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Subj: Re: Atheist turned believer
Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 at 11:23:23 pm EDT (Viewed 591 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Atheist turned believer
Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 at 11:06:46 pm EDT (Viewed 597 times)

    Ah, right, I understand you: You're advocating rationing of prayer for those who deserve it or have a chance of being saved. Nice

      But I'll bring you back to my point. Why WOULDN'T you - as a believer - pray for a dying relative or friend, however old that person may be? It's not the same as having a child die, no, but you seem to be denying that people can feel huge amounts of grief and loss over ANYONE. You can't apply your kind of thinking to grief. It affects everyone differently.

I wasn't advocating. Deserves has nothing to do with it - I wasn't talking about prayer to save a soul but to save a life while here on earth. If your child is dying of cancer and has only one week to live, I'm quite certain the urge to pray to a deity for an intervention would be WAAAAY higher than praying for an old person's soul who already lived a full life. My point was that if the situation is dire enough, even atheists will hedge their bets and pray.

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