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A new Hub- Praying For Our Government

  1. rsmallory profile image82
    rsmalloryposted 7 years ago
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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Prayer never helped out a quarter million people survive a tusnami. Prayer doesn't feed the thousands of children who starve to death each day. Prayer doesn't stop terrorist bombers from killing innocent people.

      Why would prayer work there?

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/gallery/random-funny-photos/prayer.jpg

      Good luck with that. lol

    3. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just a waste of time

  2. rsmallory profile image82
    rsmalloryposted 7 years ago

    okay, I knew there would be some pessimist-but let me ask you this-what could it hurt?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No - I am sure it cannot hurt.

      Unless, of course - you were going to actually do something - and decided to do this instead. In which case - whatever you were going to do that would have made a difference did not get done.

      big_smile

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's quite a simple answer. It can hurt based on the fact that people will pray and do nothing instead of action. If you really want to do something about the government, action speaks louder than prayers.

      A small single action from a pair of hands does more work than billions of hands clasped in prayer.

      1. rsmallory profile image82
        rsmalloryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        While I can appreciate your answer-I simply do not agree. I have seen prayer work and because I am a believer, I believe-it's as simple as that. Please understand that I in no way suggested that we pray and leave it at that. I too believe in action. I believe that prayer inspired action is all the more powerful because we would be acting in God' will and by His direction.

        1. The Grey Wolf profile image59
          The Grey Wolfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            But do we really need to consult god to make the right choice? Is it impossible to decide for our selves?

  3. The Grey Wolf profile image59
    The Grey Wolfposted 7 years ago

    That demo-poster says it all. I can think of a hundred better ways to waste my own time that are way more enjoyable, if not productive, than prayer.

    Top Ten.
    1. Playing Video Games
    2. Cleaning my room.
    3. Watching TV.
    4. Contemplating the meaning of Existance.
    5. Taking colledge classes.
    6. Volenteering at any number of charitys.
    7. Writeing a letter to my govenor.
    8. Writeing a letter to my senator.
    9. Masturbating.
    10. Writing this list.

  4. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    People do not attack her for what she believes she respects your beliefs have some couth and respect hers. smile

  5. The Grey Wolf profile image59
    The Grey Wolfposted 7 years ago

    I didn't tell her she was wrong, I just don't think that prayer is a very good use of a humans time, espeacially since our time is so short. A life spent in prayer and meditation is a life wasted. Most things are fine to do as long as you do so in moderation. If you like to pray go for it, just don't ask me to join you.

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      I believe prayer is fine if it is moderation I absolutely agree!smile She didn't ask us to join, she asked us to read her hub and make comment. Her hub is pretty good it gives you guidelines to how it is done. Playing video games takes far longer then a 5 minute prayer but everyone is entitled to use their time as they see fit. smile

    2. Flightkeeper profile image77
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Man, those nuns, monks, and yogis are gonna be so pissed.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        they are happy doing that, for some of us westerners this is too much but for them that is the source of their happiness, who are we to say that they are wrong...

        1. Flightkeeper profile image77
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I know pretty wink my sarcasm fell through, sorry big_smile

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I always pray, everyday, every moment, I close my eyes, relaxed and then as if somebody out there is going to help me then I am more happier afterwards and more confident, relaxed and can face the world because Iam more at peace with myself..

            I am veering away from the topic, with the kind of people we have in th egovernment we need all sorts of activities, praying is the number one hting we need to do, then action, help yourself, if the governemnt cant help you with basic things, what are you waiting......FOR??

            1. Flightkeeper profile image77
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The next election?

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/3965809003_a594c26655_o.gif

                Your'e on a roll today Flightkeeper smile

              2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
                prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                bloodless revo, LOL

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No it didn't lol lol lol

            1. Flightkeeper profile image77
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Mad X!

        2. The Grey Wolf profile image59
          The Grey Wolfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I know it's mean and unfair, but "Simple minds, simple pleasures" comes to mind.

          1. Flightkeeper profile image77
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, so you were thinking about Barack Obama.

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, it is

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Praying is like meditation it calms your nerves and you are relaxed afterwards

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah.

  7. Valerie F profile image59
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    Most of the time, the answer to prayer is a call to action. The thing is that people want to know not just that they need to take action, but what action they can and should take. So prayer is helpful.

  8. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    Moved thread to Extreme Hub Makeover forum.  Do not post links to your hubs, except in this forum.  Thank you.

  9. rsmallory profile image82
    rsmalloryposted 7 years ago

    Sure I can chose for myself. I chose to pray and then I chose whether or not to follow that leading.

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    wvlegacyposted 7 years ago

    Two things of note: (1) Never make a doctrine out of your own experience or lack thereof. (2) It is always important to reach the right target audience with your message.

 
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