Hold on, did I win the edit war? Bohdan
- Probably not on this one, no. Unless you have more to offer? Oh, btw, Hi Bohdan! humanbe in 00:02, 18 August 2007 (CDT)
Yet another example of the inappropriate use of science to criticize religion. You should remember that both religion and prayer give a lot of comfort to many people and for that reason they should not be attacked.Tolerance 13:33, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
- I don't believe that you fully understand NOMA. It is not a command for everyone on both sides to simply bury their heads. In your very post you mention an effect (better yet, a hypothesis) that can be scientifically tested. The science side of NOMA is meant to not make judgments about the non-scientific aspects of religion. When a religion makes a statement that can be tested scientifically, then it does not fall under NOMA. --Edgerunner76Save me Tsisnaajini! 13:43, 11 April 2008 (EDT)
- Three words: freedom of speech. Mockery of ridiculous and unsubstantiated beliefs is important. 22.214.171.124 15:29, 24 April 2008 (EDT)
Psichological aim of a prayer
Prayer may be seen as a form of Mantra.
I agree that using a prayer to ask/request something from a deity, and after/during the prayer don't do anything to resolve the problem at the root of the request, is stupid and useless. While using a prayer as a mantra to reach a psichological state, to reflect better about the problem, is more sensed.
A prayer don't solve any problem, at most is used to prepare(psicholocically) to solve a problem.
Prayers have also an educational role in religions, like studying is in school. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer#Approaches_to_prayer (i'm not suggesting you to copy it xD only to have it a read)— Unsigned, by: Dnanaz / talk / contribs
- Prayer may well be used in religion as a form of indoctrination. Nevertheless the article is mainly concerned with people trying to nag a deity (or deities) into doing something on their behalf. That is why people are praying. If they get some other (hypothesised) advantage that is fine - but it's not why they are praying.--BobSpring is sprung! 20:05, 28 December 2010 (UTC)