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Lester Earl
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re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?










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shutterspeed
Southern Miss Fan
Da Sipp
Member since May 2007
32430 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


Prayers sent.





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stout
Arizona Fan
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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What's the difference?



I am not saying all are for attention but when people post about a person they went to HS with 15 years ago that they haven't seen in 5 years OD'ing or something that's a little more for attention vs coping.

That's just my opinion of course.

I never shite on prayer threads whether I think they are for attention or not.






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Paige
LSU Fan
Vice President of the OT
Member since Oct 2010
43634 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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Most of the time it's to get attention
agreed

And to those saying people develop relationships, sure. But a lot of times I've never even heard of the poster and I practically live on here

Now fishfighter, I gm him most mornings and he will post how things are going for him, often after being asked. Has he posted a thread asking for prayers? He's certainly built a relationship with a lot of posters and has just been given about six months to live

People are only being polite posting niceties IMO because no one wants to be that a-hole (rag )






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228Tiger
LSU Fan
Harrison County
Member since Feb 2012
12112 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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it shows how pricks like 228Tiger are really just a vocal minority.









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bubbz
Baylor Fan
Team Boxtard
Member since Mar 2006
17587 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


In dire situations, I think most people on this board can act like a decent human being and give a person some moral support.





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MrCoachKlein
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Sep 2010
6854 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


Someone is experiencing a difficult time due to the loss of a loved one, so they started a thread to vent. On the other hand, someone else is experiencing a difficult time because the message board that they post on isn't being used in the manner that they believe it should be, so they started a thread to vent. Comical.





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SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions
Member since Nov 2010
26869 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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Paige - I don't have a clearly defined answer. All I know is that when I started my first thread about Alex, I met several fathers on here who had a son with the same congenital heart defect. Their emails, encouragement as well as everyone else's truly helps me when I am truly am in need.

Sometimes words and especially prayers help to quell the pain. Even if they are read and not spoken.

Truly is a good question though. I suppose it's as arbitrary as starting a babe thread. We all have human needs and gravitate to certain things. I enjoy gravitating to prayer and positive thoughts. Makes me feel closer, albeit inches to miles, to Alexander


Brother, you and your family are ALWAYS in my prayers. Never forgotten.






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rantfan
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re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


If you dont like the thread than get out of it like im doing now....





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Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
too wrong; didn't lead
Member since Jul 2007
68553 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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People who want people to pray for them bc their shite arse dog or cat died are the attention whores that should diaf

Dealing with the loss of a beloved pet can be difficult for some people. If mentioning it on a message board helps them deal with it, what's the harm?






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Jones
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2005
51172 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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Because people have an e-relationship with this board, and want to share the experience with their e-friends


Kinda like when people start e-awards on an internet site and actually present them like an actual award show. After the e-awards, they actually brag about the e-awards they won.

frick people take this e-thing e-serious






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Paige
LSU Fan
Vice President of the OT
Member since Oct 2010
43634 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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do some peoples prayers carry more weight than others?
no. Some people devote hours a day to fervently praying for others' needs

Not just a quick "please let them be ok God" if that is even said. I'm sure it isn't always when people post such






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stout
Arizona Fan
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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and has just been given about six months to live



Whoa...







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Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
too wrong; didn't lead
Member since Jul 2007
68553 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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frick people take this e-thing e-serious

Especially when they frick a 40 year old married woman while her husband is serving his country overseas







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I Love Bama
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Nov 2007
31296 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


You are such a jealous bitch





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SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions
Member since Nov 2010
26869 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


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Kinda like when people start e-awards on an internet site and actually present them like an actual award show. After the e-awards, they actually brag about the e-awards they won.



I never won anything, so I don't give any credence to such awards.






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Bmath
LSU Fan
TX
Member since Aug 2010
5719 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


Couldn't this same thing be stated for any specific topic. For example fitness advice. Why not just sign up on bodybuilding.com?

Many of the posters on here only post on this message board. The OT is kind of a one stop shop for these people.

Also, I'm sure some feel a connection with the people on here. Probably because the majority of the posters here have some tie to LSU or South Louisiana.

Sure their requests may be more fruitful on other boards, but that would require the additional effort of seeking out and signing up for various boards.






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stout
Arizona Fan
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


Kafka getting personal





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SuperSaint
Tulane Fan
Member since Sep 2007
72439 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


Prayers sent sbp for this thread





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Paige
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2010
43634 posts

re: Why do people start prayer threads on the OT?


Hey I am a firm believer in the power of prayer

I just don't think the OT is the place to seek it






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