Why do people, who know that I’m anti-religion, say they will pray for me? If it’s okay for people to say that then maybe I should start saying, “I won’t pray for you,” right? Why do people think they are being kind by including me in something I don’t want to be involved in? To me it’s like saying I’ll eat an animal for you because you don’t believe in eating animals. Yes, it really is the same thing. Their beliefs seem to give them the right to include me in something I’m against. And they really do seem to think they are being nice, kind or whatever they believe, so if my beliefs are equal then saying that I won’t pray for them should be as meaningful. The funny thing is that people expect me to smile and say thank you when they say they will pray for me. Would they thank me for not praying for them? People should think about what they say to others. Wishing good things for others is wonderful…praying for them is not…at least for some of us.
Clarification: When someone is suffering people say they will pray for you to ease your suffering. I’m writing about those who say they will pray for you when you don’t AGREE with them, or act the way they would like you to act. They pray so that you see the LIGHT and become SAVED or more like them, or the way they want you to be.