earlier post: "about begging a magic Sky Daddy for things" implies prayer is ineffective towards a non existing god. A position which could even be wrong in atheist scenarios where prayer works because of natural causes or psychology BTW.
parent post: "I said it was no worse than religious indoctrination by parents"
Nope you said something different, I was not replying to your main point, I was just challenging the atheism that you just put there as self evident. That's a form of circular reasoning, see my other post, which is Exacly how other religions work, so your atheism fights fire with fire.
Or it's a failed appeal to authority, because I may not be familiar with the atheists who wrote the things that you cited. If you want to discuss where they are wrong, please google my comment history, plenty of hooks.
So, maybe, what in your words "makes no sense whatsoever", makes no sense to you instead.
Nice touch the personal attack at the end.