I've wanted to put my own take in on the Boston Marathon bombing but I thought it best to wait until all the facts were in on it. It is indeed a tragedy, and for those lives lost I grieve, but rather than get into what I think compelled the guilty parties, instead I'd like to point out the different ways people have reached out to Boston residents, namely the use of "prayer" and "thoughts".
Take the cases of Mark Walburg and Seth MacFarlane.
Both are from the New England area (although Wallburg himself is actually from Boston) and both have put their take in on the bombing, but while Mark is a Roman Catholic, MacFarlane himself is an avowed atheist.
With that in mind, consider the difference in their approaches:
-In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Walburg said "my prayers are with the victims."
-In a public statement, MacFarlane said "My thoughts are with the people of Boston."
While I am paraphrasing both quotes, it is quite shocking how atheists are so against anything transcendent, they'll use whatever language they can to cover up their rejection, and this is a perfect example of it.
To be honest, I've never understood "my thoughts are with you." How does that even work? I wouldn't mind it so much if both sides are working on the same problem from different directions but that's not the case in this instance. And given how long the average person can focus on a thought, I would find it insulting when someone tells me that.
What type of thought was he talking about? Out of the over forty types, I can't think of any that might come close to applying here.
Here's what I want people to do: go to this list and memorize a few thought types:
Next time an atheist says "my thoughts are with you", ask them what types, then spout them off--not all at once but slowly enough to leave them flabbergasted. Then when they stand there in shock, ask them "what's the matter? Stopped thinking for too long?"
As a final note, ever heard of the phrase "a world at thought is a world at peace?" Of course not because it's insipid, contradictory, and refuted by mere observation. The correct phrase is "a world at prayer is a world at peace."
That other phrase is idiotic, and atheists are idiots.