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IMO, not a very good argument, as there is as extensive evidence to the opposite point of view. 
 
Those who cannot really pray (like myself) - can just think about Roger.  Whatever you call it, its still a prayer...
 
And when comes from a non-religios (but otherwise exceptional) person as Dennis, the call for prayer appears quite appropriate and even necessary.  Particularly, in regard to Roger, who is a great engineer and List contributor, and a good person. 
 
Steve Gordin
 
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Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 2:55 PM
Subject: RE: Prayers for a Friend

                    Bill:

                   >From what I can tell by your posts, you are an intelligent, well read man.

                   However, blanket statements about the benefits of religion are puzzling to me.

 

                   While my mother was the most religious person I ever met, her life was plagued

                   By a terrible set of personal circumstances and health problems that culminated

in a horrible, painful death.

                  

                   If this is the way ?God, Allah, Buddha? or whomever rewards piety, I have to wonder.

                  

Respectfully,

 

                   David L. Fisher SE PE

Fisher + partners

372 West Ontario

Chicago 60610

 

312.573.1701

312.573.1726 fax

 

312.622.0409 mobile

 

www.fpse.com


From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 4:10 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Prayers for a Friend

 

 

I?m not a religious person, but I know many of you are.

It?s times like these where I feel especially thankful that I am. And I heartily suggest to those of you who aren?t, that you take an occasion like this to reexamine your assumptions quite seriously.


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