But keep tweeting the good tweet.


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5 Responses to But keep tweeting the good tweet.

  1. Retnuhytnuob says:

    For consideration-Interpretation: is this that thoughts and prayers are not strong enough to stop bullets because 1) those *can’t* work, so stop trying OR 2) they are short, cowardly and weak, causing them to not lead into action taken, and more is needed?

    How you see and answer means a lot more than you might expect.

    • GE says:

      I’m pretty sure there’s a decent point of consideration you’re making, Retnuhytnuob. (Aside: do you get paid to help people skip bail…?) :D

      Still, any time someone asks that others pick between two and *only* two very specifically worded answers…well, that’s not really a valid, real-world choice that gives people a chance to voice their actual opinions in response.

      Deliberately closing off other options suggests that the querent is not truly interested in receiving genuine, honest responses; doing so accidentally suggests that one hasn’t thoroughly thought through the situation at hand. The first is rather sneaky (if not downright underhanded), though perfectly fair if one truly doesn’t care to get an answer; the second just means one needs to try exploring more possibilities.

      It’s relatively rare that complex human endeavors can be boiled down to binaries. Even in the Twitter age, we get a whopping 140 characters in which to couch our replies, and Facebook itself has finally expanded beyond “Like or don’t”!

      I’d also note that, perhaps because of the limitations of English, you didn’t explicitly use the Exclusive Or in your question. So one could plausibly answer: “Yes.” ;)

      As an example, my actual response, were I to elaborate, would combine aspects of both of your options, though the whole “short, cowardly and weak” thing wouldn’t be a part of it (largely because – in my view – it comes entirely out of left field, in this context, regardless of whether I agree or disagree with it on principle).

  2. emansdrawkcab says:

    No prayer is faster than the speed of stupid.

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  4. Kris W says:

    “I’d just like to defend thoughts and prayers – as someone who occasionally thinks and prays. The reason you keep people in your thoughts and prayers is, admittedly, not to fix the problem but to try to find some small way to share the burden of grief.” -Stephen Colbert, 12/7/15