Would one (or more) of you kindly put in a prayer to St. Anthony of Padua (Patron Saint of Lost Things) on behalf of Mrs. Homie? She has lost the battery charger to her digital camera and she’s beside herself. Thanks! *
Also, we seem to be missing a cat (Jeff). We couldn’t find him this morning, and there’s no way (that I know of) that he could have gotten outside. This isn’t as urgent, since he’s undoubtedly hiding very securely, but Mrs. Homie is a little concerned. Is there a Patron Saint of Lost Animals, or is this St. Anthony’s patronage as well?
*Every time I’ve posted a thread like this on the SDMB, I’ve found what was lost within hours. Amazing.
I disagree. Maybe I’m blind, but I can’t figure out what was bad about that post. I read it as someone saying, “I’m not Catholic, so I guess I’m not allowed to pray for you. So I guess I’ll just say something totally absurd. Let’s see. An atheist who sacrifices virgins. Yeah, that’s the ticket.”
So would somebody mind eradicating my ignorance on why this post was so insulting? I’m Christian, by the way, and have lots of Catholic friends.
As for the OP: I hope it’s okay if a non-Catholic prays for you.
If I decided to be offended, it would be because someone came into a friendly thread about praying, and said something totally absurd, as if the idea of praying was totally absurd (which I presume might be what an atheist would think). There would be no call for that.
Not at all. I just figured that St. A of P would be more likely respond to the prayers of a Catholic.
UPDATE: Still no battery charger. Mrs. Homie thinks she might have left it at her mom’s house. Her mom can’t be bothered to look for it (the words “buy another damned one” came up), but Mrs. Homie is going to be there Labor Day Weekend and she’ll look for it then.