Praying For God To Hurt Someone Is Not Illegal, Judge Rules

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. why? because prayer does not work. if prayer worked and someone was actually harmed then it would be illegal:

    (RNS) Is it okay to ask God to do harm to another person? The theology of such "imprecatory prayer" may be a matter of debate, but a Dallas judge has ruled it is legal, at least as long as no one is actually threatened or harmed.
  2. Brass


    Interesting. But if the same person requested that an actual person do harm to someone, that would certainly be illegal. The judge apparently concluded that conspiring or communicating with god (with intent) is harmless, at least to the intended party. And therefore, implicitly, senseless on the part of the fellow with the imaginary enforcer.
  3. Magical thinking is well documented among schizophrenics, so the judge is aware that wishing someone was harmed makes no logical, or even theological, sense.
  4. jem


    Free Thinker -
    There is a reason Jesus tells people to forgive and it is not magical.
    You might want to think about it.
  5. jesus doesnt tell anyone to do anything. hes long dead. you might want to think about it.

    "people who talk to gods are religious. people who think gods talk back are psychotic."
  6. jem


    Wow - now I really know you need to work it out.

    Was Plato alive... you have a problem reading the Republic?
    You can't learn from reading Plato?