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    Default Re: condolences

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree in part, but be careful with offering "prayers" to someone. If they are not religious, this has the potential to upset them. I would stick with "My thoughts are with you and your family".
    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.

    Of course, this may vary by culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would not automatically assume that any non-believer would take offense at the prayers of a well-wisher.
    I assure you that some of us do.

    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.

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