"God answers knee mail," announced a church billboard I spotted this morning. Cute slogan, but the Spiritual Science Research Foundation will have you know that kneeling is not a statistically significant component of prayer effectiveness. By contrast, the site reveals "using the recommended posture for prayer helps to improve the chances of one's prayer being answered by 20 percent." How did the researchers arrive at that figure? The site isn't especially clear on that, but it does present diagrams and tables, so I'm sure the findings are based on sound empirical data.
If you use the improper "Red X" techniques, up to 80 percent of your prayers will be misdirected to either Hell (fig A) or Bloomington, Indiana (fig B).
Failure to form a "protective sheath" by keeping hands clamped together during prayer might result in God's sacred blue oil flowing directly from His heavenly funnel into your unworthy veins. This transfusion caused death in 10 percent of studied cases.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
Cons: causes bad nightmares. I used to have to eat beef until I passed out to have these kind of terrors, but this machine does it for me every time I fall asleep inside it.
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