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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:18 PM

Think the god botherers will ever realize that praying is an absolute waste of time?

The latest shooting in VB. Signage to “Pray Big,” because that is obviously more effective than praying medium or small.

Simple minds.

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Reply Think the god botherers will ever realize that praying is an absolute waste of time? (Original post)
stopbush Jun 2019 OP
msongs Jun 2019 #1
old guy Jun 2019 #2
Brainstormy Jun 2019 #3
LakeArenal Jun 2019 #13
erronis Jun 2019 #4
mountain grammy Jun 2019 #5
stopbush Jun 2019 #6
mountain grammy Jun 2019 #11
happybird Jun 2019 #7
stopbush Jun 2019 #8
Irishxs Jun 2019 #9
Thekaspervote Jun 2019 #10
Voltaire2 Jun 2019 #15
stopbush Jun 2019 #21
mahina Jun 2019 #19
mahina Jun 2019 #12
Voltaire2 Jun 2019 #16
mahina Jun 2019 #17
procon Jun 2019 #14
mahina Jun 2019 #18
safeinOhio Jun 2019 #20
defacto7 Jun 2019 #22
demigoddess Jun 2019 #23

Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:25 PM

1. when your gods send u fabulous tornados and floods be grateful ok? nt

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:26 PM

2. Pray big?

Is that like "be best"?

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:37 PM

3. word has it that prayer has been supplanted

by Facebook "likes" and retweets. All the gods are going digital now. Praying is so last decade.

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Response to Brainstormy (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:59 PM

13. Funny.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:38 PM

4. When they sign on to the church of stupid/whatever

there's no reasoning.

Big, small. Up, down. Prayers or just thoughts? (Value judgement).

Let's make sure we don't get indoctrinated into "one way" as they have.

Open minds, skeptical, evidence-based. Show us proof, not just words.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:41 PM

5. Not bothering god because there isn't one

But they sure bother me when they’re in my face.. I say pray yourself away, just please do it in private.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:09 PM

6. The phrase means they are bothering about god, not bothering god.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:25 PM

11. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:13 PM

7. I think praying does serve a purpose

just probably not what they think. It can help people focus their thoughts, vent, and find some comfort by talking about trauma they experienced or witnessed. Those are good things. We need all the good things we can get in these violent, fucked up times. Heck, I'm an atheist and I pray sometimes (to the open universe). It makes me feel better to get stuff off my chest, even if no one is listening.

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:15 PM

8. Disagree. It's an unnecessary crutch. Praying to the open universe

is just speaking your feelings out loud. It’s a very human act of introspection. Why demean it by calling it praying?

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:17 PM

9. ++1

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:20 PM

10. If it seems to help.. then who am I, or anyone to tell you don't bother

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:44 PM

15. er generally when people pray they are talking to an invisible friend

I don't think that really qualifies as "talking about trauma they experienced or witnessed", and besides most of the people praying in response to mass shootings didn't experience or witness any trauma. Instead they are deflecting from doing anything substantive about mass shootings by begging their god to make it go away.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 08:40 PM

21. Bingo! Prayer is thinking you're helping when you're doing nothing.

Egotistical mental masturbation.

Nothing cheaper in this world than prayer.

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Response to happybird (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:14 PM

19. You and me, baby.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:51 PM

12. Maybe when the God botherer botherers stop caring about others' faith.

Just a thought.

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Response to mahina (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:46 PM

16. When our "political response" to mass shootings stops being "thoughts and prayers"

I'll stop bothering about god botherers on this issue.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:13 PM

17. Yeah, that is some bullshit for sure. We need to change some laws. It's no mystery.

The NRA needs to be dissolved, never to rise again.

If there’s a clearer example of the corrupting influence of campaign finance in this country, I don’t know of it. Unimaginable bloodshed and shattered lives because some congressmen get some money and are cowards.

Shit has got to change. On that we agree.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 04:17 PM

14. The ones I know believe that EVERYTHING

happens according to gawds will. So if they pass that math test... Praise to jeebus! If they discover their spouse is cheating, no problemo, their gawd has something better lined up for them. When them biscuits don't burn, hallelujah!

They will always pray... For a winning lottery ticket, the tornado that mysteriously steers around their house, a miracle cure, boils and plague upon their enemies, and they will blithely accept whatever outcome their diety deems them worthy (or unworthy) of, and then prey even harder the next time.

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Response to procon (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:14 PM

18. Nutty.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:21 PM

20. Stop praying to God and listen to what is being said.

Most of the mass murders, floods and storms are in Bible states that are attacking women's rights and choice of whom one loves.

Pay attention

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:38 PM

22. VB is Pat Robertson's home, studio, universiy etc.

It doesn't look like his prayers, TV ministry or university were of any use there or maybe he just picked the wrong god.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:19 PM

23. all the prayers I ever heard were "gimme this, gimme that"

"do this, do that". I doubt if God was listening.

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