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How to Write a Worship Song (In 5 Minutes or Less)

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Feb 19, 2013
Gregg R Thomas commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"Show her a card trick. But just before the "reveal" say a prayer to Satan. That should do it. :D"
Jan 30, 2013
Mabel commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"One word "coincidence"."
Jan 30, 2013
Freek commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"You could also go with the flow and let them have their little victory. Then, when something happens that merits praying, see if the prayer is answered this time (assuming it's not again something that can and will solve itself anyway). If it…"
Jan 30, 2013
Emperor Milos commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"As I told you in chat yesterday, Ryan. Here is another great explanation of prayer. http://grooveshark.com/s/Thank+You+God/3IBFRX?src=5"
Jan 30, 2013
Gallup's Mirror commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"George Carlin has some interesting thoughts about the effectiveness of prayer. "
Jan 30, 2013
James Cox commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"I might have been helpful to know how long the wallet had been in lost & found, and when they schedule the calls for the returns.They might have had the wallet for a few weeks, and this is one thing that they get alot of. There might be some…"
Jan 30, 2013
Yahweh commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"You tell her that god didn't put that wallet in the lost and found. I'm sure there will be a clerk there at walmart that will tell you that there was an actual person handing the wallet over to the lost and found. I'm certain there…"
Jan 29, 2013
Elon Johnson commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"Good luck! and as one psychologist said: it is better not to crash with somebody, but to be along them and change direction together."
Jan 29, 2013
Elon Johnson commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"It not easy but I think that a good way to start is by presenting the harm that religion does, I try to remain calm and just tell them and try them to imagine the most vivid way. Also, it helps when you talk bad about other religions because, at…"
Jan 29, 2013
Peta M commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"Well she may have the wallet but if she keeps using that scenario against you as evidence lol, Ask her this: How long her religion states we have been on the planet my guess will be 6 to 7000 years will be her answer , then offer her this hmm the…"
Jan 29, 2013
Ryan Persson commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
""So I try to appeal to the emotional side of them as much as the logical one"  How do you appeal to the emotional side?"
Jan 29, 2013
Elon Johnson commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"I am like you now. My father is a preacher in Mexico, and my mom is a christian. I am an atheist, but I have found that they just don't value logic, science, and evidence, which is pretty hypocritical because they still use medicine, and other…"
Jan 29, 2013
matt.clerke commented on Ryan Persson's blog post 'How to disprove an answered prayer?'
"Here's my thoughts on this (harsh in some ways): It's God's will that she found her wallet. It's God's will that she lost her wallet. It's Gods will that millions of children are starving (or worse) in Africa. If that…"
Jan 29, 2013

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I'm 17. I'm homeschooled in a Christian home. I enjoy hiking, camping and almost anything else that has to do with the outdoors. Not to brag, but I only personally know a few people who are smarter than me. All of my friends are Christians, (Except for one Muslim guy.and I only know a few non-Christians. I enjoy debating, although I get sick of it sometimes as I rarely have anyone else on my side. That is actually the main reason I came here. So I could talk to other people who hold similar views to mine. My parents are saddened that I am no longer a Christian, although my mom thinks I'm just doubting my faith or going through a rebellious phase. I left Christianity because I was taught critical thinking in our homeschool group's debate club. Although non of the other kids in the debate club are not Christians as far as I know. I applied critical thinking to the Bible and Christianity and realized they were myths. My dad and most people I know are young earth creationists, which is probably why I don't know very many people smarter than me. W Because I was homeschooled, I learned most of what I know from the library and the internet. Textbooks were just boring. My favorite subjects are science, and history. And none of my textbooks talked about anything beyond 6,000 years ago. My conversion to agnosticism was not due to anyone's influence on me, nor was it rebellion against my parents. It was simply because I couldn't reconcile what I knew about the world with young earth creationism, and I realized that there was no reason to believe in theistic evolution or day ages or any of the theories which try to rationalize the difference between the Bible and reality.
Age
13-18
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
To meet other non-Christians, because I don't know any in our town.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Because after years of study, I realized it was not the truth.
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How did you hear about Think Atheist?
I was searching for atheist forums and found it on google search

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How to disprove an answered prayer?

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:04pm 18 Comments

I am agnostic, my parents are Christians. We debate about it every now and then but they have kind of given up debating with me because they can't disprove any of my points, they just say to keep reading the bible and quote verses that say that say that non Christians are willfully ignorant. About 2 or 3 weeks ago my mom lost her wallet, and has been complaining to everyone about it ever since. 2 days ago she had us all go in the living room and had my younger sister pray that God would help…

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