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God: A Spiritual Lottery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexander Baldwin-McCurdy Oct 28. 5 Replies

In times of hardship, I am often told to pray. This made no sense to me, but I think I understand how to explain it.The "miracles" that people have said they received after prayer are completely…Continue

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"I think the key difference between lottery tickets and prayer is that one is for an imagined prize, and the other is a very substantial and possibly attainable prize. I also feel that some people see the reward of eternal life the same way, and the…"
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God: A Spiritual Lottery

In times of hardship, I am often told to pray. This made no sense to me, but I think I understand how to explain it.The "miracles" that people have said they received after prayer are completely personalized- for example, a child in Uganda would not get that big raise that a banker in America prayed for.Not every single person gets a miracle.If things remain the same after prayer, it is called a "test", and if things finalize into a change for the worse, it is "in His plan."Miracles do not seem…See More
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At 2:43pm on May 8, 2014, Duane Taylor said…

Remember I told you we would stay friends? :) What's your Facebook bro? 

At 5:38am on August 21, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Alexander      

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3900 members.

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