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"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."

—Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and theologian (1813-55)


"Perhaps that's why prayer works, sometimes, for some people—because God is mute, and he doesn't give advice or try to fix things. God just listens and lets you work it out for yourself."

—From the poem Listen, author anonymous

"I'm not normally a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman!"

—Homer Simpson

"The president of the United States [Presumably George W Bush] has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive."

Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

"Do you know how useless prayer is? Chanting and singing and mucking about with half-remembered lines of bad poetry, and do you know what it gets you? Exactly nothing."

—Priest Cavil, Battlestar Galactica


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