Do you believe in prayer? If so, then you are delusional and an idiot.
Your bible has plenty of examples on the power of prayer, and yet in 2011 there is not one verifiable example of any prayer being answered. Oh yes, there are plenty of anecdotal stories but no proof. Rick Perry prayed for rain in Texas and that didn’t work. Texas ended up with the worse drought in HISTORY. Hilarious.
You really think I don’t have hope? Here’s what I hope for …. all disease to be eradicated, more schools built so that every child can have an education, more hospitals built and every person on this planet provided health care, I hope that men will stop believing in their mythical books and then they might stop beating women, I hope all women are given access to reproduction education, birth control and abortions, I hope all wars will stop and I hope all people will learn to be accountable for themselves instead of praying for answers.
I hope every person has all the food and shelter they need. Tell me one of the major religions that isn’t oppressive to women? I’d like that to stop! When you and I die, we both end up exactly the same … star dust. If there is something else out there, I don’t need to worry about it now because whatever it is, it’s not as it was written in the bible which if you’ve read it, you know it is more about control than love.
You do realize, that your bible was written by uneducated bronze age tribesmen who were likely doing a few Hallucinogenic drugs and they had no access to science or technology? Would you take advice from those people sitting around a campfire, drinking their wine/beer and smoking marijuana today? I don’t think so.
In AD and BC surgeries were performed by exactly the same sorts of people who wrote the bible and those didn’t work out too well. Would you want any surgery performed the same as it was done 2000 years ago? Why is it that everything has advanced except religion? There’s no proof of Adam and Eve, no proof of Moses, no historical proof of Jesus, no proof of Noah’s Ark. Every culture developed their own ideas of gods and most grew to give them up, but not you. Why not? Why do you need a crutch when that crutch has been rotting at a very quick pace for the past two centuries?
You also need to keep in mind the size of the universe. There are some 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (give or take a few zero) … 300 sextillion stars. No, that doesn’t include planets or moons. So where is your heaven in all of this? Hubble hasn’t found it, but it has sent us back a few images of what the universe looks like. No angels and no gods in spite of what you think in your delusional pea brain.
This is a world where great benefit could be gained if all religionists would give up their delusions. There’s a lot that needs to be accomplished. A lot of lives would be saved, if the $400,000,000 dollars donated to churches in the US last year was instead used to benefit science or technology. There would be little impact on society today if religion were to totally disappear. On the other hand, we can’t live as we live today, if science and/or technology were to disappear. Science doesn’t have all the answers but it does have answers. When you look to the bible it’s nothing more than wishful thinking full of lots of contradictions and horrific acts.
Nothing happens for any reason. There are things beyond your control and things that aren’t. More proof of your delusion when you think some god is trying to send you a message that there’s a reason. Now get up and work in your garden, enjoy your grandchildren, play some music, go for a walk. Know that nature is beautiful and enjoy this one life you have to live as best you can.
May the sky fairy bless you.