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Response to prayers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ivanthecur May 15, 2013. 13 Replies

So I came out of the closet some time ago last year and told all my closest friends that I am an atheist. One of my friends is very into her faith and I knew of all my friends her reaction would be…Continue

Tags: Response, Prayers, Atheist, Friends

Reading and believeing/Not reading and believeing

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark d Apr 22, 2011. 5 Replies

I find it hard to respect people who haven't read the bible and still believe it. and yet it's even harder for me to understand people who have read it and still think it's a good book with codes for…Continue

Tags: Belief, Morality, Not, Bible, Reading

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Ivanthecur replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"Well said."
May 15, 2013
Rebel replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"I was working with a few people in Michigan, who were very involved in their church.  We were traveling together and ate all our meals together.  The first few meals, they asked if I minded if they prayed....I told them that if it gave…"
Dec 1, 2011
Kiko Perez replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"Wishful thinking?  Perverse rationalization?  In this situation, what is true is what you want to be true. "
Nov 11, 2011
Kiko Perez replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"Someone praying for you is not at all similar to someone proselytizing to you.  The anger is atheism needs to go.  We made it out.  We are above the b.s.  No need to gloat about it or be insulted about our fellow man's…"
Nov 11, 2011
Kiko Perez replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"Never show or voice contempt for a friend that wants to pray for you.  It's a fruitless act.  If you don't want to be friends with that person, say what you want.  Tell them about their ridiculous beliefs but otherwise just…"
Nov 11, 2011
Pat replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"Not really that weird, if you think about it.  Those suffering from mental illness (various forms of psychoses) have their own internal logic, which to them, justifies and rationalizes their delusions.  If you believe in the efficacy of…"
Nov 8, 2011
Craigart14 replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"I expect I would just say "thank you."  Your friend thinks it's the right thing to do, and she cares enough about you to do it.   Christians have some funny ideas about prayer.  I asked some students recently if all…"
Nov 8, 2011
Pat replied to Samantha G's discussion Response to prayers?
"Why does Samantha, or anyone in this position, have to go on the defensive in a situation like this?  It was not she who wanted the meeting, it was not she who got all teary-eyed, and it was not she who asked her friend to talk to an imaginary…"
Nov 8, 2011

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At 6:31pm on August 17, 2011, Travis Daryl Clark said…
Thanks--I will be on the lookout for more atheists here. Also, looking forward to this Project 42 I knew nothing about until now!
At 3:16pm on May 27, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Samantha! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining  Hang With Friends , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.


At 12:24pm on April 10, 2011, Krish said…
Hi, My name is Krish, My hobbies are Travelling, Photography and Reading Science books. What are your hobbies ? Lets be Nice friends :-)

Have a nice day,
At 6:37pm on March 30, 2011, Joseph P said…
My point exactly, yes.  After a rough day, out conquering the world, you need to recharge and do something purely enjoyable.  That's one of the purest forms of joy I can think of.
At 6:24pm on March 29, 2011, Joseph P said…
Well, that's not a central purpose, just a fun side-benefit.  :-D
At 9:49pm on March 28, 2011, Joseph P said…
Eh, I wouldn't worry about it.  Short girls are awesome.  Perfect snuggle-size.
At 11:02am on March 27, 2011, Joseph P said…
I see how he's oriented now, yeah.  It was just difficult to tell, only seeing him in the corner of your main photo.  So, 5'3" or 5'4" or something, huh?
At 7:45pm on March 26, 2011, Joseph P said…

Much more useful, yes.  The ... angle is a little odd, though.  Is your horse very short, or are you very tall?


Oh, wait.  Was he standing facing the camera, and then had his neck bent towards you?  What I was initially seeing as part of his neck may be the front of his shoulder.

At 6:43pm on March 26, 2011, Joseph P said…
Ah, I see this photo is post-Nugget?  I know how inseparable the two of you were.
At 7:05pm on March 17, 2011, Kris Fehr said…
Hey Hey


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