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Hi Dean, You may consider that for people outside your religion, or who have different religious feelings and values, “I’ll pray for you” may itself sound condescending, arrogant and presumptuous, as — in this case — it assumes I do not share religious feelings, or have my own relationship with god — which I do, or that my religion is somehow in need of repair — which it isn’t.

The entire purpose of my article is to point out that religious extremism also exists in America as it does in other parts of the world, and that it is not just radical muslims who are extreme, it’s also radical christians… and that religious extremism can start with something as simple as, “I’ll pray for you.”

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