I hate when people come out and say prayer doesn’t work during moments like this. I am an atheist and I don’t believe in prayer but I don’t impose my beliefs on others. I don’t pray for victims of disasters but I do keep them in mind. And I donate. And I try helping as much as I can. I am human and these things do hurt me but its just out of my hands. I wish I could fly out there and help. But I can’t. I wish I had a lot of money to donate. But I only have a few dollars. At moments like this I feel helpless as many others feel. And they turn to prayer. It helps them cope. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t tell them they should be doing more. They are doing our best. I think people would rather get a prayer or a thought instead of nothing. We can not ignore these things just because we are helpless. So pray away and if you can do more please do. There is nothing wrong with a bit of positive energy.
Thats all I have to say.
It’s like paying condolences to a grieving family. Its not going to bring the dead back but we share that pain and let them know that everything will be ok.