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(Washington Post)   Meet Sigfried Gold, an atheist who credits losing 110 pounds and saving his family with praying three times a day to a "spiritual being" he created that he named "God." "That's a big hole in atheist life. Some atheists are saying, 'Let's fill it.'"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 59
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2013-06-25 08:34:47 AM
10 votes:
I have another three letter G word I credit for helping me lose weight. The gym.
2013-06-25 09:06:20 AM
8 votes:
So, basically, some atheists are as confused and stupid as some believers.
2013-06-25 09:18:26 AM
6 votes:

Raug the Dwarf: No "irony" tag?


No irony here.  Assuming this guy exists in the first place, it wouldn't be a stretch if this guy's story was either twisted or simply made up to push a sort of narrative that atheists are sad people with a gaping hole in their lives.  It's something Christians have been obsessing over for years -- they are incapable of comprehending that people can be functional and happy without Invisible Sky Fairy.  Their feeble brains would sooner break than accept that fact.

Mind you, even if every word of the article was true, it'd still warrant a big fat "meh".  The more troubling undertone is that the Washington Post saw fit to make a story out of some atheists half-hearted conversion, to be viewed as either a positive first step or proof that atheists are really just Christians in denial.  The only atheists that make the news are carefully selected to either enrage or vindicate the Christian base.  It's not a conspiracy so much as the media being mindful of its target audience.
2013-06-25 08:52:44 AM
5 votes:
No, he credits it to an undertaking that has helped provide him with the structure, routine, daily affirmation and self-reflection necessary to permanently modify deeply-ingrained behaviors.
2013-06-25 08:39:20 AM
4 votes:
Yeah, I'm sure it had nothing to do with changing his diet and/or exercise habits. It was definitely the prayers to an imaginary goddess that did it for him.
2013-06-25 09:18:42 AM
3 votes:
I'm not an atheist, but I believe most people who pray are really praying to themselves. They, supported by modern religious communities that eschew mysticism, mistake sitting down and being alone with yourself and hearing your inner-voice for hearing divinity. It's why when people pray and afterwards say "I think God wants me to do X," X is almost always what they wanted to do in the first place.

There's a lot of value in quieting your mind and meditating on something, but mistaking it for the voice of God leads to lots of crap, like opposition to gay marriage because they think it's what "God wants." No, your homophobic self just gets strangely aroused and grossed out by the thought of gay sex so you want it outlawed.
2013-06-25 09:18:23 AM
3 votes:
Also, FTFA:

Atheists deny religion's claim of a supernatural god but are starting to look more closely at the "very real effect" that practices such as going to church, prayer and observance of a Sabbath have on the lives of the religious, said Paul Fidalgo, a spokesman for the secular advocacy group the Center for Inquiry. "That's a big hole in atheist life," he said. "Some atheists are saying, 'Let's fill it.' Others are saying, 'Let's not.' "

That's an interesting claim.  I'm an atheist and have been since about grade 3.  I wonder if the "hole" this guy (who I guess is an "expert" on atheists?) talks about is easily filled by volunteering your time to a cause and/or belonging to some kind of social organization.  I really don't know any fellow non-believers who say, "You know what we need?  Social interaction bound together by pointless ritual!"
2013-06-25 09:16:40 AM
3 votes:
"I have great hopes that we shall learn in due time how to emotionalize and mythologize their science to such an extent that what is, in effect, a belief in us (though not under that name) will creep in while the human mind remains closed to belief in the Enemy. The 'Life Force' . . . may here prove useful.

If once we can produce our perfect work-the Materialist Magician, the man, not using, but veritably worshipping, what he vaguely calls 'Forces' while denying the existence of spirits-then the end of our war will be in sight."

                                                                             - C.S. Lewis
2013-06-25 08:50:17 AM
3 votes:
Also known as meditation, which also does not require faith in the supernatural.
2013-06-25 08:32:53 AM
3 votes:
What in the 72 hells? My gods that makes no sense to me.
2013-06-25 10:05:38 AM
2 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: This  thread is further testimony that strict materialists are the most shallow, closed-minded, unaware, and miserable of humans.


I actually agree with this.  If you're the strictest of materialists, you really have no rational excuse to be anything but a sociopath.  Luckily most people realize that other human beings have something to contribute to our lives as well as their own dreams, aspirations, needs and we empathize with them and treat them as we'd want to be treated.  It's pretty much the basis of how humans manage to live in any kind of societal structure regardless of religion.
2013-06-25 10:01:02 AM
2 votes:

rubi_con_man: Farking Canuck: untaken_name: Atheism is the worst religion ever.

Anvils are the worst boats ever.

I totally agree. Atheism - The common, shared belief that there is no God - is the worst belief system ever. (or is that system of disbelief?)

Yes, Atheism is a Religion. An Exceptionally spare one, but certainly a belief system with at least one big article of faith : There is no God. Other articles of faith (depending on your personal creed) are : Theists are stupid, The Universe is like __________, and Atheism isn't a religion.

Be well, Adherents of Atheism.


What are the religious tenets of Atheism?  The central figure(s) of Atheism?  To whom do you pray?  Whom do you honor and revere?

Bear in mind that believing in something because it can be proven is not faith, Faith is believing in something absent of evidence.

Believing in something that can be proven is not faith.  We call that sanity.
2013-06-25 09:46:51 AM
2 votes:

NostroZ: Alonjar: RedT: Especially when agnostics think they are atheists.

I'm actually agnostic, but I almost never use the word because I find when I mention that I am agnostic, both religious  and atheist people turn and combine their outrage together at me.  Its like a common ground they both find with each other.  "Psh.. thats just intellectually lazy".

.....wut?  Really??!?!

Totally agree with you my agnostic friend.  I find it emotionally lazy and intellectually dishonest to be an atheist, since one cannot posit a certainty (there is no G-d) of a metaphysical concept.

It's like people saying that only Newtonian physics is the way the world works and there is no need to explore subatomic physics of particles which behave much differently.

As a human, I know my senses are limited to the five given to me and even those are weaker than a dog for smell or a reindeer for sight (they can see ultraviolet).
It would be an emotional argument to anger believers to say that I know for sure that there is 'No G-d', since I cannot possibly know the universe.  Therefore, I say what I do know, that 'I'm not certain if there is a G-d', which IS THE DEFINITION of being an agnostic.


Nobody says they can prove there is no god. The argument is that believers can't prove there is one, extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence and all that. It's not intellectually lazy or dishonest to assume something doesn't exist until sufficiently proven otherwise, or else it would be equally intellectually lazy to assume that a race of angry, tiny hobbits don't live inside everyone's lower i
intestines and cause gas.

Your worldview would accept gas-causing, gut hobbits as a likely possibility, correct? It must be equally as likely as a god, eh? Would be foolish to dismiss the idea out of hand.
2013-06-25 09:37:55 AM
2 votes:

Alonjar: RedT: Especially when agnostics think they are atheists.

I'm actually agnostic, but I almost never use the word because I find when I mention that I am agnostic, both religious  and atheist people turn and combine their outrage together at me.  Its like a common ground they both find with each other.  "Psh.. thats just intellectually lazy".

.....wut?  Really??!?!


Totally agree with you my agnostic friend.  I find it emotionally lazy and intellectually dishonest to be an atheist, since one cannot posit a certainty (there is no G-d) of a metaphysical concept.

It's like people saying that only Newtonian physics is the way the world works and there is no need to explore subatomic physics of particles which behave much differently.

As a human, I know my senses are limited to the five given to me and even those are weaker than a dog for smell or a reindeer for sight (they can see ultraviolet).
It would be an emotional argument to anger believers to say that I know for sure that there is 'No G-d', since I cannot possibly know the universe.  Therefore, I say what I do know, that 'I'm not certain if there is a G-d', which IS THE DEFINITION of being an agnostic.
2013-06-25 09:18:12 AM
2 votes:
Honestly I think the people in this thread are painting an unfair portrait of this guy. Sounds more to me like the washpo didnt really get that a fairly clever guy got around a stupid requirement that most self help programs require (forced religion) and lipserviced a fake god he made up. I dont think that he's an atheist who needs the divine in his life.. I think the washpo doesnt understand the idiocy of labels.
2013-06-25 09:13:24 AM
2 votes:
Atheism. YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.
2013-06-25 09:09:23 AM
2 votes:
I like the statistics in the article that some atheists believe in god or a spiritual blame. Doesn't that make you exactly the opposite of atheist?
2013-06-25 09:08:38 AM
2 votes:

untaken_name: Atheism is the worst religion ever.


Anvils are the worst boats ever.
2013-06-25 01:49:43 PM
1 votes:

FTFA: Eighteen percent of atheists say religion has some importance in their life, 26 percent say they are spiritual or religious and 14 percent believe in "God or a universal spirit."

14% percent of atheists believe in god or a universal spirit?!?!?

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2013-06-25 01:39:17 PM
1 votes:

letrole: Atheism is a Religion.


0/10.  I award you no points, and may the imaginary weight loss goddess have mercy on your soul.
2013-06-25 12:44:45 PM
1 votes:

FarkinHostile: The One True TheDavid:

By definition atheists don't believe in supernatural forces, whether you call them gods, fairies, or Late-For-Dinner.

No.

Atheists do not believe in a god. That's it. They can, and many do, have irrational beliefs in things like ghosts, spirits, aliens, ect.

Materialists do not believe in anything supernatural. Atheist and Materialist are not synonymous but are somewhat related.


Ah. Okay. Point taken. I humbly bow to your more arrant pederasty.

Can someone be a Materialist and a God-believer?
2013-06-25 12:25:34 PM
1 votes:

Mercutio74: Bumblefark: It's good to know the classics never really die. American fundamentalists have been spouting that same tired bullshiat about evolutionists for over a century. Switch up the vocabulary if you like.

It's still "holy crap, do you have to wear a helmet when you go outside?"-level retarded...

Yeah, I've always found there's a level of surprise when you point out that basic morality existed before Christianity (unless you're talking to a young earth Creationist, then it's just useless) and that more or less the idea of murder and theft being bad was universal among early historic man.   Even more interesting when you show evidence of altruism among pre-historic man.


Well, yeah...they're going to be surprised. The only way a person can possibly achieve that level of self-fellating bigotry is to turn a blind eye to the world of observable events -- and then demonize any belief system that takes a central interest in said world, just for good measure. It's why sanctimonious assholes also tend to be some of the most insidiously anti-scientific and intellectually dishonest people you're going to stumble across. They have to be. There is simply nothing in objective reality that is going validate their worldview...so, they look elsewhere.

Usually, it begins with some tortured exercise in definitional reasoning, one that proceeds from violence to the plain meanings of everyday words. And, like every variety of sophistry since, well, the sophists, all you actually find when you untangle their hot mess of poor logic and hasty proclamations is one grand exercise in tautology and sleight-of-mouth.

/but, hey, I don't want to step on anybody's game, here...
2013-06-25 11:26:33 AM
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: Mercutio74: BarkingUnicorn: This  thread is further testimony that strict materialists are the most shallow, closed-minded, unaware, and miserable of humans.

I actually agree with this.  If you're the strictest of materialists, you really have no rational excuse to be anything but a sociopath.  Luckily most people realize that other human beings have something to contribute to our lives as well as their own dreams, aspirations, needs and we empathize with them and treat them as we'd want to be treated. It's pretty much the basis of how humans manage to live in any kind of societal structure regardless of religion.


How does any of that contradict materialist philosophy?


This. Bottom line is they're both self-centered, the second just acknowledges cultivating good will with others to keep them as a resource. Religion is the perfect tool for sociopaths.
2013-06-25 10:44:47 AM
1 votes:
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist:Nobody says they can prove there is no god. The argument is that believers can't prove there is one, extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence and all that. It's not intellectually lazy or dishonest to assume something doesn't exist until sufficiently proven otherwise, or else it would be equally intellectually lazy to assume that a race of angry, tiny hobbits don't live inside everyone's lower intestines and cause gas.

Your worldview would accept gas-causing, gut hobbits as a likely possibility, correct? It must be equally as likely as a god, eh? Would be foolish to dismiss the idea out of hand.


The tiny hobbit example is pretty neat, and I'll run with it for a bit as a hypothetical.  Before people understood what caused gas, it's not much of a stretch that someone could've thought it was due to tiny hobbits living in your gut, burning food for fuel.  I'm sure a lot of people would think that was dumb.  And as you said, who could prove it?  Certainly when people were cut open, no hobbits were found.  But then as people gained more scientific knowledge, the hobbit theory is proven to not be quite as farcical as everyone thought.  It's not "tiny hobbits" but bacteria that live in your intestines, and through chemical digestion processes, gas is produced.  The idea, in essence, was correct.  The "tiny hobbits" just turned out to be different than expected.  Who's to say God isn't like that?  And who's to say as our understanding of the universe grows, we won't move further from belief in God, but closer to belief in God?  I personally don't think God and science have to be at odds.  I think it's silly and unnecessary that they are often portrayed as being at odds.

We're all in kind of a Let's Make A Deal situation.  The believer thinks God is behind door number 1.  The non-believer thinks there is nothing behind door number 1.  Nobody is going to know for sure until it's revealed, and even then, what's there may not be what either person expected.  The thing is, we're not likely going to have our proof one way or the other until the game is over.  You say that nobody says they can prove there is no God.  Likewise nobody says they can prove there is a God either.  At least not now.  A believer takes it as much on faith that there is a God as a non-believer takes it on faith that there isn't.  Both sides are taking it on faith until there is proof of their position.  A believer may not be able to prove that there is a God, but they all believe it's going to be proven when your frame of reference is shifted from life in this body to spiritual life.  What is proven may turn out to be very different from what is expected.

If we're looking for evidence to support our positions in the meantime, why not take into consideration the evidence provided by all those through history who have had near-death experiences (i.e. have played the Let's Make A Deal game and claim to know what's behind door number 1)?  They include the experiences of people who have spent their lives vehemently protesting there is no such thing as God, doctors, scientists, as well as believers and people who were just too young to have thought about it one way or the other.  With that group, they all claim the same things despite truly diverse backgrounds.
2013-06-25 10:32:53 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: SphericalTime:

What in the 72 hells? My gods that makes no sense to me.

It makes perfect sense if you accept that the only reason people do anything is because it makes them feel better.  There doesn't have to be logic or consistency to it.


If you know it's a placebo aren't you wasting your time? People who believe in God do it because they believe it works, at least sometime. But then most people believe in God because they're told they do, not because they've seen their own burning bush.

'Of course there is a TheDavidTM! If there's no TheDavidTM then who created God?'

It's too bad I can't convince myself there's Everclear in my coffee. But then I have a dental appointment today and they hate when you puke on them.
2013-06-25 10:23:35 AM
1 votes:

Infernalist: bluefox3681: Alonjar: As an atheist, I must say I am highly confident that I would lead a much happier more fulfilling life if I could convince myself that there was a god, my place in the universe was "meant to be",  and that I should be doing things for a higher purpose than stimulating my bodies receptors until they cease to function.

Oh well.

You see, that's the rub.  Who are you then to try and change someone that does believe those things and as you put it "leads a much happier more fullfilling life."?  Who are you to try and steal someone's purpose and happiness?

This is why a lot of atheists come off as smug douche bags.

I've never seen an atheist try to convince any religious folk that they're wrong.  I've seen them mock religious people, certainly.  I've seen them tear apart their 'intellectual arguments' when they try to prove that a god exists.

But I've never seen any atheist try and 'convert' anyone.


The ironic thing is that they don't realize that by mocking and tearing people down, they're being just as bad as the hardcore Christians they claim to be nothing like. It's the opposite of saying "God loves me and not you, you're going to hell!"

The atheists I know are every bit as sanctimonious and condescending as evangelical Christians.
2013-06-25 10:15:34 AM
1 votes:

bluefox3681: You see, that's the rub. Who are you then to try and change someone that does believe those things and as you put it "leads a much happier more fullfilling life."? Who are you to try and steal someone's purpose and happiness?

This is why a lot of atheists come off as smug douche bags.


That's why most atheists only bring out the arguments against religion when someone attempts to proselytize us.  Yes, some atheists are dicks... but then a subset of most demographics are dicks.

I've been the subject of an attempted bus-stop conversion...  you can't expect me NOT to argue with the silly old lady.  However, if I were just standing at the bus stop and that same lady was just there waiting for a bus...  and I sneezed and she said "God bless you," I wouldn't turn on her demand to know why the writings of Paul are often valued over the what Jesus is recorded as saying in the gospels.
2013-06-25 10:10:06 AM
1 votes:

bluefox3681: Alonjar: As an atheist, I must say I am highly confident that I would lead a much happier more fulfilling life if I could convince myself that there was a god, my place in the universe was "meant to be",  and that I should be doing things for a higher purpose than stimulating my bodies receptors until they cease to function.

Oh well.

You see, that's the rub.  Who are you then to try and change someone that does believe those things and as you put it "leads a much happier more fullfilling life."?  Who are you to try and steal someone's purpose and happiness?

This is why a lot of atheists come off as smug douche bags.


I've never seen an atheist try to convince any religious folk that they're wrong.  I've seen them mock religious people, certainly.  I've seen them tear apart their 'intellectual arguments' when they try to prove that a god exists.

But I've never seen any atheist try and 'convert' anyone.
2013-06-25 10:07:33 AM
1 votes:

Alonjar: As an atheist, I must say I am highly confident that I would lead a much happier more fulfilling life if I could convince myself that there was a god, my place in the universe was "meant to be",  and that I should be doing things for a higher purpose than stimulating my bodies receptors until they cease to function.

Oh well.


You see, that's the rub.  Who are you then to try and change someone that does believe those things and as you put it "leads a much happier more fullfilling life."?  Who are you to try and steal someone's purpose and happiness?

This is why a lot of atheists come off as smug douche bags.
2013-06-25 10:05:12 AM
1 votes:
"New research on atheists by the Pew Research Center shows a range of beliefs. Eighteen percent of atheists say religion has some importance in their life, 26 percent say they are spiritual or religious and 14 percent believe in "God or a universal spirit." Of all Americans who say they don't believe in God - not all call themselves "atheists" - 12 percent say they pray. "


So... 26 percent of Atheists say they're religious?

Is this the same type of "Atheist" as the "Scientists" referred to in their other stories?
2013-06-25 10:04:35 AM
1 votes:

MayoSlather: Makes sense. As an atheist myself, I still molest little boys so I don't lose touch with my heritage.


Coffee does nothing for keyboards, you know.

I'm wondering how this tactic of "prayer to an entity in which one does not believe" differs in any tangible sense from this:

unleashthegoddess.files.wordpress.com

/older than dirt but like dirt, you can grow stuff with it.
2013-06-25 10:03:27 AM
1 votes:
Let's see... So far we've seen atheists compiling their own sacred books, gathering to listen to their prophets, trying to convert those who don't believe what they believe, gathering for weekly meetings, erecting idols to worship, and now they're praying.

Nope, modern atheism isn't a religion at all.
2013-06-25 10:01:25 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: You don't know any non-believers who play golf, video games, or beer pong? None who get together to watch The Game on TV? None who attend concerts together? Everyone eats alone?


Each of those activities has a point.  And none are really ritualistic... though you could make an argument that golf tradition has some ritualistic elements.
2013-06-25 10:01:04 AM
1 votes:

WI241TH: I had a being come to me yesterday who said, "come on, let's go to the gym" after a few weeks of procrastination.  So I got in my brother's car and went.  It's pretty amazing what even a small outside influence can do, if this guy had to create his own to get going I see no problem with that.

The story does help fuel my idea that 12 step programs are borderline cults, though.


The most important step in the 12 steps is number 3, where you give you life and will over to your "higher power." The other steps reinforce and justify that abdication through a systematic cycle of self-criticism and self-hatred.


And that's what makes those things cults, or cult-like enough.
2013-06-25 09:55:45 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: This  thread is further testimony that strict materialists are the most shallow, closed-minded, unaware, and miserable of humans.


I'm a secular humanist, thank you.
2013-06-25 09:55:33 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Meditation's goal is to cease creating thoughts.


That is neither the goal nor the process of meditation. Meditation comprises a vast number of practices and subjects but I can't say I've ever heard anyone who practices meditation claim that its goal is to cease creating thoughts. It's almost as if you have no idea what you're talking about and are parroting the words of someone else who is equally ignorant but that can't be since this is Fark.
2013-06-25 09:54:22 AM
1 votes:

Unoriginal_Username: mortimer_ford: Aarontology: I have another three letter G word I credit for helping me lose weight. The gym.

Psalm: 26

I've always been partial to Psalm: 69


a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

Stop it, you are depressing God with those miserable things.
2013-06-25 09:53:55 AM
1 votes:
This  thread is further testimony that strict materialists are the most shallow, closed-minded, unaware, and miserable of humans.
2013-06-25 09:48:11 AM
1 votes:

jfivealive: I don't care who you are or what type of person you are or what you believe in, prayer works.  And I can prove it.


God hates amputees.
2013-06-25 09:46:43 AM
1 votes:
If some people need an imaginary friend to love them and make them feel cherished in order to cope with life, then okay.

As long as he's not pushing his idea of 'god' as 'the god', coming up with punishments in an 'afterlife' for not believing in his version of god, and not disparaging others for not believing as he does, then he's all good in my eyes.

Spiritual people are okay.  Religion sucks.
2013-06-25 09:43:37 AM
1 votes:
I believe in an ineffable, mysterious force. It holds the universe together, penetrates through all matter. It sets the stars alight and holds the planets in their spheres.

It's called Gravity.
2013-06-25 09:35:16 AM
1 votes:

NoGods: Whenever someone asks me if I believe in a higher power I tell them, "Yes, the planet Jupiter is a higher power that I can believe in. There's nothing magical or supernatural about it. It's just higher and more powerful than me."


Oh man, the places you could go with that if they had the capacity to comprehend.  There are forces of nature that make the very image of a giant sitting on a cloud destroying cities with a mere thought laughably pathetic.
2013-06-25 09:33:45 AM
1 votes:
I had a being come to me yesterday who said, "come on, let's go to the gym" after a few weeks of procrastination.  So I got in my brother's car and went.  It's pretty amazing what even a small outside influence can do, if this guy had to create his own to get going I see no problem with that.

The story does help fuel my idea that 12 step programs are borderline cults, though.
2013-06-25 09:23:58 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Prayer's goal is to amplify the power of thoughts.


Right.... So that's what pointless discussions with imaginary friends do... "amplify the power of thoughts"...
2013-06-25 09:22:30 AM
1 votes:

GilRuiz1: Very interesting.


You never stop, do you?

I am an atheist.  Religion is very important in my life.

Wanna make something of it?

It is important because:

1) Religions are having an enormous impact on politics, nationally and globally, and that affects my daily life.  I'd have to be a farking imbecile not to acknowledge its "importance".

2) I'm a professional musician.  Churches write checks to me.  At varying points in my life, church pay has been 25-100% of my income.  You're damn straight religion is "important" to me.

I'm sure I am not alone in wishing that you'd get over this crusade/act of yours.  It's positively wearying.
2013-06-25 09:21:02 AM
1 votes:
Whenever someone asks me if I believe in a higher power I tell them, "Yes, the planet Jupiter is a higher power that I can believe in. There's nothing magical or supernatural about it. It's just higher and more powerful than me."
2013-06-25 09:20:26 AM
1 votes:
I don't think he's really an atheist. He's a self hating theist?
2013-06-25 09:18:32 AM
1 votes:

untaken_name: Atheism is the worst religion ever.


Especially when agnostics think they are atheists.
2013-06-25 09:18:12 AM
1 votes:
As an atheist, I must say I am highly confident that I would lead a much happier more fulfilling life if I could convince myself that there was a god, my place in the universe was "meant to be",  and that I should be doing things for a higher purpose than stimulating my bodies receptors until they cease to function.

Oh well.
2013-06-25 09:15:23 AM
1 votes:

Babwa Wawa: Also known as meditation, which also does not require faith in the supernatural.


Meditation's goal is to cease creating thoughts. Prayer's goal is to amplify the power of thoughts.
2013-06-25 09:12:47 AM
1 votes:
And the media continues to try and puzzle out what an atheist is.  Keep going you guys, you should have a good handle on the various species of atheism in another few decades.
2013-06-25 09:10:04 AM
1 votes:
I mostly just pray to that waffle that's stuck to the ceiling.

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2013-06-25 09:09:58 AM
1 votes:
I don't understand what's "missing". I suppose if you were forced into that ritual bullshiat as a child you'd find comfort in recreating a childhood memory, but otherwise I just don't get it.
2013-06-25 09:08:54 AM
1 votes:

SphericalTime: What in the 72 hells? My gods that makes no sense to me.


It makes perfect sense if you accept that the only reason people do anything is because it makes them feel better.  There doesn't have to be logic or consistency to it.
2013-06-25 09:07:45 AM
1 votes:

Babwa Wawa: Also known as meditation, which also does not require faith in the supernatural.


He framed his meditation as 'prayer' because that is what his 12 step program required.

Seems pretty stupid but I guess it worked for him.
2013-06-25 09:06:00 AM
1 votes:

jfivealive: I don't care who you are or what type of person you are or what you believe in, prayer works.  And I can prove it.


1/10
2013-06-25 09:04:25 AM
1 votes:
I don't care who you are or what type of person you are or what you believe in, prayer works.  And I can prove it.
2013-06-25 08:56:30 AM
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2013-06-25 08:41:11 AM
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