Examining Life Through Prayer

From The Emory Wheel
September 19, 2013 - 10:25pm
Even atheists pray. According to a June 25 article in The Huffington Post, as many as 17 percent of self-proclaimed unbelievers participate regularly in prayer. But when one thinks about it, this is hardly surprising. There is something powerful about prayer, something baring and revealing, something mystical and beautiful. Prayer also seems to be a universal art form — from the Aztec animists to the native Australian Aboriginal shamans, prayer is as prevalent as religion itself. The purpose behind prayer at first seems superficially practical: what good is a deity if a human can’t communicate or otherwise interact with it?...

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