Originally posted by bilobadetachment from habitual wanting or desire (physical, mental or spiritual) to have something without effort is folly.
prayers are a way of focusing the mind, connecting to your inner truth, only if you believe you can come to answers and strength to realise them yourself can you be free from the delusion that things will come to you out of thin air. nothing wrong with believing in a medium that will help you arrive at your own capable self. sometimes belief can inhibit reali ...[text shortened]... ut effort is folly. so yeah, why not believe in nothing but realise everything you desire to be.
Originally posted by sonhouseWhy do you want to pray if you're not interested in God anyway?
Hey, it can't hurt and if there really is a god who answers prayers......
Originally posted by Flower04So 'he' will do what YOU want, to ban atheism?
Why do you want to pray if you're not interested in God anyway?
But you want to pray - this indicates that you want to talk to God - but remember in your prayers, God is not a wish-engine.... he will do what HE wants, not what you want....
Originally posted by sonhouseHow about praying God's will, that has the best chance of getting a yes.
Then it does stand a chance of being answered in the positive?