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Do wishing and praying work?
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Wishing no, prayer yes.
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praying just means that you yourself arent going to do any thing but your going to to put all your faith into a higher power that most likely doesnt have time to deal with your petty squabbles. you could get together with your friends and wish diharea upon some poor soul which whom you dont like, ya know, for shits n giggles.


BTW never eat cheetos when your high. it tastes way nasty. go to like BK or something.
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Hell if I know, but I try anyways, cause it couldnt do anything to hurt my odds.
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Well the world wasn't fucking destroyed in December so nope.
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Just wanted to say that wishing and praying is 2it very different things.
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Tried both and the answer in each case is no.
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We can debate all day about this shit and get nowhere...

The only way to figure this out is to test it.

I'm pretty sure that people have tested it.

As far as I can tell the results have returned negative.

I don't believe that it does. I don't pray or make wishes yet I'm doing just fine.

The hell would I know anyway? The peer reviews are out there somewhere all you have to do is look.
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Okay okay okay.

So two dudes from opposite football teams pray that their team will win.

One team does. The winner that prayed thanks God.

Why didn't God help out the other team???
The other football player prayed just as hard.


NO prayer does not work!

Neither does wishing.


The only thing that does work, is YOU working hard to obtain what you would wish or pray for.
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No.

Prayer, much like meditation, can be good for you as long as you don't treat prayer like Santa. Pray or meditate to improve yourself. Asking for material items or for event "intervention" (attempting to change fate), won't work. Coincidences will occur, but they are not the result of your prayer or wishing.

Bribing, however, works like a charm. Need to alter the outcome of some event? Don't pray, bribe.
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Jdaimond wrote:
People can say what they want about how praying and god is fake but you are all young.

Uh, aren't you kinda young too?


How often do you pray or wish for something and it really came true? Do you think wishing and praying really work?

As for wishing, I don't really believe in that. I do believe in prayer (talking/communicating) with God.


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God ain't a magic djinn waiting to grant your every wish. God gives you what He wants you to have or thinks you need.

Yup, that's pretty much my belief as a Catholic as well. To add to it though, I think there is some notion that since God doesn't grant something thru prayer, that prayer doesn't work. I believe this is due to a misunderstanding as to who God is and what end we as human beings were created for in the first place. I won't go into the theology of things since that would take forever. But to be brief, God always wants what's best for us spiritually, and what's best for us almost always isn't what we ask for of Him. I know that if I ever ask anything in particular from God, I always ask it in accordance to His will, since God sees the bigger picture in everything and knows a lot more what's best for me spiritually than I do. One of my favorite saints who had countless people asking him for prayers because they knew that God was working such extraordinary healing miracles thru him, St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (who also bore the stigmata of Our Lord), said it best: "Pray, hope and don’t worry." And I agree, we shouldn't worry because God is always in control and He knows what He is doing and what's best for us.
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suikojay wrote:


Jdaimond wrote:
People can say what they want about how praying and god is fake but you are all young.

Uh, aren't you kinda young too?


How often do you pray or wish for something and it really came true? Do you think wishing and praying really work?

As for wishing, I don't really believe in that. I do believe in prayer (talking/communicating) with God.


PhyongHwa wrote:

God ain't a magic djinn waiting to grant your every wish. God gives you what He wants you to have or thinks you need.

Yup, that's pretty much my belief as a Catholic as well. To add to it though, I think there is some notion that since God doesn't grant something thru prayer, that prayer doesn't work. I believe this is due to a misunderstanding as to who God is and what end we as human beings were created for in the first place. I won't go into the theology of things since that would take forever. But to be brief, God always wants what's best for us spiritually, and what's best for us almost always isn't what we ask for of Him. I know that if I ever ask anything in particular from God, I always ask it in accordance to His will, since God sees the bigger picture in everything and knows a lot more what's best for me spiritually than I do. One of my favorite saints who had countless people asking him for prayers because they knew that God was working such extraordinary healing miracles thru him, St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (who also bore the stigmata of Our Lord), said it best: "Pray, hope and don’t worry." And I agree, we shouldn't worry because God is always in control and He knows what He is doing and what's best for us.


Did you read my whole post. Yes im young but im around old people alot. Its not about me.
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Jdaimond wrote:
Did you read my whole post. Yes im young but im around old people alot. Its not about me.

Don't worry, I read your whole post and liked what you said. I was just giving you a hard time my friend.
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Jdaimond wrote:

One thing is true, if there was no god, neither would there be athiest.


Unless you're implying that god created the athiests, I don't see how that is true.

It is not necessary for something to exist for one to believe it might exist.
It is not necessary for something to exist for one to believe it does not exist.

If we could only believe that things that exist don't... what a world that would be. It gets weird if one tries to imagine that being true.
For instance, if there were a glass half full, must there also exist milk in the empty part for one to believe that it is empty?


Im not caling anybody out but the easiest way to say it is, where there is good, doubt will rise against it.
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suikojay wrote:


Jdaimond wrote:
Did you read my whole post. Yes im young but im around old people alot. Its not about me.

Don't worry, I read your whole post and liked what you said. I was just giving you a hard time my friend.


Cool, glad to see we are on the same page.
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Jdaimond wrote:


ahatestory wrote:


Jdaimond wrote:

One thing is true, if there was no god, neither would there be athiest.


Unless you're implying that god created the athiests, I don't see how that is true.

It is not necessary for something to exist for one to believe it might exist.
It is not necessary for something to exist for one to believe it does not exist.

If we could only believe that things that exist don't... what a world that would be. It gets weird if one tries to imagine that being true.
For instance, if there were a glass half full, must there also exist milk in the empty part for one to believe that it is empty?


Im not caling anybody out but the easiest way to say it is, where there is good, doubt will rise against it.

Doubt is impartial and unbiased; it rises against everything, including itself.
When doubt prevents a person from trusting an honest man, it is bad, but when doubt saves a person from trusting a con man, is it not good?

I can only assume from your reply that you meant that god created the atheists, but you realize you cannot back it up with any sort of logic, so you resort to implying that I am not good.

Fair enough - if to be good is to be afraid to consider that you may be wrong, then I'd rather not be good.
As long as there is reason to doubt, I'll keep my eyes open in search of truth.
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