39. "Oh he absotely gave the best example of the efficacy of prayer." In response to In response to 26 Sat Jul-24-21 01:59 PM by Cold Truth
You're far too deeply indoctrinated to see that. .
Because those prayers were either "dear god, please kill this blowhard", in which case, it was answered in the affirmative, or the prayers for healing and recovery were denied.
Therein lies a significant problem, because it's essentially a multiple choice test where you're always right.
Cletus Christian gets sick and asks god for healing.
If Cleatus is healed, hallelujah, praise Jesus! He's been healed by his mighty hand!
If Cletus isn't healed?
The prayer was answered?, but the answer was no.
And with that comes a flood of posthoc rationalizations.
God works in mysterious ways. God had to call his angel home. God had a higher purpose. This was the result of the fallen world in whcih we live. It wasn't gods will. He wasn't right with god. He must have had sin in his life.
And on and on and on and on and on.
This is also why you've avoided a direct, specific response to my direct, specific question.
Because once we push aside all the fluffy cliches, coffee mug sentimentality and canned platitudes, we do not have examples that show clear connective tissue between the the request and outcome, and a god as the actual cause of the outcome.
And often enough, just as you did, the thing for whcoh god is surmised as the explanation is something relatively mundane and has an equality mundane explanation.
The example given simply wasn't the positive outcome most Christians like to cherry pick to prop up their myth, but that's what made a great example.
For all your arrogance in here, you're demonstrating that you lack either the capacity or willingness to excercise even minimal critical thinking in the subject.