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.
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
Skeptic,Yes. But to a very different "god".
Re:djk,So when a evil doer accomplishes his/her objective purpose then has
his/her prayers been answered.
YES God does answer prayers...his time frame not ours. which can seem daunting
at times but patience is the key, along with faith.