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I realized today that I HATE the word "prayer." I hate the idea that speaking to God by yourself is an acceptable alternative to, you know, ACTUALLY DOING something. Working for change, trying not to be such an asshole, write letters to your parents. ANYTHING but the quiet indulgence of your placebo effect babbling to the voices in your head. If it brings you some peace, tremendous. Do as Jesus said and keep that shit to yourself (Matthew 6:6).

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ungulata
Jun. 13th, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
As one of the minority that does not feel their ancestors watching over them, my take on prayer is that it is at best a form of meditation, or with less focus, a way to put some order into the jumble of rules, emotions and priorities in your head. At worst, it's just howling in solidarity with the pack in order to get ahead.
morgi
Jun. 14th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
Prayer: the original slactivism.
didotwite
Jun. 14th, 2016 02:52 am (UTC)
Several local Facebook groups have people all-caps #PRAYERS and #BLESSED for every little thing. I like to picture them yelping it out in a doppler effect while unhelpfully running past someone in pain or peril. PRAYEEEEERRRSSSSzzzzz
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