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♥vetoURface Due April 25; 2 kids; Georgia 21440 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" Exactly! I am a Christian but I would never go there. I do send prayers out to people who are hurting ... [snip!] ... hurting because it's my belief but I will never push it on others who don't believe. People who do that get on my last nerve. "

Haha, mine too, but where I live and mostly in my family it's a natural reaction, I suppose.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" In thinking about it- if its someone who knows I'm a staunch atheist, it still doesn't bother me per ... [snip!] ... animosity or anything, just wondering what would happen if the customary "I'll pray for you" were replaced with something else."


Not even going to lie, I would probably be shocked that you said it but if I know you don't believe I would probably get it. lol

♥vetoURface Due April 25; 2 kids; Georgia 21440 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" In thinking about it- if its someone who knows I'm a staunch atheist, it still doesn't bother me per ... [snip!] ... animosity or anything, just wondering what would happen if the customary "I'll pray for you" were replaced with something else."

I like "You're in my thoughts" or "Sending positive thoughts."



It's unoffensive and basically the same thing to me.

.t a y l o r. 3 kids; Indiana 3847 posts
2nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" In thinking about it- if its someone who knows I'm a staunch atheist, it still doesn't bother me per ... [snip!] ... animosity or anything, just wondering what would happen if the customary "I'll pray for you" were replaced with something else."</blockquote>



I see it as, they do what's customary for them and you do what's customary for you. If they pray, let them pray. If you don't, then tell them you're thinking about them or you're sending positive thoughts their way.



I think it's such a silly thing to get offended over something as little as someone trying to extend a thoughtful (albeit religious) gesture. That's like saying "Oh, I haven't eaten in 3 days", someone brings you a sandwich and you tell them you don't like that kind of sandwich. If you're having a hard time, accept the good things that come your way, even if you don't agree with them.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting ♥vetoURface:" Haha, mine too, but where I live and mostly in my family it's a natural reaction, I suppose."


Thats cuz we both live in the bible belt. This shows a map of the bible belt. lol
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[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" In thinking about it- if its someone who knows I'm a staunch atheist, it still doesn't bother me per ... [snip!] ... animosity or anything, just wondering what would happen if the customary "I'll pray for you" were replaced with something else."

:lol:
That goes through my head sometimes. But I just chuckled too.
I suppose because Atheism isn't the "norm." Though, and noone would like me haha.

Blank™ Beverly Hills, CA, United States 5264 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting ♥vetoURface:" I like "You're in my thoughts" or "Sending positive thoughts." It's unoffensive and basically the same thing to me."


Exactly, because the other way is offensive and rude to the other person's beliefs. When people say it, it's typically not in a malicious manner.

♥vetoURface Due April 25; 2 kids; Georgia 21440 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" Thats cuz we both live in the bible belt. This shows a map of the bible belt. lol "


Oh yeah, I love living in the bible belt. 8)

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
2nd Nov '12

I also think it's silly for somebody to get upset or bothered by somebody else praying for them.



The other day as I was driving past an accident that involved a SUV & a guy on a motorcycle, I said a quick prayer for him as he was laying in the middle of the road still as can be. Who knows if that man believes in what I do. But I'd like to think he'd still appreciate my prayer for him to be okay, as that was the only thing I could do for that stranger at that moment.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting ♥vetoURface:" Oh yeah, I love living in the bible belt. 8)"


Religion is crammed down people's throat around here. This cross is like 10 miles or less from me. Pisses me off because how many people could they have helped instead of buying it.
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♥vetoURface Due April 25; 2 kids; Georgia 21440 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting ma ♥:" I also think it's silly for somebody to get upset or bothered by somebody else praying for them. The ... [snip!] ... he'd still appreciate my prayer for him to be okay, as that was the only thing I could do for that stranger at that moment."


I think it is too, I also think it's rude.
I mean, regardless of your religious beliefs if something as simple as an "I'll pray for you" as a gesture of good will bothers you, then clearly you have a bigger problem. :?
It's all about acceptance and tolerance to me.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting *~Stella's Momma~*:" It only bothers me when it's someone who knows my religious beliefs. I hate when someone who knows I'm an atheist says they'll pray for me. It really annoys me."

Pray is also a figure of speech, not a religious thing.



Like saying "Man I pray that doesn't happen" or "Pray tell". It's more of a condolences these days than an actual prayer (Though some people do pray)

♥vetoURface Due April 25; 2 kids; Georgia 21440 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" Religion is crammed down people's throat around here. This cross is like 10 miles or less from me. Pisses me off because how many people could they have helped instead of buying it. "


We have one of those also! Ours is fatter and shorter, but still.. it seems like a heck of amount of overkill, and I am sure it did cost a hefty bit, the money definitely could've been used for something better.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting ♥vetoURface:" We have one of those also! Ours is fatter and shorter, but still.. it seems like a heck of amount of ... [snip!] ... of amount of overkill, and I am sure it did cost a hefty bit, the money definitely could've been used for something better."


Yeah it's pretty ridiculous. You can see it miles away and it's lit up at night. People who live around there were not happy. lol

♥vetoURface Due April 25; 2 kids; Georgia 21440 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:" Yeah it's pretty ridiculous. You can see it miles away and it's lit up at night. People who live around there were not happy. lol"


That'd be obnoxious, I like it kind of dark when I want to sleep and a giant light or spot light on a humongous cross..or anything for that matter would be irritating.