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Fact: This Does Not Do Shit. (Original Post) cleanhippie Jul 2012 OP
It depends on the subject of the prayer. MineralMan Jul 2012 #1
Yes it does... WillParkinson Jul 2012 #2
It's worse than that... Ron Obvious Jul 2012 #3
I have a friend that does that. He puts his hands like that and makes fart sounds. BlueJazz Jul 2012 #4
Yes, it does. lindysalsagal Jul 2012 #5

MineralMan

(146,254 posts)
1. It depends on the subject of the prayer.
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 04:42 PM
Jul 2012

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.

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
3. It's worse than that...
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:15 PM
Jul 2012

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

 

BlueJazz

(25,348 posts)
4. I have a friend that does that. He puts his hands like that and makes fart sounds.
Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:16 PM
Jul 2012

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

lindysalsagal

(20,576 posts)
5. Yes, it does.
Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:09 PM
Jul 2012

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

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