Thought Experiment - Universe with God and Universe without God - which would you prefer?

Universe A - There is a God who intervenes and answers prayers. The harder you pray, the greater is the probability that it will come true.

Universe B - Our universe. Prayer has no empirically provable effect.

Which universe would you rather live in?

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We seem to be thinking along the same lines, but you've articulated it much better.

Even if god is a very kind being, intervention by its very nature, demands that humans are treated at a sub-par level. In an universe were prayers are answered immediately, civilizations would disintegrate soon or will never develop because nobody will be self-reliant.

Can you explain this quote better? I don't quite understand it.

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
-Frederick Douglas

I imagine Universe A's God as being entirely neutral.  Given that, I can imagine people waging wars through prayer, each side trying to out pray the other until God smote the losers.  Greater conviction = Winning!

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