-06 04:14 PM   #10 
  - Another way of saying: "Don't expect me to help"  jgraz   Dec-18-06 04:10 PM   #5 
  - exactly...  stillcool47   Dec-18-06 04:31 PM   #28 
  - Some subscribe to "God helps those who help themselves"  Richardo   Dec-18-06 04:11 PM   #7 
  - Actually,  texastoast   Dec-18-06 04:15 PM   #12 
  - I think that it predates Ben  Orrex   Dec-18-06 04:19 PM   #17 
  - Ooopsie  texastoast   Dec-18-06 04:30 PM   #27 
  - Your point being?  Richardo   Dec-18-06 04:19 PM   #18 
     - Not a very big one  texastoast   Dec-18-06 04:32 PM   #29 
  - In a statistical sense, it's hard to argue that prayer does no harm  jgraz   Dec-18-06 04:39 PM   #32 
     - It depends on the person, of course...  Richardo   Dec-18-06 04:43 PM   #36 
        - That's why I said 'statistically'  jgraz   Dec-18-06 04:47 PM   #39 
           - It's kind of like  texastoast   Dec-19-06 04:23 PM   #92 
  - They are just expressing sympathy.. in their own way. Take the sympathy.  applegrove   Dec-18-06 04:13 PM   #9 
  - delete -- replied in the wrong place.  Orrex   Dec-18-06 04:16 PM   #16 
  - Often however, the words come out with very little meaning behind them  EvolveOrConvolve   Dec-19-06 11:26 AM   #88 
  - You call it prayer  texastoast   Dec-18-06 04:14 PM   #11 
  - The science is certainly against you on this one  jgraz   Dec-18-06 04:41 PM   #34 
  - Abraded corneas  texastoast   Dec-18-06 05:09 PM   #45 
  - Yes, you know - that your corneas healed.  Zhade   Dec-18-06 06:41 PM   #55 
     - It is often said  texastoast   Dec-19-06 03:44 PM   #91 
  - Interesting  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 06:33 PM   #53 
  - I beg to differ  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 07:11 PM   #66 
     - Tell you what -- you give me $10,000 and pray that I give it back :)  jgraz   Dec-18-06 07:32 PM   #70 
     - Why don't you find links?  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 07:52 PM   #73 
        - Because I'm absolutely uninterested in clinical trials on prayer  jgraz   Dec-18-06 08:04 PM   #76 
           - Jgraz puts it bluntly...  Realityhack   Dec-29-06 06:59 AM   #103 
     - Umm...  Realityhack   Dec-29-06 06:56 AM   #102 
  - I like your thoughts!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 06:32 PM   #52 
  - You can pray for me anytime  texastoast   Dec-19-06 04:28 PM   #93 
  - I really agree with you here  Truth Hurts A Lot   Dec-19-06 10:42 PM   #96 
  - I don't think anyone's ever said that to me.  Lautremont   Dec-18-06 04:15 PM   #14 
  - "prayboys" -- snrk  jgraz   Dec-18-06 04:42 PM   #35 
  - When some one says they are praying for you,  Kare   Dec-18-06 04:15 PM   #15 
  - Like when sportsmen thank God for their victory  TRYPHO   Dec-18-06 04:20 PM   #19 
  - try praying to the screen to edit itself.  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 04:24 PM   #21 
     - I had a prayer challenge on the net that ran for about 2-3 years  Az   Dec-18-06 04:28 PM   #23 
     - neat. What a surprise result, eh?  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 04:32 PM   #30 
     - How do you know God didn't move it when you weren't looking?  jgraz   Dec-18-06 05:04 PM   #42 
        - True enough  Az   Dec-18-06 05:09 PM   #44 
           - The Silly Bugger theory does explain a lot  jgraz   Dec-18-06 05:13 PM   #46 
     - What if I made a mistake on purpoose?  TRYPHO   Dec-18-06 04:40 PM   #33 
     - whygodhatesbadtypists.com  jgraz   Dec-18-06 04:43 PM   #37 
  - Oy vey!  William769   Dec-18-06 04:28 PM   #24 
  - I'm afraid to ask what you think about  tularetom   Dec-18-06 04:45 PM   #38 
  - thanks. i will check it out.  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 04:49 PM   #40 
  - oh my gawd.  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 05:57 PM   #48 
     - Ain't it hilarious?  tularetom   Dec-18-06 06:03 PM   #49 
  - Considering studies show prayer does nothing (or, in some cases, makes things worse)...  Zhade   Dec-18-06 04:58 PM   #41 
  - Some citations you may find interesting  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 07:01 PM   #62 
  - Yeah...not really convincing.  Zhade   Dec-18-06 08:24 PM   #78 
     - check out my other link  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 08:37 PM   #79 
        - Er, what does "for a viewpoint that is more atheist/believer" mean?  Zhade   Dec-18-06 08:41 PM   #80 
           - there are viewpoints  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 08:47 PM   #81 
  - The problem right now is that  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 07:08 PM   #64 
  - I get very offended  gaspee   Dec-18-06 05:07 PM   #43 
  - You have my fervent hope that your brother recovers and all goes well.  Zhade   Dec-18-06 06:46 PM   #58 
  - I second that e-motion.  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 08:10 PM   #77 
  - Sounds like you've been under a lot of stress  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 06:51 PM   #59 
  - I don't care for it when it comes from talking heads  Crunchy Frog   Dec-18-06 05:35 PM   #47 
  - Bravo!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 06:38 PM   #54 
  - There is an implication  rollopollo   Dec-18-06 06:13 PM   #50 
  - Part of the problem here  Az   Dec-18-06 06:16 PM   #51 
  - Or it may be the impetus to actually do something  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 06:46 PM   #57 
  - Agreed  Az   Dec-18-06 06:56 PM   #61 
  - one can't always do something particularly helpful.  ulysses   Dec-19-06 10:17 AM   #87 
     - Right  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-19-06 11:57 AM   #89 
        - I used to spend a lot of time chatting online  ulysses   Dec-19-06 06:43 PM   #95 
  - Welcome to DU!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 06:43 PM   #56 
  - meditation can and does work. To the extent  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 06:56 PM   #60 
  - Thanks  rollopollo   Dec-18-06 07:06 PM   #63 
     - There is an art to it  Az   Dec-18-06 07:11 PM   #65 
  - So prayer helps the pray-er's mental state?  jgraz   Dec-18-06 07:43 PM   #71 
     - I believe you are making a generalization here  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-18-06 07:54 PM   #74 
     - Are you telling me that there are Churches who don't fund any kind of worship whatsoever?  jgraz   Dec-18-06 07:59 PM   #75 
     - Mental State  rollopollo   Dec-19-06 03:58 AM   #84 
  - Your anti religious feelings aside, you can't expect  bryant69   Dec-18-06 07:11 PM   #67 
  - true. a bit like arguing that the earth is round to the  antifaschits   Dec-18-06 07:27 PM   #68 
  - You say "antireligious" like it's some kind of insult  jgraz   Dec-18-06 07:52 PM   #72 
     - I don't see it as a positive thing  bryant69   Dec-19-06 07:11 AM   #85 
        - modern America has more in common w. the Dark Ages now more than ever.  antifaschits   Dec-21-06 12:57 PM   #98 
  - I don't buy any of that..  Elrond Hubbard   Dec-18-06 07:30 PM   #69 
  - Take it in the spirit in which it is intended  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-18-06 09:48 PM   #82 
  - I was taught that  MrWiggles   Dec-19-06 12:18 PM   #90 
  - That was just beautiful  texastoast   Dec-19-06 04:36 PM   #94 
  - Even though I am atheist ....  Trajan   Dec-18-06 10:57 PM   #83 
  - No  Perragrande   Dec-20-06 12:43 AM   #97 
  - When I was back there in seminary school  catbert836   Dec-25-06 10:19 PM   #99 
  - quite often, yes  WoodrowFan   Dec-27-06 01:53 PM   #100 
  - I write Santa and ask for a solution for you!  TransitJohn   Dec-28-06 03:42 AM   #101 
  - greatly depends on the speaker's sincerity.  Lerkfish   Jan-02-07 02:16 PM   #104 
  - i don't argue with them  Perragrande   Jan-02-07 10:29 PM   #105 
 

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