We Skepchicks are all hanging out in bed today, making pancakes and watching movies (I just finished The Professional), so none of us were able to find the time to post. Sorry!
Turning to the mailbag, we recently received a wonderful letter from reader Kaylia, a newish skeptic and nonbeliever who struggles with the idea of prayer. Specifically, it is something she has turned to time and again throughout her life, and now that it looks as though nobody’s listening, she’s a bit concerned. Prayer was a great comfort, as a way of throwing oneself on the mercy of a higher power when no other option exists, and now that comfort is gone.
I wanted to print her entire letter and include my own thoughtful response, but it occurs to me that the wisdom of the masses may be needed here. I might still post a follow-up, but in the meantime, do Kaylia and I a favor and tell us:
What, if anything, do atheists/skeptics do in lieu of prayer?