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Stop praying for people!

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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Clearly you are welcome to do whatever you please in your own head, but telling someone whom you don't know well enough to know that they share your religious beliefs that you will pray for them as a way to show your displeasure with their life or a decision they have made is condescending, and rude.  

For example:

My wife, my daughter and I went to the store: 

Lady at the store, speaking to my daughter: "Aww your dress is so cute" 

Daughter: "Thak you. My auntie bought it for me"

Lady: "Oh how nice, is this your auntie?" (gesturing to me)

Daughter "No this is my mom"

Lady "Oh, well is this your auntie" (gesturing to my wife)

Daughter "No, thats my mom too." 

Lady "Oh my.  Im going to pray for you all"  

Me: "Please dont!"


Its not cute, it's not polite and your kidding yourself and everyone else if you actually believe that you are being nice or genuine when you say it. 

If you are going to be so rude and imposing as to hide behind religion to be a hateful twat don't get upset about people being rude back to you when your 'prayers' are not appreciated. 

Rant over. 


by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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lanceandhailey
by Platinum Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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It's sad that people use religion to hate on others.

lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:01 PM

OK

tattedmommy730
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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Completely agree
morgiefae
by Silver Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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I've never had someone say they would pray for me in that context.  The only people to have said it before to me were family/friends, and honestly well meaning. I may not be Christian, but the positive thoughts/wishes couldn't hurt. (however in that situation... i would lose my shit LOL)




**edited because loose shit would be nasty

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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I find it offensive that "oh I'll pray for you" crap. I'm not religious, I don't want you to tell you heathen gods about me, just leave me alone.
AnnieGoolaheey
by Mrs. Annie Proffitt on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM

People are idiots.

supreme_queen
by Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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That's hateful. (The woman in the store) I pray for people who ask for prayers or who I know personally. I pray for them to overcome difficulties they are facing. I don't pray for people to "change their ways" just because I don't agree with their life.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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nope, I will always pray for others. that is my job as a Christian.

sarbear8508
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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How rude! Someone should pray for her so she's not so judgemental ;)
mischele
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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I'm an open Wiccan and I've had people come up to me and see my jewelry and say they will pray for me. My response is I'll pray for you to.
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