I would not automatically assume that any non-believer would take offense at the prayers of a well-wisher. Finding it amusing or ineffectual or superstitious, yes.
Originally Posted by emsr2d2
Of course, this may vary by culture.
I assure you that some of us do.
Originally Posted by SoothingDave
This forum is not the place to discuss why. You'll just have to take a non-believer's word on this: we can be really offended by the offer of prayers.