Jonathan Rosenberg‘s Scenes From a Multiverse gets it just right when discussing just how useless prayer is in times of need:
Damn Cornpocalypses. They ruin everything.
Meanwhile, Foundation Beyond Belief is actually doing something to help the victims of the Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake. We’re raising money for the Japanese Red Cross and you can help by making a donation. So far we’ve collected over $18,000 from members and visitors! I can’t tell you how amazed our board and staff is about the outpouring of support from atheists everywhere. It’s incredible. Not unexpected — we knew atheists would give — but this much, this quickly? Wow.
Let’s keep increasing the amount. Prayers might make Christians feel good about themselves, but your donations will actually help the victims of the tragedy.
(Thanks to Aaron for the link!)