How prayer doesn’t work

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    1. one pair of hands put to work will acomplish more than a thousand clasped in prayer

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    2. “How prayer doesn’t work”? You mean there’s some evidence that it actually does work sometimes (pro tip: it doesn’t)?

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    3. Of course prayer works. Do you have any idea how many billions have televangelists made thanks to prayer (or more exactly, thanks to those gullible enough to think praying is useful)?

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    4. Prayer’s purpose is not to get you stuff, it’s to bind you to the church with pointless hope and senseless ritual.

      Prayer works very well indeed, has for centuries.

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    5. In which we make incorrect assertions about a matter of spirituality that we’ve over-simplified and then masturbate over the silly, over-simplified results.

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      • My oversimplified assertions may be very correct indeed. That’s the reason for all the masturbation.

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        • Except this isn’t. It asserts that the success of your prayers are contingent upon the “Divine Plan of God”.

          Yet, IN THE MOST FAMOUS PRAYER IN THE WORLD (Matt. 6:9) Jesus taught (“Pray then this way”) that we should pray for things related to the “Divine Plan” (“Let your Kingdom come, Let your will take place”) *as well as* our needs/desires (“Give us our bread”).

          One isn’t dependent upon the other, making the assertion in this image false.

          So keep it up? I guess?

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