Would an atheist wanting to pray be irony?
It’s for a school assignment, I think it would be irony, but not too sure.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
No, it would only be a contradiction.
There has to be an ironic 'twist'.
- oldschoolLv 72 months ago
Ironic: "Happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this."
- MichaelLv 72 months ago
Ironic would be the atheist dies and goes to heaven,
but his friend a devout christian goes to hell.
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
Nah - just ridiculous.
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- SumDudeLv 72 months ago
wanting - no. Praying to get something, save his life (etc) - yes. ["There are no atheists in foxholes."]
- CatherineLv 72 months ago
An atheist could want to do that just for mock a religious believers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- JackLv 42 months ago
I'm not an expert but I don't think it's irony, someone can crave a feeling of something they won't attain. I really wish I could have a low anxiety day, i know it can't happen but I still want it. I believe in God, but i think this is how and Athiest would think
- GypsyfishLv 72 months ago
No. That's a contradiction, but not irony. Irony is when there's a twist. If a religious tennis player prays for the win, but the atheist wins, that's irony.
In Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic", the examples are coincidences, not ironies (which makes the song ironic). She says "Rain on your wedding day..." but that's just coincidence. It's not necessarily unexpected. If, however, you plan your outside wedding for Las Vegas because it never rains there, and then it rains, THAT's ironic, because you could have saved your money and had it near home.
- 2 months ago
yes it would because they do not believe in any higher power and therefore praying would be considered irony.