""well. i have prayed when i was a christian for god to heal the world and all that. nothing happened. so i stopped."
He sent His son, that sounds like an adequate answer to your prayer.
If you believe that this is all there is, then…"
"The point wasn't so much the macro-pray for the end of suffering, I was pointing out that there would be a thing more important health of the physical body, at least from the viewpoint of salvation. I don't assume that that passage is…"
"I think it is more that DEEP DOWN there is a larger issue that we are concerned with.
Matthew 16:26 comes to mind.
Not so much that I (because I can only attest to what I believe, not other Christians), believe that God could not…"
"I agree with Zachary Harris. Another thing I would point out is that individuals have different things that touch their hearts. Some have a heart for the poor, the widows, the orphans. Some have a heart for those afflicted with the slavery of…"
"" Most pedophiles, I believe, rape children because children are easier to rape than adults. The tabloid hysteria over pedophiles, which turns them into boogeymen, does nothing to combat this second, more pernicious form of pedophilia--in…"
"I think it is hard to not be biased when it comes to the views of others. You don't have to agree with them, or even say to their face "Hey, I think it's great that you have this in your life." If they don't disrupt your day…"
"Anything by Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, LOTR, Dune, Foundations, and Jurassic Park (just in case we decide to clone Dinos...), Hitchhiker's, and I think "The 40 dollar Tomato" would neatly replace lamentations. "
"@ archaeopteryx -
"I sense that you really are, we get theists on this board all of the time, and I, for one, welcome them, as belonging to a mutual admiration society, for me, is no fun. I like divergent opinions."
It doesn't seem…"
"Thanks for sharing your story Suzanne, but I believe I might have started to look for answers in the wrong part of the forum. Obviously, prayer, especially prayer at a time of great need and with feelings of helplessness would be a subject…"
"I'm sorry that you feel that we are fighting, like I said, I'm used to people being put off by my many questions. I don't herd people, I have respect for them. If it seems I'm unsatisfied with your answers it is merely…"