One of the things that just never made sense to me, and I’ve noticed in more and more often, is basically anywhere people can comment about the news they’re flooded with “prayers” comments.
Being an atheist myself, the whole concept of prayers never made any sense to me at all. One of the first things that turned off my beliefs in any sort of region was the logical conclusion of if God is supposed to be all knowing, why do you have to beg him?
I don’t doubt that some of the people that comment this truly believed in prayers and are actually praying. But I would venture to guess that most of them only comment it to look like they’re doing something without actually having to put any effort in.