Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:22:22 PM
patchouly: i understand it's up for debate for you. however, the power of prayer is a very real, and reliable, thing to very many people in this world. Even in Canada we ask God to keep our land glorious and free, and so far.. it`s been so. If you doubt that, consider the Queen of England.. since "God save the Queen" became the national anthem in the 1800s, 2 of England`s longest reigning monarchs have held the throne. Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth II. It`s a song, but can also be a prayer. Sure, some people may say that Scientific Discoveries contributed to their longevity. But whose to say that song didn`t help the discoveries along to `save the queen`, and many others in the process? It is the nature of love (helping, sharing), and God is the author of love..
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:15:57 PM
SmagBoy1: i understand completely where you're coming from. But still, the scriptures hold the procedures that, through time and many generations, have proven to be a reliable guide into understanding the power of the power of prayer. If you haven`t sought or experienced that, then you can`t really be accurate about the proofs of prayer, any more than i can accurately explain what the surface of pluto is like (since i`ve never been there, nor have studied it in depth).
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:58:14 PM
"We're going to have to agree to disagree, but I would caution any xian who currently enjoys majority status to consider that the current setup may not always tilt in your favor. How would you like to be treated as a minority faith?"
I will gladly agree to disagree and kudos to you for suggesting it. But I would say I am a minority faith, agnostics are not well viewed by either atheists or the religious community. But I will defend their right to think and say it.
I have enjoyed the debate QueenZira, kudos to you.