Prayer is attempted coercion
It is a form of violence against one’s chosen god
Telling the immortal what to do.
If you do not do this I will not do that
Ex: I do not get a new bike, I will not follow you.
Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
Freethinker: : one that forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially : one who doubts or denies religious dogma By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. Richard Dawkins, in "Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder,"