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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?
Seeing if your cyberpistol is as big as PZ Myers’? Ok, fine, I’ll go vote…
83% (103 votes) ‘No I believe in political action not prayer’ after I voted.
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!
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?
The current results…
No, I believe in political action not prayer 92% (198 votes)
Total Votes: 216
We’re @ : 93% (253 votes)
Anyone else tempted to add ‘No, I vote’ or ‘No, I vote and participate in the political processes available to me’?
Someone send this link over to PZ… No offense, but he’s better at poll crashing..
Not too shabby!
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.
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?
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.
POLL SMASH! AGH! AGH! POLL SMASH!
I finally responded asking her if he had a cure for cancer.
No Prayer Vote #635 here, out of 660 (96%)
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.”
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.