What's best response to a person who says "I'm still praying for you."

I've got several friends that are very Religious (yes, with a capital R). Even though they know that I'm an atheist, they want to prevent me from going to a place I don't believe in by praying for me in hopes that I will see the light.  I usually tell them to use their time on someone who cares but they still insist on saving my soul.  I eventually end up just ignoring them, but has anyone given a witty or profound response?

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Comment by Michael Penn on July 8, 2013 at 6:55am

When I told my lifelong religious friend about my stepson finally dying of throat cancer from smoking, my friend replied, "Smoking! He might wake up in a place where he doesn't want to be!" My reply was asking how he was going to wake up? He's dead!

This same friend often asks me where my soul is going to go when I die. I tell him let's not even go there. I say that "I don't have a soul. I am a soul."

It's doubtful that my religious friend has figured out that I am atheist today. His ignorant questions just keep going on and on.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 7, 2013 at 9:06pm

Oh, have we been down THIS road before?!?  Yes we have ... here... and here... at the very least!


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