When a Christian says they will pray for you( and I don't mean pray for your souls, but for YOU, regarding something you are going through),does that offend you?
If it does, why? For a Christian, one of the best ways to show they care is to pray for someone, so if they have no other way of helping you, isn't the fact that they want to help in SOME way a good thing?
I don't mind what religion you are and what your beliefs are, if you say you'll pray for me, light a candle for me, dance naked in the woods for me, I don't and won't take offense, it's a persons way of showing compassion to a situation. Nothing to get up in arms about. Now if you start beating me with a Bible screaming mercy on my soul, then I'd take offense, but, haven't met a Christian yet who does or would do such, so whatever.
Doesnt bug me at all.
Ill often say the same thing to others.
Its just another way to say sending positive energy. Thinking of you. Its a way to express they care.
being tolerant of the beliefs in others means accepting the way they do their thing and not taking it personally.
Honestly, I find that it is kind of comforting. I'm not an atheist (tho I know many) but I also am not sure what I believe in and all that. If someone is willing, no matter what they believe, to jus pray for me as a person, then awesome. To each their own.