"What I'm curious about is this: Sometimes when I am in great pain (suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux mostly) I have thought something along the lines of "If anyone is out there listening, please make my pain go away."
"When my children are hurt or sick, I sometimes do. I know it won't work, but when it comes to my kids, I would move mountains if I thought it might help. I prayed at my dad's funeral I think just out of habit from years of praying in…"
"I dont see anything wrong with it. Its simply your brain trying to reach out. I think it can have positive effects too since its a mental process (either innate or learned) that helps people project outside of themselves to gather strength and…"
"Your just covering your bases dude. Nothing to be ashamed of. All evidence suggests that the desire for a god developed from that of imaginary friends and parental figures combined, so you are simply calling out for help. It doesn't really…"
"I have the same affliction Derek. It is the worst pain I've ever experienced and when I have it it makes me look kind of crazy. The best thing for me to do is pace and I also sometimes hold my arms up to make myself as gravitationally upright…"
"I have prayed a handful of times for God to turn my lights off so I didn't have to get out of my bed to do it. Guess what? That fucker didn't do it for me, and they say this guy made the universe. He can't even figure out how to turn…"