I compose this blog in my mind as I stand in a temple wondering at the milling people around me, eyes closed and palms clasped, mouthing barely audible prayers. Normally, I wouldn't be dragged into a temple by ten wild horses but in a battle of strength between the wild horses and my wife, my wife wins hands down - one command and I follow her into temple(s). Anyways, getting back to the point ... what are all these people praying for? If they are praying for that promotion, then they are asking God to deny someone more deserving; or are they asking God to bend the existing physical laws just for him/her - in other words a miracle? Don't they know, that God does not exist; or if God does exist, then s/he does not interfere with our daily lives? Actually temples are our escape mechanism. To assume responsibility for every action we take is difficult and, possibly, unnerving. Assign responsibility to some non-existing force/power/whatever is so damn easy - "You screwed up my life, you fix it."