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Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
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RE: Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
(May 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm)ReptilianPeon Wrote: I was a bit shocked. 

I would have said ... It will take more than a prayer to get me  ....
Religion is the top shelf of the supernatural supermarket ... Madog
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RE: Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
(May 2, 2019 at 3:45 pm)ReptilianPeon Wrote: I said I was not ill. I tried to be respectful about it and not engage in a petty 'point scoring exercise'. I hope I handled myself okay. I don't want to be seen to be discourteous. The man seemed nice enough, if misguided.

Thank you for your christian restraint and tolerance. God Bless You my son.
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RE: Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
@AtlasS33 far be it from me that I should sin against God by failing to pray for you.
I believe we should pray for others. It doesn't have to be in their face or even in person. I've prayed for many people on this forum. What exactly do yu see wrong with intercessory prayer?
"There ought to be a term that would designate those who actually follow the teachings of Jesus, since the word 'Christian' has been largely divorced from those teachings, and so polluted by fundamentalists that it has come to connote their polar opposite: intolerance, vindictive hatred, and bigotry." -- Philip Stater, Huffington Post

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The way some people treat prayer reminds me of how some people treat Hoodoo...they seem to think it won't work unless the target knows about it.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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You said you’re not ill, so I guess I’m just confused about why a random stranger would come up and offer to pray for you. Otherwise, it seemed you had a nice civil conversation, so that’s nice.
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RE: Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
If someone offers to pray for me I thank them and then offer to pray to Satan to help guide them.

For some reason it makes them leave in a hurry.
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(May 3, 2019 at 9:32 am)Losty Wrote: You said you’re not ill, so I guess I’m just confused about why a random stranger would come up and offer to pray for you. Otherwise, it seemed you had a nice civil conversation, so that’s nice.

They could see the demons.
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(May 3, 2019 at 9:22 am)tackattack Wrote: @AtlasS33 far be it from me that I should sin against God by failing to pray for you.
I believe we should pray for others. It doesn't have to be in their face or even in person. I've prayed for many people on this forum. What exactly do yu see wrong with intercessory prayer?

A believer in God must assume that God exists. If one assumes the existence of God, it will be not good to pray without knowing how God himself would respond.

You can't knock on God's door, and ask him something that disrespects him or contradicts what he already said. I should only pray for somebody in need of that prayer and deserving that prayer too; or else I'm asking God for what I don't know.

Imagine praying for somebody like Hitler or a serial-killer. My prayer would then be a kind of an insult to their victims.
I expect God to honor the victims of unjust. That's one example.
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RE: Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
"I will pray for you!"

"I will think for you."
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RE: Somebody came up to me offering to pray for me today
(May 3, 2019 at 9:22 am)tackattack Wrote: @AtlasS33 far be it from me that I should sin against God by failing to pray for you.
I believe we should pray for others. It doesn't have to be in their face or even in person. I've prayed for many people on this forum. What exactly do yu see wrong with intercessory prayer?

You didn't ask me, but I'm comfortable with butting in. Smile

God is ineffable.  You cannot possibly know the fine details of how God wants things to turn out.  Oh, sure, you can know big picture stuff, but when you pray, for example, that people afflicted by a famine in Africa may somehow get enough to eat, you could very well be praying against God's purposes.

Intercessory prayer seems pretty pointless (other than making the supplicant feel good), as it is asking God to alter plans that have been in place since the beginning of the universe.

'Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.' - Bierce

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‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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