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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013 9:00 a.m. MST

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djk
blue springs, MO

YES God does answer prayers...his time frame not ours. which can seem daunting at times but patience is the key, along with faith.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

Re:djk,
So when a evil doer accomplishes his/her objective purpose then has his/her prayers been answered.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Skeptic,

Yes. But to a very different "god".

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

Twin Lights, I suppose maybe you have a valid point. But still it all seems sort of pointless recognizing their are opposites: good and bad, grace and evil, hot and cold, positive an negative, etc. plus the element chance. So if your team wins and mine loses did god answer your prayer and rebuff mine. A sad mother caught up in a terrible war zone prays for her suffering dying child to no avail and a rich church going man prays to find his lost gold watch with success . May be that it is all pointless and nature and chance are the only answers.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Skeptic,

I am a firm believer in both chance and nature. Also, that God does not and even cannot answer all of our prayers. For free will to mean anything it could not be so. I reject fatalism.

I kind of like the scene in Bruce Almighty where answering everyone's prayers goes awry. It is instructive.

It is not that I believe there is no point to prayer (I certainly do) but that I fully acknowledge that God will not answer all of my prayers or anyone's. Nor in fact should he.

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