Prayer

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ed
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Title: G_D

Prayer

Post by ed »

I see a lot of requests for and offers of prayer.

Why? I don't get the logic.

If something bad happens then god allows it to happen, no? Isn't praying for succor blasphemy?

If god is omniscient/omnipotent then doesn't he know you are going to pray? Why do it?

The whole concept strikes me as being fraught with inconsistency.

Thoughts?
DJ
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Re: Prayer

Post by DJ »

They just want to know how many people are on their team. I agree with your comments and often wonder similarly. Their gods don’t hold up to scrutiny, but neither does complaint about the tuck rule.🤷‍♂️
xouper
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Title: mere ghost of his former self

Re: Prayer

Post by xouper »

ed wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:08 pm I see a lot of requests for and offers of prayer.

Why? I don't get the logic.

If something bad happens then god allows it to happen, no? Isn't praying for succor blasphemy?

If god is omniscient/omnipotent then doesn't he know you are going to pray? Why do it?

The whole concept strikes me as being fraught with inconsistency.

Thoughts?
Thoughts? OK, you asked for it. :P

Remove the requirement that God be omniscient/omnipotent and the logical problem goes away.

The claim that God is omniscient/omnipotent is a self-refuting claim.

Just like when someone says, "All truth is relative". It's a self-refuting statement. A more common form is, "Everything I say is a lie."

So it's entirely understandable to "not get the logic", because there is none there. But you already knew that.