There is this batchmate of mine (take note, batchmate) who has been stalking me and trying to make me believe what he believes just sent me an offline message telling me that he prays that I accept what he believes before I die. I did not reply because I don’t want to be caught in a never-ending and worthless fight. However, I’m slightly irritated and perhaps, I would have replied as follows:
If only there is such a thing as pray in what I believe (or do not believe), I would pray that you become enlightened and realize that if I were in a different religion x, I would also pray that you accept god(x) before you die. I would also pray that you realize the futility of your efforts. Most of all, I would pray that you would stop bugging me. Religion is not religion if it ain’t dogmatic.