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Do wishing and praying work?
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Just because you don't see it, it doesn't exist? Come on, man, you know better than that. You just forgot you made that contract and you can always break since you have been imbued with free will.



A contract is available for both parties to see at any given moment. Since I cannot see any type of contract at the moment, it is safe to conclude that there is none.
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lordseth23 wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


Just because you don't see it, it doesn't exist? Come on, man, you know better than that. You just forgot you made that contract and you can always break since you have been imbued with free will.



A contract is available for both parties to see at any given moment. Since I cannot see any type of contract at the moment, it is safe to conclude that there is none.


I just said that you forgot that you made a contract. Before incarnating into this shit hole, you also agreed to forget.

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I pray about once or twice a year and usually I pray for finals for school but they usually never work out for me
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Wishing and praying work to increase mental stability, belief in oneself works to increase results.


Lets say it works this way, if you got your way with the prayers and it was all because you had gotten better mental stability from praying. I'd say the fact that you'd believe you didn't do anything yourself and only thought that you succeeded cause your prayers got answered would make you believe a litle less in yourself (subconsciously if not consciously).

Praying is overall a silly idea. First there are no facts to support it, no one has ever prayed and then had a TRUE mircale happening (someones life being saved by doctors who studied their whole lives to do just that is NOT a miracle).

Even if you believed in a deity, praying would be silly to you. To think that your petty wishes and hopes stand above the plans of your creator is preposterous.
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Ask your local priest to get an unbiased opinion about this.
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Also, the way people take -Vega- Seriously is disturbing. 9/10 to you -Vega-

PS: The amount of people who believe that some magical guy sits on a cloud listening to your petty problems here makes me believe in humanity a litle less. Then again there's always something that does.

PS.2: I won't respond to any answers, I don't revisit threads on this website. I just watch anime and chuckle at you people from time to time.
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-Vega- wrote:

No, you are totally misinformed. Within the reincarnation system, anybody from any level of awareness can go down in rank or up rank. It is not a solid state system. Nobody is bound within the system. It is always your choice to be in whatever level of awareness.



This philosophy is just an excuse that justifies social inequality. You are suffering, so therefore you chose/deserve it. I am fortunate, so therefore I chose/deserve it. If you don't fight it, then things will get better (later). It is fatalistic and encourages lack of responsibility and compassion - in other words, it justifies social stratification.
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great speech
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I believe they do, if you had no protection i think you'd be a dead man walking. Of course you must make it so that God will help you so work towards what you are wishing or praying about. I've had a lot of strange things happen to me that contributed positively towards my life, if you miss the signs then it's your fault.
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Tekrelious wrote:

Prayer? Yes.

Remember during the 1998 olympics the entire nation of Japan prayed for snow? It worked. When people gather together to pray for a united cause God listens. He won't always give us what we want but a united people, praying for something important to them will be answered.


You do realize that Japan isn't 100% christian right? There are other forms of religion that exist within Japan. Especially in 1998...So it's almost impossible for the entire nation to have united.

Also. Not 100% of the Japanese population care about the Olympics. I could go on and list many more fallacies within that statement but that would just be mean.

Oh using your logic. For generations those who hated the Jews for betraying Christ prayed for something terrible to occur to them. Adolf Hitler the prophet answered the call and the Holocaust came to be.


Who cares? God answers ANYONE with faith in deity regardless of their religion. Also God answers those prayers of the faithful which are righteous.

Praying for snow? Good thing. God will answer.

Praying to murder people? Bad thing. God will not answer.

Why is that hard to understand?
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Nope.

tl;dr:

No.
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Praying keeps yourself focused and your mind at ease, wishing is disney movie douchebaggery type of thinking.
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Posted 1/1/13

-Vega- wrote:


lordseth23 wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


Just because you don't see it, it doesn't exist? Come on, man, you know better than that. You just forgot you made that contract and you can always break since you have been imbued with free will.



A contract is available for both parties to see at any given moment. Since I cannot see any type of contract at the moment, it is safe to conclude that there is none.


I just said that you forgot that you made a contract. Before incarnating into this shit hole, you also agreed to forget.



That isn't how contracts work. You don't agree to forget them.
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i dont believe praying works at all i am not religious so its understandable that i dont believe it works. If there really is a god why would he only listen if u prayed to him and why doesnt he stop a lot of the stuff that happens around the world. just because u prayed and something good happened doesn't mean its works its just luck. if someone in hospital is really badly sick and gets well easy is because the doctors have done what they can and the persons body was able to withstand it not because someone prayed.

Wishing is not something i believe in if you wish for stuff your being lazy you should work to get it you dont need to wish or pray to get something you have to work hard to get it. sometimes people are lucky though and amazing things happen to them.
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No it doesn't people who think praying and wish actually work usually wish for things that will either happen at one point or that they're working torwards.
Example: Finacial success or stability. Your budgiting your money working hard cutting back on things your don't need ect. Eventually you get to a point where more or less okay if not better off. People think that their prayer came true when actually they constantly worked torwards the wish.
Life isn't so difficult that we even need to make prayers or wishes though it may seem like it is at points.
If anything prayers and wishes act more like New Years Resolution's than wish on a lamp or praying to a god.
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