May 21, 2008

Religious?

Pull and Pray.

What say? Anyone?

183 comments:

Keshi said...

Religion to me is a way of life. Not script-driven blind play.

I pray..but not to a God to grant me my wishes.

I believe that hands that do service are holier than the lips that pray.

Keshi.

Neeku said...

Hallelujah !

Very true. Somehow looking at the course load right now... I SO need to do that !

Pavi!!!! said...

Huh?? pull n pray mathlab???

ceedy said...

If prayers could solve this then an entire industry will not have its existence.....

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Is that how you interpreted pull and pray? What does the pull stand for you?

Ankur said...

pull up ur socks and pray that u do the right thing!!!

;)

Cheers!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Neeku,

And what do you mean by pull and pray when it comes to course work?

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

If you don't know, you will soon find out. Either someone will be explicit and if no one is, I will let everyone know. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Apparently, its working for some staunchly religious Catholics I know. Maybe its the placebo effect?

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Nice nice! Now we are getting the hang of it. :)

You still answering the people who commented on your question?

ceedy said...

Could be...and if resorting to prayers the "religious" ceremony will have to atleast 48 hours long - which in turn depends on the phase of the "moon" for that month

Keshi said...

how the hell am I supposed to u'stand wut someone had in their minds when they wrote that qn...and wut they meant by PULL?? :)

I answered the way I u'stood it. Something like 'Pull up ur socks n pray'?...which I dun do anyways. Hence that answer.

I really dun care wuts 'right/wrong' when it comes to statements ppl make..I answer the way I u'stand em Sol. Besides, who cares wuts 'right' here? duh! LOL!



Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Its not "someone" writing this phrase. Its NOT a unique phrase. And I AM asking you what you understood by it? What is your idea of PULL in this phrase cos all you talked about is the PRAY part.

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Hahah!! This is getting better and better! AWESOME! Knew I could depend on you for this.

Keshi said...

Then why exactly is the title focused only on RELIGION?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ok now I get it! *rolling eyes*

PULL reminds me of Push and Pull..similar to In and Out. Similar to Sex?

ok so Pull and Pray...means pull outta the v#gina and hope she doesn't get pregz?


And I was thinking abt God!!


Keshi.

Ankur said...

hehe... :D

and...

Pull the strings a lil and pray that they dont break!!!

:)

Cheers!!!

P.s. sorry for the delay, but have replied all of em :)

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Is it really? Maybe..maybe not.

Ankur said...

@Keshi

but u pulled ur hands to pray ;) :P
lolzzz

hehe..
Cheers!!!

Keshi said...

Sorry Sol I was such a tubelight before.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

na Ankur this qn from Sol PULLED my leg big time hahaha!

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I am going to hold on to your tubelight comments for a while. Want to know what other people have to say about this rather than get their aha moments from reading your comment, ok?

Keshi said...

no worries Sol.

So my hidden comment is right? ;-)


Will u publish it later on?

tnxx!

Keshi.

Ankur said...

no... u pulled ur leg on her question :P

haha

:D :D

Cheers!!!

Pavi!!!! said...

@sol : kk...im reading all the comments..n it makes me feel like a lost puppy!

splly Ceedy's comments! If his conversations wit God were latin this is the language they speak in mars!

I'm waiting n readin :) hopefully the light'll blink soon!

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

Keshi's light blinked but blinked too bright so I cannot publish her comment cos then yours will also blink as bright. I am hoping someone comes and flickers the light like Ceedy did just enough to see what's going on!

Keshi said...

Ankur I think I finally got it and Sol wont publish that comment til others take part. woohoo! :)

Keshi.

P said...

haha how do you remember these regularly Solitaire?
I must say all the ladies here are really innocent, except you and me of course :p
And I totally agree with Ceedy :D

Ankur said...

@keshi

do u think i m a dumbass and wud believe u got it :P :P

haha... :P

will only believe once she pubishes ;)

@Sol

keshi's 'got it' instincts are on stake... do publish em soon :P

hahaha

*ROFL

Cheers!!!

Solitaire said...

@ P,

Do you have any flickering light metaphors for the naive people out here? Any hints? Any funny retorts about this?

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Now now you are egging her on...

Ankur said...

@sol

who me

*looks innocently*

naah :D

Cheers!!!

Keshi said...

k wuteva Ankur..I dun care if I got it or not. Its not a matter of life n death anyways. there r better things to worry abt.

:)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Im outta here Sol. I'll check ur blog later on to see if my ans was right. Ciao!

Keshi.

Pavi!!!! said...

OMG! i cant get sleep tonight w/o figuring this out...

shld i be thinking dirty?? R we talking anything related to "confessing to the priests" here?

Ceeeeedy help! this pea-sized brain can't figure it out by itself!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Seriously Keshi..for those who are pulling and praying, they probably have only this to worry about!

;)

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

Dirty?? Hmmmm...maybe..depends on each one's perception. To me, its more stupidity. :)

Think hard!

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!!

these are prayers you are already resorting to if you cannot resist your praying mechanisms....and then there will be a time when you will seek prayers that the full moon shines bright with a spark of light floating towards it like a meteor

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

OMG!! The choice of words. I am dying!!!!!!!

Pavi!!!! said...

@Ceedy : U confused me more...n was that the intention!"The phase of the moon" bit helped...thnx :)))))

n well..Pull MIGHT work. have to resort to it at times..Pray, no it doesn't !!!

Sol: have i got it?

LOL! LOL!!!!

P said...

Sorry I tried but can't think of any hints. You see, I am a biologist and used to explaining related topics in a clear and scientific way. Hey, can that be a hint?

@Pavi: maybe you should ask your husband :)

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

Ok you guys are killing me here!!!
"Have to resort to pull sometimes"...hahahahahahahhaha!! This is crazy!

Did you like the other words Ceedy used.."floating like a meteor"? GOSH!

Solitaire said...

@ P,

Yes..that can be a hint..maybe the title of the post is misleading eh?

Pavi!!!! said...

@P :Got it myself yeah...w/o askin the hubby :)))

@Sol : All of wat Ceedy said makes so much sense now!!!!seems like a give-away!!! "prayers ur already reorting to" hahahha I'm cracking up!

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

Now ask your hubby!? Does he know what it means?

Keshi said...

**no...u pulled ur leg on her question


big deal Ankur? Mebbe I hvnt PRACTISED this 'pulling n praying' as much as u hv?? thats prolly why I didnt get it the first time ard. So chillax. But I did get it later on.

Besides, mebbe u knew it cos u've heard it before from somwehere else? But I hvnt..so I derived my own logic and answered it, like how Sol wants us to.

So plz take a break from making me feel like a total dim-wit, cos Im not.


Keshi.

Pavi!!!! said...

@sol : Do u want to title the post "Is it worth a try" ?

Nirmal's Blog said...

pull and pray??????...

i might be written somewher outside a crowded temple......

pull (or push) the people away and pray b4 u get pulled....lol..

ps: wat does it mean in real sense...

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

Naah naah! My titles are all one word..

Besides won't be fair to the ones who tried earlier and probably were misled by the title.

Keshi said...

Sol Im so done with this pulling and praying I dun think I even wanna know the ans anymore, tata!

Keshi.

Ankur said...

@keshi

i was tryin to pull ur leg in which i certainly failed :(
(looks so after readin ur response to me)
*sigh*

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! How twisted can this get!?

I really cannot stop laughing!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

See...I knew that all this pulling and praying was a bad idea!!

Ankur said...

its like...

"Pull the leg and pray it wont be taken offensively :("

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Good one!!! Sometimes prayers are answered and sometimes not!

Nirmal's Blog said...

how can anybody say pull the socks and pray...

u need to remove that b4 entering to pray...lol

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

You are right. Sometimes people remove even more than socks before they pray...esp in this case.

Nirmal's Blog said...

more than sockssss..?????

haha i have seen place wher u shud remove shirts.....u talking bout tat...lol

P said...

I am just cracking up reading all the interpretations. You, ceedy and ankur are pretty good at the hinting game :D

@Keshi: You might have practiced the praying part as much as Ankur but definitely not the pulling part. You are not equipped to do so :p

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Think bigger!

Nirmal's Blog said...

nude??????...nahiiiiiiiiii

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

LOL!

Solitaire said...

@ P,

HAHAH!!! Damn right she is not. Its partnership. One pulls, the other prays!

Pavi!!!! said...

@Nirmal : Think BIGGER and HARDER

and lol @ P's comment to keshi .."not equipped" hahahahhahaah!

Keshi said...

P I know haha!

but nah I dun even hv any practice in the Praying part. Is that a bad thing? LOL!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha Pavi!

yes I may not be equipped for it, but I CAN pull it girls! ROFL!

Keshi.

ceedy said...

@p and solitaire

yes the one equiped is doing the pull part but pray both have to do it together right....

P said...

@Keshi: Of course not a bad thing. Shows that you are a smart girl :)

Keshi said...

haha no P its not being 'smart', it's really being 'deprived'. LOL!

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Do you think that if everyone in te picture prays, its more effective or do you think there should be distribution of duties?

Solitaire said...

I guess we all are "pulling" this post off quite well..I had prayed that we would.

Keshi said...

haha Sol there should be EQUAL distribution of duties at that moment AND if/when the praying fails. LOL!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

*PULLS a face and PRAYS that her answer is correct*


*PULLS her hair and PRAYS it aint grey"


k enuff Keshi!

ceedy said...

@solitaire

well the praying part depends on the personal reverence - like you asked in the first place - religious?

i dont think there should be a distribution of duties as far as praying is concerned...if the god fails to listen....then prayers will change to ryhmes and reasons

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Did you mean rhymes and rhythms?;)

ceedy said...

@solitaire

rhythms too but initially it will be a reason process to figure out the "reasons" that the prayers were not answered

Ankur said...

@keshi

bang on!! :D

Cheers!!

Nirmal's Blog said...

he he here people started righting thesis on the topic...lol...

i m still sticking to my point ...its written outside a temple..a crowded one..

Keshi said...

k Sol out with it! Its getting too boring now. :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

wut was that for Ankur?

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Maybe you are right. Maybe people in India did go to the temple to pray after pulling and I am pretty positive that none of their prayers got answered and that's why the current state. sigh!

Keshi said...

yeah Nirmal while I was talking abt Service, u were talking abt Temples.

Pulling and Praying while doing 'service' and at the 'temple' can be pretty hilarious!

Keshi.

Nirmal's Blog said...

well i m not getting u when u say PULLING....

does it mean pullingleg...or pulling something other..

Iceman said...

Pull the donkey's tail & pray it doesn't kick... :-)

aneri_masi said...

kisko pull karke pray?

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Patience my dear friend patience.

Its night time in the US and the working day has just begun in India. Let everyone have their fair share of fun. :)

Solitaire said...

@ Aneri,

Wohi toh aapko batana hai.

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

As Pavi said, think bigger and harder..:)
And if I may add...longer.

Solitaire said...

@ Iceman,

Good one!!! Very refreshing compared to what we all have going on in our minds!

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

for me, its all about the faith rather than hours spent in prayers...

Solitaire said...

@ Bubbles,

Faith in pulling?

Neeku said...

What I meant ... was ...

Pull yourself out of laziness to start to work... and along with that pray :)

Nirmal's Blog said...

sol i m sorry to say...but this is the worst post of urs.....


u asking NIRMAL to THINK....aur woh bhi BIGGER,HARDER and LONGER....how dare u....

u know how much i hate THINKING....

katti....

g-man said...

i'm an atheist. i take a pull on my cigarette and wonder why some people pray

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Once you know what we all are talking about...(if only you give it some thought)...you will find this the best post ever cos I am sure it is related to your favorite topic.

Solitaire said...

@ Neeku,

Some people surely need to pull out of their laziness and go to the store to buy some vital items so that they don't have to pray so hard.

Know what I mean? Ke nai?

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

Well I guess an atheist has it easy then..they only pull and not pray.
But when something goes wrong, who do they blame?

g-man said...

i don't know about the rest of them, but if something goes wrong, i try to find out why it went wrong, and blame that. even if it is me who was wrong. if something goes wrong and i can't find a reason, well, shit happens

Vrij said...

Pull and Pray.

The first thought that comes to my mind is of radical religious leaders, be they Imams or pastors or pundits.. trying to propagate their religion as superior to other religions and pull people towards theirs. And what do we pray about? That these things should not happen??

Religious fundamentalism sucks big time.

Nirmal's Blog said...

hmmm....

is it anything bout natures call....lol

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

In this case, if anything goes wrong, it can be only one thing. And oh! You will definitely know the reason. And for once, you will have to live with the shit all your life.

Can you guess what I am talking about?

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal

Are you saying "nature's call" is your favorite topic????????????

g-man said...

not a clue :|

Anjuli said...

didn't get it!

Solitaire said...

@ Anjuli and G-man,

The answer is quite amusing. Ceedy has given great hints all throughout. Check them out!

Nirmal's Blog said...

he he no no.....lol..

my favourte topic is related to gals.....and wat to pull and pray with then....

g-man said...

o shit, the first coupla clues got me thinking...a pregnancy strip?

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

There we go!! You are on the right track! And there is something that you can definitely pull from them! HAHAHAHAHAH!

Keshi said...

rite now I wanna be pulling some things..lol!

Keshi.

Anjuli said...

ignorance is bliss :|

P said...

Oh wow this is still going on? Will come back in the morning to see where this ends. I'm guessing I'll have 1000+ comments to read by then :)

g-man said...

i wasn't even close, was i?

Hiren said...

lol ... hilarious post ... i guess its the first time i read all the comments ....

@ceedy -> too good :)
@solitaire -> maybe its a "placebo effect" ... lol ....

i guess i m gonna spend the rest of my day trying to pull my brain away from this post and praying that it does :)

Keshi said...

aww I wanna be a Pullee...where's my Puller?

Sol Im sure ur gonna hv abt 800 comments for this one LOL!

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Anjuli,

Yea..in this case, it is detrimental though.

Nirmal's Blog said...

man this is confusing...

sol do u mean pulling some thing OUT...lol

Rakesh said...

i will tell don't bray..:D

Nirmal's Blog said...

@keshi...

he he and i pray tat i will know wat its all bout on 799th post...

vishesh said...

wow!before my reader even reads this and tells me to read it,so many people are here...

hmm...for me religion is something i don't like(when i say that i mean the commercial religion)...every religion is a doctrine and has its truth,finally what remains is that we are here to do something and we have to do it...everything is an illsuion...

Jeya said...

Pull and Pray. Sounds like the hypocrisies found in any religion these days. Pull the money out of my pockets and then they let me pray..

Religion a business.. a pulls..
Yet it is also a magnet that pulls may for other known or unforeseen reasons.

humbl devil said...

heheheh
why pray when you have loads of morning-after pills in the market???

humbl devil said...

hope i wasnt way off target...
:)

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

What's a pregnancy strip?

Ria said...

I believe in Karma, so for me work is worship!! But where does this pull come from?? :P

Solitaire said...

@ Vrij,

Awww..this really got you worked up, is it?

Forget the religious leaders. What are your personal beliefs?

Solitaire said...

@ P,

Hahah!! Not yet! But I think either people are too overwhelmed or too confused!

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

So did you really manage to pull the humor out or are you praying that someone enlightens you. I hope everyone hear learns through theory and not practice.

LOL!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Hahaha!!! I am sure there will be lots of pullers if you make one quick announcement. But then what about the praying? Hope you find someone religious and diligent enough. ;)

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Usually you pull something out, down, up, etc...

Usually there is always a preposition there.

What are you thinking about?

Solitaire said...

@ Rakesh,

Ok then tell me.
No one is braying but if you stop praying, you will be in trouble.

Solitaire said...

@ Vishesh,

Deep thoughts (no pun intended). But if the pulling part is an illusion then even God won't be able to save you.

Solitaire said...

@ Ria,

Work=pleasure, eh?

Do you know what is the pulling and praying we are talking about?

The above statement is a hint.

ceedy said...

@keshi

I just hope you dont drive a stick shift!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Humble,

Bang on target!

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

HAHAH!!! Then Keshi will have to be deeply engrossed in prayer!

Alok said...

I don't believe in God. :P

I'm more of a Pagan Worshipper ;)

Hail the eternal king : Condom!

Hiren said...

have come across this phrase (theoritically that is :)) a few times earlier ... so i was aware of the actual implication of your trick question .... just that couldnt come up with any witty hints for others ... (my brain has refused to think out of the box courtesy some important & abundant work at office)

Solitaire said...

@ Alok,

Now everyone is going to read your comment and go bonkers!

HAHAH!

ceedy said...

@nirmal

simple advice....if you dont pull the rabbit out in time from the hat....magician to kya god bhi kuch nahi kar sakta

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Are you planning on getting me fired from work on my last day at work?

I cannot stop laughing!!!
What a comment!!

g-man said...

ack! watching reruns of friends and i saw the ep where rachel finds out she's pregnant. that thingy she uses is a pregnancy strip...

shit, this one has me stumped, and i can only bloody think dirty now!!! so here's another guess...

a condom?

Alok said...

Solitaire,

Shit!

I killed the fun. :(
Didn't know of the hinting going around here.

Anyways, awesome post! :D

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

I guess the pregnancy strip can be an alright answer but where does the pulling come into the picture?

And condom? Elaborate pls!

Solitaire said...

@ Alok,

Not yet!! It still is quite misleading, as you can see in a comment below you! Won't publish your "killing the fun" comment until everyone is done!

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

Thank you for the clarification that you only have theoretical knowledge!!

Nitin said...

Is it pray for not getting P after S.

Ankur said...

@Keshi

tat was ur answer... this was simple :D :D

Cheers!!!!

Ankur said...

@Sol

wheres keshis answer... i am waiting since morning and now the working day is even over in India :D :D
hehe

post karo na :D

Cheers!!!

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Why so much curiosity for Keshi's answer!? A lot of people here already know what it is. You have not figured it out yet??

BTW, it is only mid working day in the US. :p

Solitaire said...

@ Nitin,

Depends on what P and S are. Are you thinking as dirty as I am?

vishesh said...

its funny you say god will not be able to save you..the thing is it meant to be so thats why it is :) thats the illusion :)

Solitaire said...

@ Vishesh

If its an illusion, they why pull and pray?

PS: What are you talking about?

Ghost Particle said...

Pull out your sanity, and pray that it goes back in.

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

Why exactly would it NOT go back in? Because someone else would be too busy in prayer?

Nitin said...

Both 'P' and 'S' are divine words (ppl says so.)..and necessary for the human existence. Rest all feeling (dirty) depends upon the way it is used....
I guess i got it right...

Solitaire said...

@ Nitin,

If they are so divine and lead us to so many prayers, then why are they not allowed in sacred temples?

Nitin said...

U should go to MP (Madhya Pradesh) .. there U will find the temple...

Alok said...

Solitaire,

Just interchange the words and you have a sad story. :P

Ankur said...

@Solitiare

arre i wanna see coz i wanna make sure :D :D
hehe

arre i toh got it the first time, didnt ya read my first comment!!!

or r u talkin abt her??

:P

and mid day ab hua hai... Good Afternoon!!!
i dont know ur time zone so just taking 11.30 difference :D :D
hehe

Cheers!!!

Nirmal's Blog said...

ha ha thanks to ceedy and humble devil.......

i got it......

gn from mumbai...

(dont worry i m sleeping alone...so no pull and pray..),,lol

Ghost Particle said...

its a trance...we pull it out, we loose our minds, we're blinded by obsession and we die.

ceedy said...

@solitaire

just felt like sharing this...

@Pavi!!! (no offence - white flags already hoisted)

if the persons name starts with V and the is asked to pull - then chances are he will be offended in his rythmic symphony, comply and prayers might just work....

but now in case of a Gujjubhai named Vipul - is asked to pull he will think that his idol that he is praying with is actully egging him on to increase his rythem....

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

You are crazy..

Its like the story of my friend whose name is Pushkar and whenever anyone called out his name while playing, that chap got pushed!

Ghost Particle said...

Pushkar! man that must be hard.

Pavi!!!! said...

@Ceedy..Hhahahaha! ur too funnny!!! Thank God i don't call him "V"! n yeah...shldn't he be the one who knows the exact moment when he shld pull :)))
n offence kyon?I'm behaving drunk n laughing nonstop w/o touchin a drop of booze, thnx to this post!

Sol: Remind me on chat to share how the conver abt this went on wit hubyy dear:)))I'm in splits now!

Solitaire said...

@ ghost,

What do you mean.."hard"?

Keshi said...

haha Sol I dun want just a puller..I want a pusher too.

ok Im being bad now.

btw come read my reply to u in my 2nd last post. :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha Ceedy!

**I just hope you dont drive a stick shift!!!


I laaaike stiff...competition I mean. LOL!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

LOL Ankur did u finally see my CORRECT ans up there?

if not, this is what it was:



ok now I get it! *rolling eyes*

PULL reminds me of Push and Pull..similar to In and Out. Similar to Sex?

ok so Pull and Pray...means pull outta the v#gina and hope she doesn't get pregz?


And I was thinking abt God!!



:)
Keshi.

g-man said...

pregnancy strip. she pulls of the tape. you pray for the outcome :D

and condom...you pull it on, and pray it works

here's a discussion i never thought i'd be having

Keshi said...

no G-man, this post is abt a Condom-less society. :)

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

Don't know how the condom comes into the picture unless someone manipulated with it...

But yeah..you might need to figure out how a pregnancy strip works if you want to pull and pray.

Solitaire said...

@ Nitin,

You mean people in the United States who pull need to go all the way to MP to pray?

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Hope you slept well and all that pulling talk did not keep you up.

Ghost Particle said...

sol...ur nuts. thats wat u are.

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

I am? Why?

*looks innocent*

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

You mean the pusher who pushes in the labor room?

Then don't pray!

Keshi said...

**You mean the pusher who pushes in the labor room?
Then don't pray!


lol no, I meant him being both the pusher and the puller.

I know, Im dirty.


Keshi.

Neeku said...

Darn I missed the hint :(

Nirmal's Blog said...

@keshi....

****I meant him being both the pusher and the puller.***

then wat will u do....layback and njoy.......u lazy gal....lol

Keshi said...

Nirmal I love staring at the ceiling.

LOL!

Keshi.

Ghost Particle said...

simply...felt like saying it. u need a shrink. I charge by the hour, wanna try?

humbl devil said...

oye hide keshis all revealing comment...
it dents the fun!!quite early...