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How do you respond when someone asks you to pray for them?
Best advice is to simply say “ok,” & move along. It shouldn’t offend you. One person wrote how the fact that someone believed in them enough to ask them to say a prayer. And, because of their high regard for the person asking, they took it as an honor that they would ask them.
How do atheists respond to God bless you?
Responding to “bless you,” you could say, “I don’t need to be blessed” if you wanted to be rude, or if someone says, “have a blessed day,” you could say, “you have a good day too.” You could also say, “I don’t believe in any religion, so I’m just going to say thank you.” If someone says, “I’ll pray for you, I might say …
What do atheists say about prayer?
Prayer, though, has a performative dimension that makes it effective and appropriate for expressing thoughts and feelings. So, prayer for the atheist can be like singing in the car or in the shower. No one is listening, and that is just fine. Prayer does not need to be addressed to anyone.
Do atheist people pray?
5 The vast majority of U.S. atheists say religion is not too or not at all important in their lives (93\%) and that they seldom or never pray (97\%). At the same time, many do not see a contradiction between atheism and pondering their place in the world.
How do you say thank you for praying?
“Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers”
- I can’t thank you all enough for your prayers.
- It is comforting to have so many friends praying for me.
- The surgery was a success!
- Thank you for the prayer and spiritual advice.
- Thank you for your continued prayers!
What does an atheist say when someone sneezes?
“I think some atheists are annoyed by the use of the word God in ‘God bless you. ‘ Atheists probably prefer gesundheit or some equivalent, which just means ‘good health,’ a principle the faithful and faithless alike can believe in,” Dr. Haque said.
How do you express gratitude to God?
Here is a list of 11 ways in which we can show thanksgiving to God.
- of 11. Remember Him. cstar55/E+/Getty Images.
- of 11. Recognize His Hand.
- of 11. Give Thanksgiving in Prayer.
- of 11. Keep a Gratitude Journal.
- of 11. Repent of Sins.
- of 11. Obey His Commandments.
- of 11. Serve Others.
- of 11. Express Gratitude to Others.
How do Christians respond to atheists asking for Miracles from God?
Other Christians will normally respond by promising to pray and actually doing so at some point, asking God for miracles and divine intervention. Atheists obviously can’t give the same response because atheists don’t pray at all, much less for a miracle from God.
What are the most common claims from atheists?
At the London Evangelists’ Conference yesterday, Professor John Lennox offered some quick responses to some common claims from atheists. 1) You don’t believe in Zeus, Thor and all the other gods. I just go one god more than you, and reject the Christian God.
How do you respond to a person asking for prayers?
, Atheist and happy. I don’t know if there’s any one right or wrong answer to this. I’d say, no matter how you answer it, be polite and respectful. If a person is asking for prayers, it’s probably because they are going through a hard time in their life. Show some sympathy and a little empathy.
Why do New Atheists keep bringing up the creature?
New Atheists intended to make a point by bringing up this fictional creature – that you could assign the attributes of God to any random thing. But many Atheists who mention the creature now seem to do so in order to mock religious ideas rather than make a substantial point about them.