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When you prayed did it ever work?
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When you prayed did it ever work?
If you were a former christian and now an atheist, when you prayed did it ever work for you? I've prayed a lot before in the past and to be honest, it never really worked out for me. Say I would pray for my cold to go away, it wouldn't go away. So therefore I don't believe that prayer works. I just let my body do its thing and fight it off.

Sorry if there is a post like similar to this..
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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
I prayed once and then thought I felt overcome with the Holy Spirit but it was just gas.
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"The lord doesn't work in mysterious ways, but in ways that are indistinguishable from his nonexistence."
-- George Yorgo Veenhuyzen quoted by John W. Loftus in The End of Christianity (p. 103).
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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
Thier is a difference between petition (asking God for stuff or favors/making wishes) and prayer as demonstrated by Christ Himself..

http://atheistforums.org/thread-14138.html
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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
Can we take it then that the answer's no, Drich?

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(October 31, 2012 at 12:37 am)Drich Wrote: Thier is a difference between petition (asking God for stuff or favors/making wishes) and prayer as demonstrated by Christ Himself..

http://atheistforums.org/thread-14138.html

Thank you Drich. I now know how to handle arguments with Christians regarding prayer from now on. Of course, I'll have to put it this way:

"You're fucking doing it wrong. Quit asking him for shit. Just be happy and kiss Hank's ass!"

Fucking brilliant. Thanks again.
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Hank's ass is one of the world's few bonafide, "good things."


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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
If you all insist....


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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
Read and study scripture, you know I'm so tired of saying this, but I will continue until your brains can register such a simple concept and actually this simple task.
God says in scripture He will not answer all prayer, He even says He will refuse to listen to some prayer.
No where in scripture is it said that one would get everything one asked for, your asking must be in accordance to God's will.
As for you rbd274 how do you know God did not answer your prayer, just because your cold did not miraculously disappear does not mean the prayer had no answer. Maybe God said no, if you were not listening you might not have caught the answer. If you're not or were not a Christian then just why do you believe God should have cured your cold, God is not a wishing machine, there are requirements to having greater access to God. All have the access that is needed for salvation. You know that cold could have turned into pneumonia and killed you?
God loves those who believe and those who do not and the same goes for me, you have no choice in this matter. That puts the matter of total free will to rest.
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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
Godschild Wrote:Read and study scripture, you know I'm so tired of saying this, but I will continue until your brains can register such a simple concept and actually this simple task.
God says in scripture He will not answer all prayer, He even says He will refuse to listen to some prayer.

I wonder why that is? Maybe I should stop confusing God's non-existence with a denied healing prayer everytime I tried to heal others.
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" ~ Aristotle
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RE: When you prayed did it ever work?
I used to pray to jesus to cast the white power structure out of america so we can all live in unity. No hasn't worked.

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