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Prayer ... SERIOUSLY?!
2nd June 2011, 13:58 (This post was last modified: 2nd June 2011 14:05 by Godschild.)
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(2nd June 2011 13:35)reverendjeremiah Wrote:  
(2nd June 2011 06:07)Godschild Wrote:  have you ever given a thought that the food that was just prayed over might be tainted yet one does not get ill. I wonder just how often this might be the case, we never know.

If prayer really worked that way..then businesses would not be spending money keeping their food clean, and would merely pay people like you to pray over it.

Magical thinking...what a fucking idiot.


(2nd June 2011 10:14)5thHorseman Wrote:  Statler. Just because Mao and Stalin were atheists does not mean they killed millions because of their religious beliefs, they killed them for their POLITICAL beliefs. Your country hasnt been crazy religious like it is now, for as long as you think. Catholic church held back science for centuries. Also look at most atheist countries followed by standards of living.

You actually responded to that idiot Waldork?

I put his ranting stupidity on "Ignore"..something that I will be doing to the other fundies on this site soon enough.

Please hurry!
(2nd June 2011 13:48)Cinjin Cain Wrote:  @ Statler first. Hey thanx for hijacking my thread with the baseborn history lesson.



(2nd June 2011 13:43)Godschild Wrote:  
(2nd June 2011 06:20)Cinjin Cain Wrote:  
(2nd June 2011 06:07)Godschild Wrote:  I see one place in the prayer you have probably misquoted because it does not fit with the rest of the prayer, listen closer next time and see if you can find it, it jumped off the page as soon as I read the prayer.

I'm reasonably sure I didn't misquote him. I've heard this prayer many times, but I suppose anything is possible. Keep in mind, he's a mechanic who grew up drinking boos and huffing paint fumes ... not a man who's had 40 years of doctrine. His prayer's are going to reflect this.

As for your theory about tainted food ... that's one hell of a leap man. I haven't prayed for my food in 20 years and never once have gotten ill from bad food.

On another point. Do you pray before you eat no matter where or why??

Yes, I'm thankful for what God provides. If you're wondering if I fill embarrassed when praying in public I do not and really see no reason to be.

Praying in public is odd, but that's not really where I fault you on that particular statement. I would argue that god didn't provide you with that food. In fact, stop going to work and earning a pay check and we'll see if god keeps providing you with food.

God provides me with a job, thus allowing me to have food on my table.
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2nd June 2011, 18:40 (This post was last modified: 2nd June 2011 18:44 by Doubting Thomas.)
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I think that praying before a meal is a throwback to ancient superstitious times when food wasn't as plentiful as it is now. Back then, you were damn lucky to have something on the table, and the common superstition was to thank a god for it since apparently without a god there was no way that anyone could ever find nourishment.

What I find funny is how Christians will speak normally in everyday language, then when they start to pray, they get all "thou" and "thee" holyspeak on everything. Why do we need to regress to outdated language when speaking to a god? Don't you think Yahweh would understand what's being said if it were in current English?

At my in-laws, they always insist on the standard Catholic "Bless us, O Lord, for these thy gifts..." prayer before meals. It's kind of annoying but I just wait patiently until it's over. In my house, though, no prayers are required. If you're at my house and insist on praying, go right ahead but don't think me rude if I start digging in while you do your little magic spell.

(2nd June 2011 06:07)Godschild Wrote:  have you ever given a thought that the food that was just prayed over might be tainted yet one does not get ill. I wonder just how often this might be the case, we never know.

Um, I'm willing to guess never. I tell you what, GC, let's do a scientific study on this. We'll give you two pieces of chicken for dinner, one with salmonella and one without. You pray over them and then eat them and we'll see if you get sick.
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2nd June 2011, 19:34
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Well, it's not bad being thankful for recieving food. But to thank the almighty sky-daddy is just bullshit, save your thanks to the one who paid for the food, used appropriate seasonings to make the food delicious and actually put it on the table. That is just signs of good manners Wink
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2nd June 2011, 19:51
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Prayer reminds me a bit of Buzz Lightyear speaking into his forearm mic, "Come in Star Command". Woody said it best. "IT'S NOT REAL!"
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2nd June 2011, 20:19
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(2nd June 2011 13:58)Godschild Wrote:  God provides me with a job, thus allowing me to have food on my table.

No he did'nt. Dont be silly. Your skills landed you your job, to think otherwise would be foolish. Do you see why?
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2nd June 2011, 20:30
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Not to mention all the people out of work praying for jobs and not having their prayers answered.
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2nd June 2011, 21:15
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(2nd June 2011 13:58)Godschild Wrote:  Please hurry!
Done... never liked your crap anyways, and never understood why the Mods allow you to flame your fundy bullcrap all over this atheist forum anyways. People like you would surely not reciprocate if the situation were reversed.
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2nd June 2011, 21:20 (This post was last modified: 2nd June 2011 21:23 by Cinjin.)
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(2nd June 2011 21:15)reverendjeremiah Wrote:  People like you would surely not reciprocate if the situation were reversed.

A very valid point. I was banned from a christian site just for asking one question about a biblical contradiction. No warning. Not a word.

I didn't even curse or insult anybody. ...... and I like cursingBig Grin
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2nd June 2011, 21:20
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(2nd June 2011 21:15)reverendjeremiah Wrote:  Done... never liked your crap anyways, and never understood why the Mods allow you to flame your fundy bullcrap all over this atheist forum anyways. People like you would surely not reciprocate if the situation were reversed.

Because he has done nothing worthy of banishment. I understand your sentiment, but people who contribute without breaking the rules enough times to warrant being banned are welcome here. Sure, he would not reciprocate, but I don't start behaving like people I disagree with just to get back at them for disagreeing with me. This situation is exactly what the ignore function is for. Enjoy, Jeremiah. Smile
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2nd June 2011, 21:25
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(2nd June 2011 08:04)Shell B Wrote:  


Apparently I get my history from the same place Univerisity of Kings College does. Sorry if that offends you.

I was not including Germany in the bloodbath quote, I was including the Soviet Union, Cambodia, and Chinda. Although there 3rd reich was loaded with atheists as well as theists so I saw that as a bit of a wash. You guys always point to the crusades and inquisition which of course happened hundreds and hundreds of years ago and pale in comparison to the atrocities committeed in the 20th century by atheistic regimes. More people were killed in cambodia on one day than were ever killed in the inquistion. I think comparing a dixie cup to the ocean is a bit of a cowardly game myself. You also seem to forget that the abolishionist movement was let by Christians. Not why dropping atomic bombs is somehow magically worse than leveling the same cities with normal bombs.

Since nobody on here has ever answered this maybe you can, given your atheistic world view, why is slavery and dropping bombs on people even wrong? Seems you have to borrow from my world view in order to even argue against it.
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