ArteznaFeatured By OwnerSep 24, 2014Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, Fiskefyren blocked me. That's cute. Can't handle loosing an argument. I had taken a long time to write out a response to him disproving every single one of his "points" too. Hahaha... Normally I'm not this sarcastic, but I'm kind of amused. Every person I correct, blocks me. I am enjoying the hilarity.
So true. Like, when someone I knew was sick, some people would always pray for them.... you're just clapsing your hands together, losing your eyes, and sometimes just on your knees. How does that solves all the world's problems? It's something I never got.
ArteznaFeatured By OwnerSep 21, 2014Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taken out of context. You are not to pray in public with intention of receiving recognition or praise from others. You can still pray in in public if your intentions are to glorify God, according to the rest of the passage.
You know darn well what I'm talking about when I say "public". Why are you being so dishonest? I believe that the Bible says that is a sin as well, one punished with Hellfire. -with love from an Agnostic
"Clearly you misinterpret the Bible." I do? How so? All I've done is tell you what the Bible says. How is that misinterpreting? Maybe you should read the Bible at some point (because we all know most Christians haven't read the Bible)? -with love from an Agnostic
ArteznaFeatured By OwnerSep 24, 2014Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Bible is mostly written in parables and phrases. "Public" is not to be taken literally. It means trying to receive credit or recognition for good works rather than of glorifying God. I'm telling YOU what the Bible says. I have read the Bible. I think YOU need to re-read it. Also, I have never told you my beliefs; I don't recall saying I was a Christian. I have in fact, read the Bible I had no intention of insulting you; I corrected you and you got defensive.
Yup, which makes it even less reliable. Christians like you are doing my job for me <3 Ohhhh.... so public doesn't mean public? Okay, I guess "killing gay people" doesn't mean "killing gay people" either? I find it laughable that you can say dumb shit like this. And I'm telling you that you apparently can't read. I think you need to read the Bible (you know, for the first time, because I know you're lying about having read it). You didn't have to tell me, your ignorance quite obviously shows that you're a Theist, I care little for what dumbass religion that you subscribed too, they are all wrong after all ^_^ So you say, and yet you prove that you're either lying or don't have a clue as to what it says. But that honestly isn't very uncommon for Americans, a lot of Americans can't read or write. Regardless, I'm wasting my time here, you have a good one and I hope that one day you'll grow a brain and sober up. -with love from an Agnostic
A sad sad truth. I know whenever someone says to me that they will pray for me, I know they mean it in a good way but there are times where I just want to tell them that they are in fact not helping at all. I donate time and money to help people who need help. I'm actually doing something rather than clasping my hands together and mumble. And when they counter that with that their praying was the reason I decided to help and then praise God and don't offer a single 'thank you' to me, I feel insulted.
I think you may have confused ignorance with stupidity, my friend. True stupidity can never be fixed :/ true you might be able to straighten it out a bit but in truth it's like rotten food: no matter what you add to it, some of it is still rotten and it can never become un-rotten.
i dont believe in religion but having religion can be a very good thing. religion gives people faith and makes many people happy when they are saddened. it can stop people from fearing death and be happy when they do die. it also gives answers to questions we do not know and may never know, like what created the universe? he prayed, so what? is it wrong for him to have a faith? if you say yes than i think its wrong to be gay.
Wrong. Religion doesn't give answers to questions we don't know the answers to. The answers that it does give are either lies or nonsense. The questions for which science doesn't have the answers yet doesn't give religion the right to make up whatever answers they see fit. Religion and faith are society's greatest poisons.
Are you seriously that dense? A president's responsibilities far outweigh that of someone like me, it's that person's duty to not bullshit himself or the people who voted for him. It would seem that in America, that the people most fit mentally and intellectually to hold office are the ones most barred from it. Maybe that's why Bush had two consecutive terms, cause idiots were in the majority when voting. I personally don't even care if most of humanity gets wiped out tomorrow, would be a lot better world. Someone in power however should actually do something when a problem arises and not talk to his imaginary friend and magically hope for a solution.
A billion hands clasped in prayer accomplish infinitely less than one hand clasped in work. Prayer is just talking to yourself and wasting air. Besides, how could I do anything? I'm not even American, you troglodyte. Your arguments pretty much describe you as an irrational and ignorant creature.
~Louis-the-Hedgehog If I was god I would show people im real, If I was god I would stop anyone who get`s bully, I would stop child abuse, animal abuse, Stop people from doing stupid shit and stop other bad things that happen in this world. But hey god is up there and people are still the same.
Well, at least you didn't explicitly say "Prayer does nothing". To the theists' credit, based on my experience with Christians, they very often pray just before they take an action, asking God to make them successful, or they pray while they're figuring things out and making a plan, so it's not as if they never have a plan of action to follow after the prayer is done. Prayer can bring individuals together- even as it drives groups apart- and give people something positive to do while they're trying to come up with something else.
Yeah, but the problem is they actually think it works. The most ridiculous one is when military personnel pray to stay safe. Prayer makes 0 difference in the number of pieces of shrapnel they'll be pulling out of their asses.
That's true, but I still believe prayer really can make a difference. Even if someone's praying to a deity that's totally fake. Often times the most important part of human success comes from attitudes, confidence and beliefs and stuff like that that's in people's heads. Believing that a deity will increase your chances (but not give a guarantee) of coming back safe may not affect the weapons on the battlefield, but it CAN effect the mindsets of the soldiers, and that might make a difference.
I'm not sure how often this happens, (probably rarely) but people DO pray for courage, and I'm sure with all the people that pray for that, some of them actually GET courage after praying if they're faithful enough.
I prayed for God to help me get to the Philippines to meet my fiancee. He inspired three people who barely know me to give a total of $1200 to me. I never asked any of them to do this. I only shared that I wanted to meet my fiancee with one. This was a direct answer to my prayer. Prayer works.