• My father is quite ill. Why would Christian friend of mine, who knows I'm an atheist say 'I'll pray for you dad'?

    Best answer: One reason is that it's quite hard to offer sympathy without offering prayer as a help. I'm Buddhist which is non-theist as you probably know and it's difficult for me sometimes to find the right words when offering empathy to someone in a difficult situation. 'I wish you well', doesn't quite cut it, does it? ... show more
    Best answer: One reason is that it's quite hard to offer sympathy without offering prayer as a help. I'm Buddhist which is non-theist as you probably know and it's difficult for me sometimes to find the right words when offering empathy to someone in a difficult situation. 'I wish you well', doesn't quite cut it, does it? And anyway, just because we don't believe, doesn't necessarily make us right. Your Christian friend is your friend even though you have differing views so surely you are accommodating those and allowing for the fact that your father might appreciate being prayed for. Live and let live is always a good policy to live by.
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 13 hours ago
  • Please answer, no one is answering?

    Best answer: He broke with you, so it's not up to him to say you 'can be good friends'. That's for you to decide, and if it was me I wouldn't be listening to his half-assed ideas. A break-up is a break-up and the idea of having one is that you both move on.
    Best answer: He broke with you, so it's not up to him to say you 'can be good friends'. That's for you to decide, and if it was me I wouldn't be listening to his half-assed ideas. A break-up is a break-up and the idea of having one is that you both move on.
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 3 days ago
  • How do I help myself to be happy and stop letting anxiety rule my life?

    Best answer: Well you've taken the first step already by acknowledging that things have to change. And all change starts with a single step forward. It's hard when ridden with anxiety, but you really must go and see your GP and explain how you are feeling. I know that's even harder these days when that's usually a stranger, but if... show more
    Best answer: Well you've taken the first step already by acknowledging that things have to change. And all change starts with a single step forward. It's hard when ridden with anxiety, but you really must go and see your GP and explain how you are feeling. I know that's even harder these days when that's usually a stranger, but if you can't spit the words out, take a letter or list with you and read from that. There are so many strategies that can help you including medication, and often that's a really brilliant first step as it makes you able to function, whilst you are doing other things that will help. It's probably really unfortunate that this leap forward in your career has come when you are feeling so low, and is adding to your anxiety, but I still think you should try to screw up your courage and go and try to get through with it. The fact is that scary stuff is always scarier until we get there. It then does take time to settle in, but gradually the knots in your stomach will lessen a little bit as strangers become colleagues and then, a few of them, friends of a sort at least. None of us likes change and it's much harder when you are constantly anxious and depressed, but it can all be overcome if you'll only go and get some proper medical help.
    2 answers · Psychology · 3 days ago
  • Will leavers still have their brexit?

    Best answer: How dare Theresa May say there will be no Brexit if people don't agree to her SHAM deal? Your answer: I agree. One moment it was 'No deal is better than a bad deal'. Then 'This bad deal is all you're getting but it's better than no deal'. Now it's 'vote for my bad deal because otherwise the remoaners... show more
    Best answer: How dare Theresa May say there will be no Brexit if people don't agree to her SHAM deal? Your answer: I agree. One moment it was 'No deal is better than a bad deal'. Then 'This bad deal is all you're getting but it's better than no deal'. Now it's 'vote for my bad deal because otherwise the remoaners will have to have their way with a second referendum'. Of course no-one's stopped to consider what's next if the referendum reruns in exactly the same way as the first. The only way out is NO DEAL. It's going to be painful at first, but the British aren't too bad at pain and the rewards will be great if we stick it out.
    10 answers · Other - News & Events · 3 days ago
  • Why doesn’t the British Monarch visit Ireland again?

    Best answer: It's never going to be healed. The visit by HM Queen was a gesture of friendship but there's too much history there. We have a relationship born of mutual trading need but we'll never truly be friends.
    Best answer: It's never going to be healed. The visit by HM Queen was a gesture of friendship but there's too much history there. We have a relationship born of mutual trading need but we'll never truly be friends.
    5 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Poll: I don't get it? Everyone wants to get away?

    Best answer: Isn't running away the number one human desire? Running from all our troubles to something we're sure will be utopia. Of course when we get to where we are running to, we pretty soon find something else to run from. The grass always looks greener, the bogeymen are apparently not there (not true), and in our heads we don't... show more
    Best answer: Isn't running away the number one human desire? Running from all our troubles to something we're sure will be utopia. Of course when we get to where we are running to, we pretty soon find something else to run from. The grass always looks greener, the bogeymen are apparently not there (not true), and in our heads we don't mess up in our new locations. Flawed creatures that we are, either we mess up or someone else messes us up. When you achieve millionaire status, you can keep on running, if you like, but you should always know you are on a treadmill, not an escape route.
    9 answers · Polls & Surveys · 7 days ago
  • Poll: Have you heard on the news that France also wants to leave the eu?

    Best answer: It's difficult to imagine that a majority do, when they only recently voted for their President, Macron, a dedicated federalist EU supporter. They had the chance then to voice their opinions by voting otherwise. It's the same as it is in most countries. Put to the public vote, it's about a 50/50 split, for and against... show more
    Best answer: It's difficult to imagine that a majority do, when they only recently voted for their President, Macron, a dedicated federalist EU supporter. They had the chance then to voice their opinions by voting otherwise. It's the same as it is in most countries. Put to the public vote, it's about a 50/50 split, for and against belonging. Current riots by the Gilet Jaune organisation will probably be quashed or appeased before long and everything will once again go underground. But Macron's honeymoon as President is well and truly over.
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 days ago
  • How did the gingerbread man cross the road?

    Best answer: Gingerly.
    Best answer: Gingerly.
    4 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Is it worth learning to drive?

    Best answer: If you can't afford it, then no, it's not worth learning to drive right now. In fact, you can't. It is extortionately expensive now to get a driving licence and may also take several attempts. Then, as you say, car insurance is also beyond the reach of many young people. So leave it until you can afford it better. show more
    Best answer: If you can't afford it, then no, it's not worth learning to drive right now. In fact, you can't. It is extortionately expensive now to get a driving licence and may also take several attempts. Then, as you say, car insurance is also beyond the reach of many young people. So leave it until you can afford it better.
    8 answers · Insurance & Registration · 6 days ago
  • Poll:knee pain should I go to hospital or tough it out?

    Best answer: You might think that playing the roughie-toughie over this makes you army material. It doesn't. Having a bad knee is a dreadful weakness in a military situation. You'll need to be fitter than you've ever been before after enlistment, so you need to address this now.
    Best answer: You might think that playing the roughie-toughie over this makes you army material. It doesn't. Having a bad knee is a dreadful weakness in a military situation. You'll need to be fitter than you've ever been before after enlistment, so you need to address this now.
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 days ago
  • Poll: Rejected People In Society?

    Best answer: It's easy to judge and humiliate a person for a body trait, but no doubt when you were in uniform, people would think twice about insulting you, wondering if you'd poke them in the eye as soon as look at them. Adopt that attitude now. Adopt the superior attitude that you must have had when you were serving your country in the... show more
    Best answer: It's easy to judge and humiliate a person for a body trait, but no doubt when you were in uniform, people would think twice about insulting you, wondering if you'd poke them in the eye as soon as look at them. Adopt that attitude now. Adopt the superior attitude that you must have had when you were serving your country in the navy. Look down your nose at anyone who shows the slightest intent of fat-shaming. They usually only insult to make them feel better about their own insecurities, so don't let them pass theirs onto you. You have an absolute right to your body, whatever its shape.
    5 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 days ago
  • Why do Cemeteries have flags?

    Best answer: That's because just about every city, town and village has veterans from military conflict. There is no requirement for a veteran to be buried in a military cemetery, and generally speaking they are filled with bodies of those who died in conflict but were brought home for burial. For vets who survive, they live out life as... show more
    Best answer: That's because just about every city, town and village has veterans from military conflict. There is no requirement for a veteran to be buried in a military cemetery, and generally speaking they are filled with bodies of those who died in conflict but were brought home for burial. For vets who survive, they live out life as civilians, but proud family members want others to know of their service and sacrifices. Thus they add inscriptions to explain who the individual is and what military service was given. It's an honourable thing to have fought for one's country and flags reinforce this message.
    7 answers · Anthropology · 2 weeks ago
  • Why doesn’t he want to talk anymore?

    Best answer: He was a one night stand! What are you expecting from him? Why would he want involvement with a female he had one off sexual encounter with? If you were determined to pin the pregnancy on him, you should have said so initially. But he'd probably have just run a whole lot quicker. You don't seem to feel that there's... show more
    Best answer: He was a one night stand! What are you expecting from him? Why would he want involvement with a female he had one off sexual encounter with? If you were determined to pin the pregnancy on him, you should have said so initially. But he'd probably have just run a whole lot quicker. You don't seem to feel that there's anything wrong with conceiving a baby with a man you just met, and, provided you can look after the resulting child, that's fine. But don't you see it's not ideal? Doesn't matter about you, or him, but it matters desperately to any potential baby who is then deprived of financial support and the love and involvement of a father. You didn't say what your decision was. It it was a termination then he's probably behaving just as you have. Easy come, easy go.... in all respects of your brief encounter.
    1 answer · Polls & Surveys · 6 days ago
  • Fight with a friend. I m in the wrong here?

    Best answer: What I see here is an increasing ennui, first on your part, and later on hers with regard to your friendship. The sad fact is that you've outgrown each other and that closeness you had may never be recoverable. If I were you, I'd text a message, saying you are so sorry that you've fallen out. That it's the last thing... show more
    Best answer: What I see here is an increasing ennui, first on your part, and later on hers with regard to your friendship. The sad fact is that you've outgrown each other and that closeness you had may never be recoverable. If I were you, I'd text a message, saying you are so sorry that you've fallen out. That it's the last thing you wanted, and you hope she'll get back in touch. If she does, ask if you can talk or text and say that you've been neglectful and then you were feeling neglected, but that, that said, you know that the time is coming when you won't be as close, as life's moving on for both of you. Make her promise to stay in touch at least a few times a year and make sure you send her greetings for birthdays and Christmas, but after that, I think you really have to let her go. And maybe that won't be so hard, because, after all, you were starting to make a lot of excuses for not being in touch.
    1 answer · Friends · 2 months ago
  • How would you get your grandma to stop being addicted to Yahoo Answers?

    Best answer: Make it worth her while with money! I'm a grandma and if someone gave me enough money, I'd stop, but it'll have to be enough.
    Best answer: Make it worth her while with money! I'm a grandma and if someone gave me enough money, I'd stop, but it'll have to be enough.
    17 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 week ago
  • His on earth was this man not found guilty of murder or man slaughter after killing his baby?

    Best answer: I don't know what the jury looked like, but I can hazard a guess. This nasty animal should have been sobbing for killing his baby son, not for getting off a murder charge. He has literally got away with murder. Don't tell me that there is anyone left on earth who wouldn't know how dangerous it is to shake a baby. But,... show more
    Best answer: I don't know what the jury looked like, but I can hazard a guess. This nasty animal should have been sobbing for killing his baby son, not for getting off a murder charge. He has literally got away with murder. Don't tell me that there is anyone left on earth who wouldn't know how dangerous it is to shake a baby. But, there you go. Life's cheap to some ethnicities.
    2 answers · Current Events · 1 week ago
  • Could i be further along than my doctor said?

    Best answer: A doctor will initially work out your due date from the date of your last period as you give it. (Not that scientific). However, it will eventually be decided by more physiological means. The size of your foetus when scanned and the height of your fundus (uterus) as your pregnancy proceeds. And then, if necessary, your expected due... show more
    Best answer: A doctor will initially work out your due date from the date of your last period as you give it. (Not that scientific). However, it will eventually be decided by more physiological means. The size of your foetus when scanned and the height of your fundus (uterus) as your pregnancy proceeds. And then, if necessary, your expected due date will be changed.
    4 answers · Pregnancy · 1 week ago
  • How can i improve my English speaking skill?

    Best answer: Practise. It's the only way to improve your diction and your vocabulary, but it's often where people fall down. They are happy to learn a language from books, but are shy of actually meeting with native, or very fluent speakers to learn more. It's a little bit helpful to watch foreign language movies with subtitles, but... show more
    Best answer: Practise. It's the only way to improve your diction and your vocabulary, but it's often where people fall down. They are happy to learn a language from books, but are shy of actually meeting with native, or very fluent speakers to learn more. It's a little bit helpful to watch foreign language movies with subtitles, but there's no better way than just opening your mouth, pitching in and talking in that language.
    3 answers · Languages · 1 week ago
  • Anyone else get this feeling before the end of christmas/spring/thanksgiving vacation and the continuation of school?

    Best answer: Just about every person who had a vacation has experienced holiday blues. It doesn't just pertain to school, but later in life, work, and sometimes even when you've had a break from a leisure class, it's hard to get back into routine. But when we do, it quickly becomes the norm again.
    Best answer: Just about every person who had a vacation has experienced holiday blues. It doesn't just pertain to school, but later in life, work, and sometimes even when you've had a break from a leisure class, it's hard to get back into routine. But when we do, it quickly becomes the norm again.
    2 answers · Primary & Secondary Education · 2 weeks ago
  • Which ring should I buy her?

    Best answer: Thieves don't go into that sort of detail. If you want to buy her a sapphire ring, buy one. You can't then be worrying and wondering what happens to it ever after. That's the job of the recipient of the gift, not you.
    Best answer: Thieves don't go into that sort of detail. If you want to buy her a sapphire ring, buy one. You can't then be worrying and wondering what happens to it ever after. That's the job of the recipient of the gift, not you.
    3 answers · Other - Family & Relationships · 2 weeks ago