Jim Dixon wrote "So, I agree with Joe: save your sympathy for people you know. Furthermore, when you need sympathy, turn first to those close to you: family, and the friends you see often. If, for some reason, those people are not sympathetic, consult a pastor or counselor"
If that works for you than great, go for it. If other people want to go another route, I have no problem with that. It seems like "To each his/her own" doesn't seem to work around here. If there weren't any complaints about the existence of the original thread, it would have died a long time ago and this thread would have never started.
New people join the Cat every day it seems and they don't have the benefit of knowlege of agreements about prayer threads. I've been here around a year and I've never heard such a thing. I HAVE heard that the rule of thunb with flamers, trolls, and spam is to ignore them and let the threads die. If this is truly spam why couldn't it be let go as well?