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Thats my opinion Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 07:16 PM
Response to Reply #38
46. In Christian faith
Prayer is not getting God to pay attention to our wills, and responding to them by doing what we ask.
putting ourselves quietly in a mood so that we can pay attention to what God wills and responding to it.

And prayer is very important
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  -Interesting conversation at the repair shop nadinbrzezinski  Aug-26-11 12:47 PM   #0 
  - People who have lost the thread  MorningGlow   Aug-26-11 12:59 PM   #1 
  - Reminds me of a joke:  gateley   Aug-26-11 01:04 PM   #3 
  - Love it!  MorningGlow   Aug-26-11 01:12 PM   #6 
  - That is one of my all time favs  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 01:13 PM   #8 
  - Bill Cosby had a whole Noah routine  EC   Aug-26-11 01:51 PM   #22 
     - Ha! That's funny! nt  gateley   Aug-26-11 03:03 PM   #27 
  - Right! nt  Thats my opinion   Aug-26-11 04:29 PM   #33 
  - Lord helps those who help themselves =  Deep13   Aug-30-11 11:00 AM   #68 
  - Being somewhere between our  Newest Reality   Aug-26-11 01:02 PM   #2 
  - I'd ask where was God when Rick Perry was praying for rain  LynneSin   Aug-26-11 01:05 PM   #4 
  - Preparation & prayer are not mutually exclusive  akvo   Aug-26-11 01:07 PM   #5 
  - Actually she was preaching  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 01:12 PM   #7 
  - "We need to pray for them"....Maybe you do lady if that's your thing.  monmouth   Aug-26-11 01:15 PM   #9 
  - So you never pray in public? Or are you a Paulist, posing as a  Bluenorthwest   Aug-26-11 01:20 PM   #11 
  - Am I ultra fundamentalist ......  akvo   Aug-26-11 03:39 PM   #28 
     - I'm curious...  laconicsax   Aug-26-11 04:09 PM   #30 
     - They were never literal.  Thats my opinion   Aug-26-11 04:34 PM   #36 
     - That doesn't answer the question.  laconicsax   Aug-26-11 05:30 PM   #39 
     - Great question  akvo   Aug-26-11 06:15 PM   #42 
     - Well a few of the the things you mentioned ARE articles of faith  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 04:27 PM   #31 
     - I have some very serious problems with some things you say  MikeH   Aug-26-11 05:58 PM   #41 
        - It sounds harsh to non-believers but you are correct  akvo   Aug-26-11 06:28 PM   #43 
        - Its not just harsh, its evil...  Humanist_Activist   Aug-26-11 09:37 PM   #51 
           - Well by this logic, of this particular christian faith  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-27-11 11:41 AM   #52 
           - An exageration....  akvo   Aug-28-11 06:11 PM   #61 
              - "No man cometh unto the Father but by me."  LuvNewcastle   Aug-30-11 04:51 AM   #65 
           - Because its a change of heart  akvo   Aug-27-11 01:58 PM   #57 
              - Jesus wasn't a paragon of virtue, he was, ar best an egotistical dickhead...  Humanist_Activist   Aug-27-11 04:23 PM   #58 
        - articles of faith are articles of faith  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 06:30 PM   #44 
  - So you believe those who make a correct guess are "saved" and go to heaven  MikeH   Aug-26-11 05:31 PM   #40 
     - Well said. Also, there are many people in the world who...  Jenny_92808   Aug-28-11 06:11 PM   #62 
  - I've noticed that too before in some right-wingers who are fundamentalist to boot.  LiberalLoner   Aug-26-11 01:16 PM   #10 
  - They're all here just awaiting the Rapture or Second coming, so if they do a little  sinkingfeeling   Aug-26-11 01:25 PM   #14 
  - Yes, I've seen that too! It seems like such a strange thing to me, like those  LiberalLoner   Aug-26-11 01:37 PM   #17 
  - Yep...They believe the corpses crawling out of the grave scenario..  Jenny_92808   Aug-28-11 06:22 PM   #63 
  - And it is not limited to christian fundies  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 01:27 PM   #15 
  - Being in the 'Bible Belt', I'm always amazed at how 'god' has to be included in every  sinkingfeeling   Aug-26-11 01:22 PM   #12 
  - Yep that is the point  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 01:24 PM   #13 
  - What authentic religion demand is that you  Thats my opinion   Aug-26-11 04:38 PM   #37 
     - Wait, what? Religion demands that its adherents "think"?  cleanhippie   Aug-26-11 07:12 PM   #45 
     - Since when?  skepticscott   Aug-26-11 07:47 PM   #48 
        - No. Thats My Opinion will NEVER quantify just what "authentic" religion is. EVER.  cleanhippie   Aug-27-11 12:22 PM   #53 
  - This part of the message block is interesting: "I really get tired of  Obamanaut   Aug-26-11 01:32 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-26-11 01:39 PM   #18 
  - I politely disagree, I don't think she was pushing her views on others. If I had heard that, I  LiberalLoner   Aug-26-11 01:39 PM   #19 
     - Exactly, if people want to pray that is fine with me  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 01:47 PM   #21 
        - How do you know it wasn't a miracle?  akvo   Aug-26-11 03:51 PM   #29 
           - Alas it could also be free will  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 04:30 PM   #34 
           - If it WAS a "miracle", then that proves your god is a horrible being.  cleanhippie   Aug-27-11 12:27 PM   #54 
           - The earth is not heaven  akvo   Aug-27-11 01:31 PM   #55 
              - If your god intervenes at all, even in the slightest way, then free-will is a farce.  cleanhippie   Aug-27-11 01:48 PM   #56 
              - Thats an exageration  akvo   Aug-28-11 05:41 PM   #60 
                 - Thats rationalization.  cleanhippie   Aug-30-11 10:35 AM   #67 
              - The interesting thing is that the end result...  Silent3   Aug-30-11 10:29 AM   #66 
              - +1000  Angry Dragon   Sep-04-11 12:04 AM   #70 
              - So love to your god is a test  Angry Dragon   Sep-04-11 12:01 AM   #69 
           - Please, not the old  skepticscott   Aug-27-11 09:16 PM   #59 
  - God favors the prepared if she favors any.  sfpcjock   Aug-26-11 01:42 PM   #20 
  - "EOC" is what?  masmdu   Aug-26-11 02:12 PM   #23 
  - Emergency Operation Center and I did translate it for her  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 02:16 PM   #24 
  - You can also refer to an expert opinion on this:  hedgehog   Aug-26-11 02:23 PM   #25 
  - That is a good one that I should remember  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 02:30 PM   #26 
  - Sounds as if  Thats my opinion   Aug-26-11 04:28 PM   #32 
  - "what it authentic Christian faith and what is superstition"  cleanhippie   Aug-26-11 04:34 PM   #35 
  - Serious question did any governor do that?  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 04:57 PM   #38 
     - In Christian faith  Thats my opinion   Aug-26-11 07:16 PM   #46 
        - And who says you get to define that?  darkstar3   Aug-26-11 07:32 PM   #47 
        - So when Jesus said  skepticscott   Aug-26-11 07:50 PM   #49 
        - Not from what others have explained  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-11 08:19 PM   #50 
        - So god is really inside of you??  Angry Dragon   Sep-04-11 12:07 AM   #71 
  - I had a neighbour lady who told me quite often she was praying for me.  polly7   Aug-28-11 08:13 PM   #64 

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