Offers of Prayers for Atheists
Webcast Q&A: 11 March 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on offers of prayers for atheists on 11 March 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
What should I do when other people offer to pray for me? Sometimes my friends and family members offer to pray for me – whether because I've got some problem in my life or because they know that I'm an atheist. How should I respond?
My Answer, In Brief: You should tailor your response to the context, but in most cases, you should be clear, firm, and kind in refusing the prayers of others.
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