[ExI] apple mothership
sparge at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 16:08:17 UTC 2011
2011/9/14 spike <spike66 at att.net>
> ** **
> I am against this problem a lot. I am in a motorcycle internet group.
> Sunday one of our best guys had a pickup truck turn left in front of him,
> hit the grill at about 60 mph. So far he’s lost a leg, a kidney, a spleen,
> broken both arms, plenty of other internal injuries including bleeding
> inside his brain, but he is still breathing. His daughter set up a website,
> in which scores of people have posted well-wishes. Of course most of them
> say they are praying for him. This I flatly refuse to do. I am fairly good
> with language, and I am very fluent in the language and thought patterns of
> the believers, but there just isn’t a very good way to write around the
> central issue of prayer. In those circumstances, any atheist-generated note
> of encouragement is conspicuous.
> ** **
> Someone somewhere must have solved this problem, for it must be common.
"I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts. If there's anything I can
do to help: cooking, chores, bedside vigil, etc., please don't hesitate to
Sure, it's obvious you're an atheist, but so what? It's nothing to be
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