I think Praying has become ingrained in us. Even I an atheist will keep my fingers crossed when I watch my football team, Chelsea play in the hope that they win. I know what I'm doing is daft and I try to stop myself, but I always do it. As for praying I'm certain I don't but that doesn't mean I don't mutter encouragements under my breath when watching the game. That's as far as it goes with me.
As an athiest there is nothing to pray to.
I have never prayed.
I don't even with upon a star.
History is something to look at, but not worship.
I don't make an "earnest hope or wish."
I provide love and caring.
That's all we have.
My Aunt is dying of fourth stage cancer.
Prayers don't work, but love and caring does.
I practically don't know what to say now that would help. But I know your courage and don't doubt that you'll cope with whatever comes, because it's all part of life anyway. One sure thing is that I'll pray neither for your dear aunt nor for you. Prayers won't help anyway! I'd like to learn how I can express or transmit that "love and caring" though. Great day, Chris.
Actions speak louder than words.
Many don't want to pay taxes to the CDC, or Medicine Sans Frounteers.
Ebola, or the Zika Virus is a plague that threatens humanity.
Previously The Plague, or SARS, the flue of 1918 resulted in many deaths.
Prayer doesn't work.
We need money for research.