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10

What do you do when people offer to pray for you?

Usually I thank them, if they’re expressing genuine concern for my welfare. If it’s more of a threatening statement – like some believers will make when they find out that you don’t believe – I’ll ask that they not bother, and spend their time praying for the sick and hungry instead.

If it’s someone I know fairly well, I’ll say something humorous in response, such as “…and I’ll think for you!” But only if they’ll know right away that I’m joking and not being a jerk.

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1 Response to “What do you do when people offer to pray for you?”


  1. 1 Willy
    September 21, 2010 at 7:09 am

    “Thanks for the thought but it isn’t working.”


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I am an atheist, a person who does not believe in the existence of any gods.

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