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April 17, 2013

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I don't pray in words; so no, I'm not praying for anyone. My thoughts are about the idiot marathoners who are saying they now want to run Boston either in memory, for peace or for defiance of bombers.

But really, the "thoughts and prayers" phrase is just a platitude which is meaningless and said just to say something and look good.

Brian,

Don't you think you are being a little bit churchless bias picky here?

What does it mean if someone said "I am with you on this"? It is an expression of support. Similar with, "my prayers and thoughts are with you". It is an expression of support. Why rant against such things?

I am with Shawn as far as the use of language in terms of critique of the choice of words is concerned , but I am also with Brian if the real message is about actions speaking louder than words - and if the critique of the choice of words is just to make the argument stronger and/or make the post look more interesting!

why do you call your site "church"? this
site has absolutely nothing to do with
church. It's an atheist left wing blog, that's all.

Cyfer,

Yes, Blogger Brian is an atheist/agnostic left winger. That's how God manifests as his appearance. Relatively, this can be irritating to manifestations of a different persuasion such as myself. That is, my relative personalized self. But, Absolutely, none of it makes any difference. So, try not to take it too hard. It is via polarity/duality I-God know Myself by playing the game of hide and seek with Myself.

Blogger Brian says, " I don't believe God exists."

This may be because he is looking for God where God is not as God...meaning objectively.

God is the inclusive dimension which is perceived intuitively and directly from an angle free of split-mind dichotomy that creates pairs of opposites rather than ubiquitous wholeness.

Where is this ubiquitous wholeness? Everywhere. There is no 'where' where it is not because the center of Infinity is ubiquitous, simultaneously everywhere and nowhere. The Universe has as many centers as there are apparent entities to perceive It.

What makes all the phenomena and shapes that are apparent? God does. What else is there to be or do anything? Shapes and phenomena are whatever God is.

You might ask, "Where am I in relation to all this?"

I might say, "Who is asking anyhow?"

Well, I AM!

I AM, whoever says it.

Why is that? Because the Asker is the Answer.

I AM the Answer. I who AM no 'thing' and Everything!

I can understand your point, but wow, I have to say this... you are quite so full of pessimism. I'm sure you know there are so many different perspectives in all ways, but if people have a right to say that they want to use their prayers and thoughts, then so be it. It's called freedom of speech. You have a right to vent out your feelings, awesome for you! Look at the whole picture - Do not practice what you preach.

It's Really quite simple; praying with the EXPECTATION your prayers will be answered; in fact, they are ALWAYS answered.
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“ ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

my thoughts and prayer are with the blogger

Zee, mine are too. But of course, I don't have any choice in the matter.

Thanks for such a rational and logical posting. Good to know there's an increasing number of likeminded thinkers out there.

Apparently theists seem to have to come and detract from something that is completely irrelevant to them ? Is the blogger too pessimistic or not religious enough for anyone here ? WTF ? It is an Atheist site. He speaks with truth and and honesty. It's about being responsible for words spoken or posted online. This is an overwhelming occurrence on social media. People use "prayers" to make them selves look and feel better. They do not blink twice at the thought of another's suffering. Yes, do something. Step out form behind the keyboards, christian brawlers. Help people and stop the faith without works meme.

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