At 9/28/12 11:05 PM, Sensationalism wrote:
When people are praying and you are of a different religion or no religion, what do you do? Do you join in and pray with them? Appear to be praying while not actually thinking about what they are saying? Do whatever you want while they do that crap?
I've been in Christian churches, when people have prayed and have allowed them to do so, while stiffening my back, raising my head and remaining in stoic silence, unbowed. Sometimes, I even try to catch the vicar's eye, as if to say "ask me about this after the service, I dare you."
I'm being respectful, by keeping silent. I could do a lot worse, such as saying "hail Satan", when they say "amen", for example. I'm not going to conform to what they want, because they think that I should, after all.
But I have been known at other times (usually times of need) to address empty words to the local atmosphere and say "to any divine being that may exist and be bothered about my existence, [problem], give me a solution"