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Why do people who claim to be "Christian" ask for prayers for material things? This kind of crap drives me nuts, not simply because it's clear evidence of greed on the part of the person asking, but because it means they didn't actually understand what their own holy book told them.

No, sir, God does not give a blue-fisted knuckle-fuck about your car's transmission, your raise at work, or your college loan, even if you are going to Holy Mother of Fuck University for a doctorate in theology. That whole materialism thing is in fact the preeminent domain of the OTHER grand divine interferer in your book.

Besides, His constant intercession in your financial affairs would be completely against the free market, and we all know that God is not a Commie™. >_>

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dawnspring
Apr. 7th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
I had a long winded rambly reply to this, but I am tired and so I'm gonna try to give the tl;dr version without the tl; part.

"Pray for me" is basically the Christian way of saying "Wish me luck". (for lack of a better way of putting it)
browren
Apr. 7th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
Ah if only they'd *say* it that way... :P

Srsly though, yesterday I had to read no less than four posts like that on FB, and maaannnn it got old. Course the easiest solution is to stop reading FB... :P
landale
Apr. 7th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
God, people post utter tripe on Facebook. I'm also tired of those well-meaning but absolutely worthless "post this as your status for one hour to stop cancer!" memes. Yes, because we all know that cutting and pasting text on your Facebook page is going to magically reveal the cure to cancer. -_-;; I'd have less of a problem if it was raising money for charity, or even encouraging screening, but those messages are pure "make yourself feel selfless and great" bullshit.

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browren
Apr. 7th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
OOOOOH I HAAAATE THOSE!!!!

Especially the really inane ones with some made-up "97% of people won't repost this" statistic, for that extra little bit of elitist self-back-patting.

My sister posts those all the time and it makes me wish FB had a "smack user" button. :P
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