Up off your knees!

Posted by: Andee / Category: , , , ,

One of my favorite YouTube Subscriptions, ProfMTH, posted this video today about Haiti and the millions of people all over the world praying in support:



I couldn't have said it better if I tried.

People are the ones helping others in Haiti, I have seen no acts of this supposed God that exists, no spiritual awakening in hearts and souls of others, no sign of Satan confirming his pact with the Haitians years and years ago (Pat Robertsons evil comment).

If you want to help someone, prayer is just a waste of time.

Get off your knees!!

Prayer is as good as wishing it were so.

Wishing on a star doesn't work. Crossing your fingers doesn't work. Avoiding cracks on the sidewalk won't save your mother from back problems later in life. Superstition has too much power in our society, in our world, and we need to wake up and start acting instead of praying.

Andee


6 comments:

  1. Anonymous Says:

    People pray to make themselves feel better. Period.

    I think they have convinced themselves that it may somehow help someone else, however, at it's core, it's a selfish act.

    ~Heidi

  1. Maelstrom Says:

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=9652084

  1. Lynne Says:

    Brilliant as usual, Andee. New Testament stories bear you out. Jesus rebukes the Pharisees and reveres the Good Samaritan.

  1. Sarah Jordan Says:

    Andee,

    I just have a few comments. I think everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, 100%. I'm a practicing Mormon. I'm not saying this to start a war or to say your wrong. Only to say, I know about this religion. I went to college at BYU, and I hated it. Loathed it, actually. It's been five years, and I still feel hatred for that place. I was pretty much inactive for a few years. But I made the decision, after soul searching and thinky thoughts that I wanted to be an active member.

    I won't go into my issues with the church or the culture. But I agree with you on some of your cultural issues with the church. I just think that lumping everyone that is Mormon together, thinking that they all have the same thoughts and experiences and are brainwashed is just as judgmental and biased as saying all Mormons think that people who leave the church are evil and going to hell.

    I don't believe that. Some of my best friends aren't LDS. And I personally have no issues with people who leave the church. Why should I? That's your decision. I've never cared about that. Two of my sisters and the majority of my extended family aren't active anymore. They drink coffee, smoke, and all that jazz, and I could care less. And I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.

    I truly believe that a person's blog is theirs alone. I'm not saying that you shouldn't express your feelings about things like this and trying to work through those issues you have with religion. But I do have one comment about it. Why so negative? If you don't believe in God anymore, then why bash on other peoples' faith? What's the point? I've always wondered that. I work with several ex-Mormons, and I've asked them that. Why be so negative. Why not just let it go and live your life. If it makes someones life better to believe in God or any religion, even worshiping the moon, why does it matter.

    I mean yes, the extremists are nuts. Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and their ilk, are ridiculous. People are sheep, they always have been, and they always will be and as long as they are, you will get the Glenn Beck's of the world. I just don't see the point of feeling so much hatred over it. And to be hypocritical over beliefs. There is so much of that in the world today, why not stop it with you and what you send out into the world. You believe as you do, and others believe as they do. Why not just leave it at that?

    Sarah.

    ps...I found your blog from your flicker account. Your pictures are beautiful. Someone who sees beauty in the world like that, shouldn't have so much hate in their heart.

  1. Insanad Says:

    Hi Andee,
    I don't know if you remember me at all. I go by Dahli-mama on the Postmo site and Insanad on the Exmormonforums site. I met you and your cute mama at the Exmo conference a yr. and half ago. You posted my "Mother's Day in the Mormon Church" on your site quite a while back but I lost track of you and so would love to touch base. I love your blogsite and the way you have it set up. I am in the process of a big project (book) and would love to have a little advise from you. Please feel free to e-mail me at insanad@cox.net. I love your photographs as well. Are you still in Logan? Im trying to grow out of Postmo but struggling to leave it alone.

    I look forward to hearing from you Andee.
    Most sincerely,
    Dana

  1. Larro Says:

    RAmen sister!

    The same goes for those who thank God for their "blessings". It's such a selfish sentiment to believe that one is within the graces of God while others suffer around the world for no other reason than "bad luck"...though I don't believe in luck either. It smacks of karma which is bull too.

    Thanks for sharing, Larro.