Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by California Girl, May 16, 2010.
I said a prayer for you all. I apologize for any offense caused.
To the contrary Ms. California, I can use all the prayers I can get.
Thank you lovely lady.
And while we are at it, thank your Marine brothers for saving my middle aged, now, civilian ass.
I believe in paying my dues.
Thanks CG.I could use it. Hubby has been away and I didn't get half the things done on my "Honey do" list. Today is his birthday and I haven't even gotten a card. And here I am playing on the computer. Uh oh.
I can use all the prayers I can get also, but, can you send me a 'love offering' in U.S. dollars or Euros, just to carry me over, till the prayers go into effect?
Hey, I pray for all of you too. I do.
And I am not even sure there is a God.
But I am sure we are all in this together.
I think you may be right, when we all die and 'rise again' we'll probably see a USMB Moderator(s) at the pearly gates registering the newbies making sure they read the rules and the heavenly guidelines.
Gunny needs no more encouragement he is God.
None the less, I love the idea people are praying for other people.
This is a great thing, regular, practiced empathy.
We all could use more of this.
See, fundamentalist certainty does not interest me, or the empty, dark, existentialist empty night.
I think we are floating some where in between.
We are sea monkeys hoping we end up in a good bowl.
We deserve a good bowl, but that does not mean we will get one. We must fight and work for one. Still, it may not happen.
And so we pray.
I've been prayed for by a lot of Christians, many Muslims, a few Buddhists, a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses, a Mormon or two and a whole town full of Hindus when I was in India.
The efforts seemed sincere, for the most part... Were there any results, positive or negative? No, not really... but if I can make a fellow human feel more connected to their God just by sincerely listening for a few moments to their pleas to their God for my good fortune and or salvation, it's the least I can do for them.
In the humble opinion of this average Joe, anyone who resents the effort, is a xenophobic asshole who fears their own god in all the wrong ways.
Thanks to you and thanks to all the peoples of all of the Gods who cared enough to think of me in their most important and personal conversations with their perceived Creator.
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