When I hear that there can be a full range of responses.
- Indignation This is fairly common response from atheists - especially if the Sky Fairyist knows you are one of the godless.
- Sarcasm "Gosh, can you pray for God to pay my yearly Economist magazine subscription? It's fairly expensive...[to be continued below]" I find sarcasm to be a close second amongst my peers.
- Make sure that person never says it again by rambling I call this the Grampa Simpson Defense. I will continue the Economist magazine rant from above."... and I just had to buy two cars a few months ago [this is true] and even though they were used, expenses do add up. That reminds me of when I was painting my fence this past October..." The other person will flee. They will think I'm insane, but I get that anyway.
- Laugh the laugh of EVIL This is my nuclear option. I watch the McGlaughlin Group, a geeks news show on PBS, and they often have "Mad Pat" Buchanan on. After watching Pat for years I am now able to simulate his EVIL laugh. When he unleashes it an angel loses his wings - at least a Protestant angel. You do know that angels are segregated by sect, right? Unfortunately, there are only so many angels to go around and the Shakers only have one. Tough luck for them. They should've procreated a bit, eh? But I digress, the laugh of EVIL will discourage anyone from ever talking to you again.
Leave it to Pastor Wiley Drake (really, that's his name) to being a leading figure in terrorist-praying. This guy has a shock team of prayer warriors ready to kick ass with the power of imprecatory prayer! What is imprecatory prayer? Well, its base word is imprecate which means to invoke evil on : curse. How nifty is that! Pray really hard and God will put the hurt on someone.
You would think that the crazy Christians (not all Christians support this idea) would find "proof" for imprecatory prayer in Deuteronomy where a lot of crazy sh*t is written. You would be wrong. The power of holy cursing is laid out in Psalm 35 (NIV translation).
1 Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
2 Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid.
3 Brandish spear and javelin[a] against those who pursue me. Say to me, “I am your salvation.”
4 May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
5 May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
6 may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
I'm not going to bore you with the rest of Psalm 35 (checkout the previous link if you want the whole thing). Suffice it to say that there is gnashing of teeth and that sort of thing going on.
The good pastor has prayed for abortion doctors to be cursed along with President Obama. He's sooo crazy even FOX radio called him out.