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Stupid Things People Do: Having a National Day of Prayer

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Stupidity has no bounds. In fact, it might be the only thing in the world that is so mind-blowingly without bounds that it has managed to surpass even greed. Case in point: believing in prayer and that it works.

A few weeks ago I reported that 25% of Americans believe that prayer is a proper form of health care and that over 75% believe that prayer can speed up the medical treatment of people.

According to a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,000 adults,  92% say there is a God and 83% say this God answers prayers.

I shit. you. not.

Today I finally find out why people are so massively stupid: it is because the government encourages it by having a National Day of Prayer. I thought that was a joke and that I was being spoofed, but there really exits a national day of prayer where people get together and pray to an imaginary, fictitious, supernatural being to fix things. The scary thing is that the majority of people really do believe this to be the right thing to do.

I don’t know if I should be angry or supremely insulted or just speechless because I really cannot believe that the government would create a day in commemoration of magic and gibberish essentially.

Having a national day of prayer is sort of like having a national Santa Clause Day where everyone tells Santa what they want and hopes it comes true come Christmas Day. It is absurd and nonsensical and I cannot believe an entire nation with otherwise rational human beings would fall for such kind of a mass delusion in unison.

In fact, it is kind of creepy.

I feel like one of those people who are dragged to a strange cult witnessing their equally strange rituals and being grateful that luckily the rest of the world isn’t like that. Only that in this Twilight Zone version of USA circa 2012, the rest of the nation is like that and I am one of the few normal ones left.

It is like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, only worse because it isn’t aliens that take have taken over but religion.

Instead of using our minds and with it reason and intellect to solve our problems, the whole nation is seriously turning to nothing more than magic and hocus pocus to accomplish it. It is a cult. A disgustingly ignorant and dangerous cult populated by mindless sheep and automatons incapable of a shred of independent thought.

No wonder this country is going down the tubes. The majority of the population genuinely believes that prayer, which is  “an address to God or a supernatural power in word or thought”  is the solution to our problems as not only a country but human kind in general. That is some fucked up shit. It is like watching the whole world succumbing to a terrible illness and mass hysteria and you can’t do anything about it.

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Stupid Things People Believe

More than 25 % of Americans believe that prayer is a proper form of health care.

More than 75% of Americans say personal prayer, or other spiritual and religious practices, can speed or help the medical treatment of people who are ill.

And 63 % say doctors should join their patients in prayer to ask for help in curing an illness.




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