Ever engaged in debate with a Christian and got the trite “I’ll pray for you“?
Probably not exactly their motivation when they say “I’ll pray for you,” but I’m sure they know how condescending and annoying that is to an atheist. It is the ultimate conversation stopper. I think they use it to conceal their real thoughts, which I suppose would go along the lines: you’re threatening me with reason, and I need a way out; or, screw you I’m right you’re wrong, but I have nothing worthwhile to counter-argue your reasons so I’ll say some
religious crap self-righteous cop-out phrase to get you off my back.
It pisses me off.
It annoys me more than all the other meaningless phrases they have at hand when confronted with reason: “Jesus loves you,” “Hope you enjoy your special place in Hell,” and my all-time favorite “what happened to you to make you hate god so much?”, which is the funniest, since they fail to understand we can’t hate a figment of someone else’s imagination. Du’h.
I think he picture totally captures the sentiment, and it’s funny enough to give it a little space here. Hope you get some kicks out of it.
EDIT: My response? Well, one of them was brought to mind by Mark Joseph in the comment bellow. Thank you, Mark!
When will these extremist theists realize that they are sacrificing real people over a made up deity. This is so sad.
Nouténé Sidimé, 13, died over the weekend after being allegedly slapped by her father. (Facebook)
Dad in custody after daughter, 13, dies
Girl refused to say prayers with father: neighbours
By QMI Agency
MONTREAL — A 13-year-old girl whose beating death led to the arrest of her 71-year-old father had enraged him by refusing to say her prayers, according to neighbours.
Noutene Sidime died Saturday evening in suburban Longueuil, Que., three days after she was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties, her face covered in blood.
Her father, Moussa Sidime, had called 911 last Wednesday. Sidime was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, but the charges could be upgraded, police said.
Neighbours said Noutene Sidime was a polite girl who was often unable to please her elderly father.
Others who live in the apartment building south of Montreal said the girl sometimes neglected to say daily prayers, which infuriated her father.
“(He) was mean,” said Karine Girard, who lives on the street. “I’ve seen him grab her by the arm because she wouldn’t go up to say her prayers.”
Relatives told QMI Agency they believe the girl’s death was an accident.