If nobody believed in superstition it would be unable to hurt anyone
When People Tell You They Pray for You!
"One of the most condescending things a theist can do to an atheist is to make a point of announcing that they'll be praying for us. Atheists don't believe in the power of prayer, but even theists can't think that prayer will be more effective for having announced. So what's the purpose? Some say that it's to express well-wishes, but people say that they'll pray for someone when the person is sick or having trouble. One way or another, the theist appears to be expressing superiority over atheists in a passive-aggressive manner. That suggests they weren't interested in serious conversation to begin with. " Austin Cline.
If you tell somebody you are an atheist, they may pray for you or say they will.
When believers pray for atheists it is to show them an
example and they hope the atheist will find that the prayer is answered and
perceive that as a sign that God really exists and prayer works. Believers in
God tell you to pray and imply that you are doing wrong or doing something
harmful if you don't. But they set up their doctrine of the efficacy of prayer
in such a way that nothing can disprove it. For example, if you pray fervently
and with great sanctity and nothing happens they tell you that perhaps it did
work but not in the way you expect. Or they say that God had other plans. This
is actually a tactic for discouraging critical thought. The believers have
something to hide. If prayer seems to get no response, they use guesswork to
"explain" that. But science cannot accept such an approach. It needs tests and
proofs that there really was a good reason why God didn't answer. A guessed
explanation is not a scientific explanation. The believer is trying to
manipulate you and get you to manipulate yourself.
God alone matters according to Jesus and the Bible and we
must let him matter as much to us. Thus prayer is of supreme importance. It is
the ultimate good work, nothing else compares to it. Evil comes in when there is
no prayer. This totally insults atheists and even other believers and makes them
feel they do not matter to you. If they matter to you because of God, that is a
polite way of saying they will be treated as if they mater but they don't matter
Most people do not help others. They walk on by when
trouble happens. Thus we are entitled to be sceptical when people claim to pray
for you on the basis that they want to help. Praying is an excuse for not doing
much. Or it is an excuse for doing nothing. Do not pray for your neighbour to be
fed. Go and take food to them. Praying will only make you more willing to walk
on by especially if you think the prayer has had results.
Robert G. Ingersoll said, "The hands that help are better
far than the lips that pray." A Christian who prays for me and does nothing to
help me is not really interested in helping me but likes to be seen as helpful.
If you feel that you have helped others by praying for
them, that will make you less likely to roll up your sleeves. If prayer worked
it would make you more anxious to roll up your sleeves.
Christians force their prayers on people who do not want
them. They pray for atheists and Satanists. They do not care about permission.
They pray specifically for atheists and Satanists. They pray for them also when
they pray generally for everybody.
They like to tell those people they are praying for
them. They do that to indicate their superiority, to show off their "virtue",
and also to make the atheists and Satanists aware that they are being prayed for
so that things might happen that could make them think, "Maybe those prayers
worked after all!" That is manipulative. None of the reasons are really nice
ones. Perhaps they tell the atheists and Satanists they are praying for them as
in a veiled threat. "I am going to get God to deal with you and you will see I
am right and you are wrong." They are so passive-aggressive.Jesus said good
people pray in secret and hide their piety and that those who do it in view of
others deliberately are hypocrites. Are those who tell me they pray for me
It might seem that their prayer is merely expressing a
wish that good things will come to me. But what if it is God's plan that bad
things happen to me? God is supposed to be good but as evil has ruined his
creation he needs to use it for the greater good. And why not just wish? Why
I suspect that prayers are really often just disguised
spells. The Christians are trying to trigger some power to control me when they
pray for me.
The person who prays may deny that he or she is
attempting to cast a spell on me. They may say, it is not magic for God will do
what God will do because it is right regardless of whether or not he is asked to
help. That is really an admission that prayer makes no changes at all. So their
prayers for me are not about helping me and they want me to think they are. Why
else would they tell me they pray for me?
If prayer worked, do you think the Christian cares if it
was some occult power that made it work? Will a Christian be upset if it turns
out that it was psychic power that saved his baby's life when he prayed and not
God? No. Part of the Christian subconsciously does not care what causes prayer
to work. But as prayer to help another contradicts the fact that God does his
will when he will's "Thy will be done not ours" it is safe to say the Christian
deliberately invokes magical forces and hides this truth from himself and
The Christian is trying to be superior to God and change
the universe even in spite of God.
The Christian has no respect for those who do not want to
be targeted by forces they do not understand or that may turn against them at a
time they do not expect. Witches believe you should not even perform a healing
spell for a person without asking for their permission. It is trying to
interfere with another's life and subject them to what they have no warning of.
The Bible first and foremost tells us to pray to God. People pray for they feel that they have tuned into a God who can protect them. They get deluded for
they can't see how they are no better off than people who don't pray. People pray and get a sense that things will be all right. This is divination - the person seeks reassurance by using tarots cards or reading tea leaves. They get a vague sense of reassurance, they divine that things will be all right somehow.
Prayer itself is occult. The same comfort that you get from reading your horoscope is the comfort that prayer gives you. Prayer is superstition. The miracles of the Bible can be understood as supporting the basic Bible endorsement of prayer. They are based on the occult and they endorse it. Prayer shows no respect to those who fear the occult or condemn it for they are prayed for.
Christians ostensibly praying for atheists is offensive
when they are self-satisfied people who think God answers their prayers on a
daily basis and who love to boast how God gave them the most trivial things not
to mention the huge favours.
Do not insult people with your prayers.