If you were to pray to God...?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Quick question. If you were to pray to God, would it be to ask for forgiveness, ask for favors, or give thanks for what you have?
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    A baby sister for Jesus and the outlawing of superstition which means all religion.

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  5. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Forgiveness for what?
    Thanks for what?

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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    If it worked, it would be to ask for favors.
     
  8. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    There is an anecdotal story of a person carrying a large load of firewood. When the load suddenly slips out of their grip they call out God's name in despair, since they are faced with the arduous task of single handedly reloading the wood. Miraculously, God suddenly appears before them and asks what He may do for them. In return, they ask for God to load them up again with firewood.

    The idea is that we are habituated to a paltry existence, and tend not to have a broad enough intelligence to make earnest requests from God that actually benefit us.
     
  9. Goldtop Registered Senior Member

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    Firewood?

    I wonder why God didn't appear to offer any help when a quarter million people, many of them Christians called out God's name in vain when they died in a tsunami? It just seems more important than firewood. Maybe not to you, though.
     
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  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    They didn't have a broad enough intelligence to form the proper prayer?
     
  11. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps you need to open a thread about theodicy..
    But just to cut to the chase, what sort of help would you expect such people to receive?
     
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  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Or do you need it?

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  13. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    As one who rarely displays anything other than generic search enginable atheism, the finer aspects of thread derailment are probably not apparent to you.
     
  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    1 more question you will not answer.
    As 1 who lives in a dreamworld, much is not apparent to you. What is apparent to you is usually not true.

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  15. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    As one who speaks exclusively in the language of cliches and memes, much is not apparent to you.
     
  16. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    How long do you desire to demonstrate your ridiculous arrogant ignorance?

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  17. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    I guess if I get fatigued I can always resort to pulling memes off google search.
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Or continue childish attempts at insult.

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  19. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    If I resort to pulling memes off google search, I am already doing that.
     
  20. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    This is the result of asking a simple question.

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  21. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    It's more a result of your gormless posting.
     
  22. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    You cannot stop.

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  23. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Such is the power of gormless posting by others ...
     

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