PZ Myers notes a witty animation looking in the life of believers, particularly 'lil Suzie.
Think of it. Someone isn't well and going in for tests. You pray that all is well. They have a severe illness and need to go into the hospital. You pray they will get better. They get worse. You pray. They die. You pray and give thanks they are in a better place.
How fucked up is this? What was the impact of praying? What kind of justification is going on here, in this hypothetical...which is actually all too common, for the failures and final mortal result. No matter, good news, good news.
Makes me want to do a write up on some thoughts I have had about religious views on literature and TV.