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If you're not religious, are you ever offended when religious people tell you they're praying for you?
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[User Picture]From: waitingonsunday
2013-02-18 01:34 am (UTC)

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No, unless they tell me they're praying for me BECAUSE I'm not religious.
[User Picture]From: orgine
2013-02-18 02:41 am (UTC)

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Yes this.
[User Picture]From: oxygen__
2013-02-18 01:35 am (UTC)

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Nope. I'm thankful they're keeping me in their thoughts.

Unless they're doing it in a back handed kind of way, but that's not really for the prayer part.
"Oh, I'm going to get a tattoo tomorrow!"
'I'll be praying for you.' /disapproving look
[User Picture]From: hikerpoet
2013-02-18 01:36 am (UTC)

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It might depend on exactly how it is worded or in what context, but generally not.
[User Picture]From: puppetmaker40
2013-02-18 01:38 am (UTC)

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No. My husband is not a religious person. He recently had a stroke a very bad one.

We found out that a lot of people were praying for him all over the world and, even thought he is not religious, it gave him comfort and made him feel better.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2013-02-18 01:39 am (UTC)

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Not at all whatsoever, unless theyre praying because they want me to find god (but the praying part there isnt the issue)
[User Picture]From: alley_catz
2013-02-18 01:39 am (UTC)

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Not necessarily. It really depends on how well the person knows me (someone who clearly knows I'm not religious and says something offends me, but if it's an acquaintance I don't mind, I may even think it's sweet) and the reason.

I get quite pissed when the person says that they are praying for my soul because I'm a crappy catholic though...
[User Picture]From: plugmebaby
2013-02-18 01:41 am (UTC)

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why should that be offensive? it's their way of saying they're keeping you in their thoughts. it's a nice gesture.
what annoys me is when there are people who are in serious need (e.g. the homeless, the impoverished, etc.) and all people can say are "i pray for them".. um, some action would help.
[User Picture]From: judaskiss
2013-02-18 01:41 am (UTC)

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*burp*
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2013-02-18 01:41 am (UTC)

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Nope.

Unless they do this in conjunction with telling me I'm horrible, going to hell, etc. If it's just a normal, "Your mom died, that sucks, I'll pray for you" then I think that's very sweet of them.
[User Picture]From: sicher
2013-02-18 01:43 am (UTC)

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If they're telling me that in the way that is code for "and you're going to hell," then yes. Otherwise, no.
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-02-18 01:55 am (UTC)

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haha yea, I was thinking that too.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2013-02-18 01:50 am (UTC)

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No. Their intent is good (well, usually) so I'm not offended by somebody trying to do something kind for me that is meaningful to them.
[User Picture]From: ntensity
2013-02-18 01:54 am (UTC)

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Nope.
[User Picture]From: spiffle
2013-02-18 01:57 am (UTC)

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Not at all.
[User Picture]From: blkrabbitofinle
2013-02-18 01:58 am (UTC)

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Not by the sentiment in itself, no - it's just their way of wishing me the best within their own ideology.

If they phrased it like, 'I'm praying for you because you're a sinner who'll go to hell' then yeah, that might get up my nose a bit.
[User Picture]From: sophiee
2013-02-18 01:59 am (UTC)

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No, if their intent is good I take it as a compliment in a way or a nice gesture.

If it's "I'm praying for you" as in praying for me to find Jesus/God, I take offense to that.

I'm also a little sensitive when it comes to my infertility problems. The praying for me for comfort/peace I don't take offense to. Praying for me (and especially in combo with telling me if I find faith in God, he can produce miracles blah blah blah) to magically not be infertile I find highly offensive. I don't broadcast my infertility, but I have some family members that have been offensive as hell.
[User Picture]From: dravvie
2013-02-18 02:09 am (UTC)

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I used to, but I just feel more exasperated then anything. It's code for "I'd like to help more, but I can't/am to lazy to so I'll just think good things instead!"
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2013-02-18 02:10 am (UTC)

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Not offended, but it is awkward. It's like... gee, thanks.
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2013-02-18 02:14 am (UTC)

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I don't know about offended, but it does rub me the wrong way.
[User Picture]From: angi_is_altered
2013-02-18 02:34 am (UTC)

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This
[User Picture]From: putonthemask006
2013-02-18 02:39 am (UTC)

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Not really, unless they aren't saying it to be nice but as if I was doomed or something.
[User Picture]From: orgine
2013-02-18 02:42 am (UTC)

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No. What a silly thing to get offended over. If anything I think that it is kind that they have me in their thoughts. The fact that they believe something that I don't does not change the intent or meaning of the gesture.
[User Picture]From: ai_chan77
2013-02-18 04:26 am (UTC)

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exactly!
[User Picture]From: velvetruin
2013-02-18 02:46 am (UTC)

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It was surprisingly soothing to have offers of prayer from strangers when my dad died. It gave me faith that people can still care and do things for others when they need it.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-02-18 02:55 am (UTC)

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It depends on the tone.
[User Picture]From: kaelstra
2013-02-18 03:07 am (UTC)

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Usually no.
From: intricate_wish
2013-02-18 03:16 am (UTC)

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No I think it's a sweet gesture.
[User Picture]From: jensanity78
2013-02-18 03:34 am (UTC)

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always tempted to tell them to save their time, but never offended
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