REPORT: ‘Please pray for CNN’: Cable news network roasted for report condemning ‘thoughts and prayers’

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

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A CNN report on a recent study about the perceived values of “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of a disaster questions the moral value and efficacy of praying for suffering strangers.

The study, published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, surveyed both religious and non-religious people who had been personally affected by Hurricane Florence in 2018. The methodology used in the study, led by Linda Thunström and Shiri Noy, included assigning monetary value to thoughts and prayers from religious officials and “Christian strangers.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The approximately 400 study participants in North Carolina were also compensated for their time, according to the report. The study found that Christian participants assigned high values to thoughts and prayers from priests and strangers but that atheists did not. Some participants even suggested they would pay money for strangers not to send them thoughts and prayers in the wake of a disaster.

CNN received sharp criticism from social media users, many of whom said CNN appeared to be condemning positive thoughts and prayers. Many users decided that what CNN needed…were thoughts and prayers.

See examples of the tweets they’re getting below, including one from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who urged followers to “Please pray for @cnn.”

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