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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:44 PM

Fact: This Does Not Do Shit.

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Reply Fact: This Does Not Do Shit. (Original post)
cleanhippie Jul 2012 OP
MineralMan Jul 2012 #1
WillParkinson Jul 2012 #2
Ron Obvious Jul 2012 #3
BlueJazz Jul 2012 #4
lindysalsagal Jul 2012 #5

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. It depends on the subject of the prayer.

If, for example, it's a prayer for something like a calm mind and freedom from anxiety, it can have a beneficial effect on the person praying. Prayers for patience, acceptance and other such things can also work, if the person praying believes they will. It's sort of a spiritual placebo, with similar effects.

Prayers about stuff external to the person praying, though: Ineffective in the extreme and a waste of time. Much like homeopathic medicine on real disease.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 05:21 PM

2. Yes it does...

It blocks a sneeze pretty well, but then you have all that goo on your hands.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:15 PM

3. It's worse than that...

 

It's worse than not doing shit. It makes you think you have done something, making it less likely you'll actually do something.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:16 PM

4. I have a friend that does that. He puts his hands like that and makes fart sounds.

 

I prefer the "under-the-arm" method.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:09 PM

5. Yes, it does.

It keeps otherwise intelligent, responsible people from taking intelligent, responsible action.

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