Are You Praying for the Economy?

It’s a new poll on Beliefnet, so not many votes have been cast yet.

Still, the obvious answer is apparently not so obvious to everyone else.

Currently winning: “Yes, but not with specific solutions.”

We can change that, right?

  • Shane

    Seeing if your cyberpistol is as big as PZ Myers’? Ok, fine, I’ll go vote…

  • llewelly

    83% (103 votes) ‘No I believe in political action not prayer’ after I voted.

  • http://thedailyprofaner.com/ Chris Altarkation

    We’re owning this poll! Power of heaven, phsaw, we’re winning this one with the power of having nothing better to do than crash polls on Beliefnet. ROCK ON PEOPLE!

  • Miko

    Where’s the “No, bailouts are just as ineffective as prayer if not downright destructive, so I’m just hoping the government will be gridlocked long enough to allow things to recover naturally” option?

  • benjdm

    Seeing if your cyberpistol is as big as PZ Myers’? Ok, fine, I’ll go vote…

    Ditto.

  • Sandra

    The current results…

    No, I believe in political action not prayer 92% (198 votes)

    Total Votes: 216

  • http://thedailyprofaner.com/ Chris Altarkation

    We’re @ : 93% (253 votes)

  • http://thishumanist.wordpress.com Clare

    Anyone else tempted to add ‘No, I vote’ or ‘No, I vote and participate in the political processes available to me’?

  • Jeebus

    Someone send this link over to PZ… No offense, but he’s better at poll crashing..

  • http://noodleguy.wordpress.com noodleguy

    95% now.
    Not too shabby!

  • http://trainbiggermonkeys.com/blog Yuri Nalarm

    It’s funny I just had a conversation with my cousin in regards to praying. She was asking others to pray so that she didn’t get a cold because she felt one coming. So I made a comment about how if she thinks praying works why not pray for something valuable. Her response was that science has no cure for the common cold, but her god does. I had no response.

  • http://www.sheeptoshawl.com writerdd

    Her response was that science has no cure for the common cold, but her god does. I had no response.

    Just wait until she gets the cold and then reminder her. :-)

    Of course she’ll have some other excuse. But maybe it will make her think.

    Or ask her why on earth would she think that God has the time or inclination to cure colds when starvation and genocide and cancer exist on earth (other things that humans have no cure for)? Wouldn’t he take care of those things first?

  • http://www.otmatheist.com hoverFrog

    If praying makes them feel better about losing their jobs and homes then let them pray. It won’t change anything but it might make it more bearable for them. Just because I think that it is a waste of time and effort and a distraction from positive action doesn’t mean that it doesn’t provide the person praying with a sense of peace.

    It isn’t as if they are trying to get everyone to pray or forcing their views on anyone. Pray is simply a personal means of ordering thoughts and putting things in perspective and if they believe that a man in the sky hears them and considers them then that doesn’t hurt me at all.

  • http://msatheists.org Oliver

    POLL SMASH! AGH! AGH! POLL SMASH!

  • http://trainbiggermonkeys.com/blog Yuri Nalarm

    Or ask her why on earth would she think that God has the time or inclination to cure colds when starvation and genocide and cancer exist on earth (other things that humans have no cure for)? Wouldn’t he take care of those things first?

    I finally responded asking her if he had a cure for cancer.

  • http://mrbadaxe.blogspot.com MrBadAxe

    No Prayer Vote #635 here, out of 660 (96%)

  • Eliza

    I like the “Yes, but not with specific solutions” one.

    Can you imagine god having to implement stupid solutions for the economic crisis just because people had prayed for them? “Myself damn it,” he’d say, “I wish I didn’t have to do this! It’s stupid! But people are praying to me to make it happen, so I guess I have to.”

  • Ubi Dubium

    Someone send this link over to PZ… No offense, but he’s better at poll crashing..

    Well, I did that already this morning. But I think we’ve sufficiently crashed it. The full pharyngulization might not make much more difference at this point.


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