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    Behar: Prayer 'Takes the Place of Thinking'

    By Melissa Afable (Bio | Archive)
    Tue, 06/22/2010 - 15:23 ET

    Oh, Joy of little faith.

    On the June 22 episode of "The View," co-host Joy Behar criticized prayer, saying it "takes the place of logical thinking, then I think that's dangerous."

    Behar's attack on prayer came as she defended comedian Janeane Garofalo, who during a June 16 appearance on Behar's Headline News show called prayer "anti-intellectual" in criticizing President Obama's reference to prayer during his speech about the Gulf oil spill. Behar said Garofalo should have said prayer was "un-intellectual," not "anti-intellectual."

    "Faith is something that you feel," Behar said. "Thinking is something that you do with your brain. It's different."

    Behar's criticism of prayer riled co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who challenged the attack.

    BEHAR: When prayer takes the place of logical thinking, then I think it's dangerous.

    HASSELBECK: Prayer's not illogical.

    BEHAR: No. But it takes the place of thinking.

    HASSELBECK: No it doesn't. That's a complete bigoted statement to say that when I'm praying, I'm not thinking.

    BEHAR: How dare you say that to me! Excuse me!

    After Behar clarified her statement by saying that intellectual people can pray, she called for people to pray preemptively for regulation.

    Behar has a history of criticizing prayer. Behar never challenged Garofalo when she ridiculed people who pray on her own show; she only clarified the statement almost a week after the interview. Last April during a discussion with Phil Donahue on "The Joy Behar Show," she made an outlandish comparison of President Bush's prayers to God with a terrorist's prayers to Allah.

    Behar has also claimed that prayer hinders medical and scientific advances, calling it a "distraction."
    Spoken like somebody who has no personal experience of prayer. Prayer has nothing to do with scientific advancement. I have never once said to myself, "Gee, I'd like to finish analyzing the data sets for this paper but I'd better chuck all that so I can work in some prayer instead".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Spoken like somebody who has no personal experience of prayer. Prayer has nothing to do with scientific advancement. I have never once said to myself, "Gee, I'd like to finish analyzing the data sets for this paper but I'd better chuck all that so I can work in some prayer instead".



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    People who have never seriously prayed and have never felt the positive impact of prayer do not understand it. Prayer has often given me great insights into situations that I do not believe I would have had otherwise. Also I have had God answer some very specific prayers. Prayer may not always change the world but it always changes the person praying.

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    What a dipstick she is.
    When I pray, I like to kind of "have a conversation" with God...so to speak. It's kind of like talking to a friend for me. I can have the most profoundly intellectual thoughts when I pray. And that's dangerous how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaguns91 View Post
    What a dipshit she is.
    Fixorated it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaguns91 View Post
    What a dipstick she is.
    When I pray, I like to kind of "have a conversation" with God...so to speak. It's kind of like talking to a friend for me. I can have the most profoundly intellectual thoughts when I pray. And that's dangerous how?
    Because you might forget to develop practical cold fusion in your kitchen if you spent a couple of minutes praying.
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    The idea that people get satisfaction and relief from prayer makes people like Behar realize just how insignificant they really are.
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    I once prayed for Joy Behar to turn into a complete idiot and moron and prove it publicly every day.
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