Understanding Christianese (from the atheist perspective)

This is simultaneously helpful and unhelpful. Given that we believe “I’ll pray for you” actually is a method for caring for people that particular critique is mostly unfounded (though “I’ll pray for you” with no offer of physical help does smack of hypocrisy).

What do you reckon? And are there other phrases we should reconsider?

3 thoughts on “Understanding Christianese (from the atheist perspective)”

  1. The 4th one is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi…i wonder how that quote ended up being ‘christian’. I was actually looking forward to more of them, guess i’ll have to wait. I find it funny whenever someone says grace ‘that the food will nourish our bodies’ over pizza or KFC.

  2. And I’ve always wondered what “bless this food” means. Is it a purification prayer to rid the food of ecoli?

  3. Given that we believe “I’ll pray for you” actually is a method for caring for people that particular critique is mostly unfounded

    Actually, I think that this was probably the only one that was close to accurate – I can understand why many think that “I’ll pray for you” is the Christian middle-finger, as that’s how it is often used in internet discussions.

    But that was pretty humorous, even if it took the usual misunderstanding of prayer.

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