Just a simple question, is the expression of a prayer generalized under the topic of religion? As in, is it preaching the moment you write a prayer? I think you can say a prayer, express a prayer, vent a prayer and not be preaching. If I were to say, "I pray that I overcome my demons", and have a series of similar statments, would that make such a thread moved to the Soap Box?(Where it then is open to be ripped apart by people who have a distaste for religion?) "I wish I overcome my demons. ect." Has the same ring to me. I personally read both as, my beliefe is that I overcome my demons. Granted there might be a true specific that is directly related to a beliefe in the religion posted in such a message, but do you belive that by sensoring someones expression to write a prayer it is calming nerves of people here? A prayer is an expression, usually of one where someone speaking, crying, asking, screaming out to the one being they believe is their creator. Isn't that similar to someone speaking, crying, asking, screaming out to anyone? The only difference being the intended audience, but the expression being the same? Isn't that really what this forum is about, expressing yourself? I don't think someone writing a thread about a prayer being any harm. Atleast, being thrown into a forum where it can be debated, kind of is insulting. Honestly, i have no love for relgiion, been called a demon by my mother, been said i am possessed and loads of things... but I can seperate that crap from someone who believes in something, and trying to express their feelings with their beliefes. A prayer isn't preaching to me.