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Proving that prayer is superstition

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By watching this short video, you will be able to prove to yourself that the belief in prayer is a superstition. Every answered prayer is a coincidence, nothing more. Let's start by understanding how superstitions work. Imagine one day that your uncle gives you his lucky horseshoe. He says to you, "This horseshoe has never failed me. Just tell the horseshoe what you want, and it will bring it to you." This sounds good, but you are a little skeptical. So you decide to try it out. You take six dice in one hand and the lucky horseshoe in the other You say, "Lucky horseshoe, give me six sixes!" And you roll the dice. So think about it. What do you suppose is going to happen? If you are a normal, intelligent person, you know what will happen -- chances are that you won't get six sixes because the odds are only one in 46,000 that you will get six sixes. It is not going to happen very often. Does the lucky horseshoe have any effect on the dice? Does the horseshoe change the odds of getting 6 sixes? >> NO The horseshoe has absolutely no effect. Can we prove it? Yes. We can test it scientifically. We roll the dice thousands of times invoking the lucky horseshoe each time. We find that the horseshoe has no effect whatsoever on the dice. Therefore we call the belief in lucky horseshoes a superstition. A superstition is defined as : 'An irrational belief that a magical object or action influences the outcome of events.' By performing thousands of experiments we prove that the belief in lucky horseshoes is a superstition. We can prove that the belief in prayer is a superstition in exactly the same way. Let's look at several examples. Example 1: Imagine that your aunt says to you: If you pray to God he will answer your prayers. You ask her the obvious question: 'How do you know that?' She says, I've prayed to God hundreds of times, he always answers my prayers, just like he says in the bible. Then she quotes you two bible verses. In Mark 11:24 Jesus says: >>'Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer , believe that you've received it and it will be yours. In John 14:14 Jesus says: >>'Whatever you ask in my name I will do it' That the father may be glorified in the son. If you ask anything in my name I will do it. This seems pretty simple. Jesus is supposed to be god. God is supposed to be perfect. When God says something it should be true. Prayer should work. So you decide to try it out. You pray to god in this way: Dear God, please help me to roll 6 sixes. I have faith that you will answer my prayer as you promised on the bible. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. And you roll the dice. What do you suppose is going to happen? If you are a normal, intelligent person you know what will happen. >> Nothing. You will not roll 6 sixes anymore often than normal when you pray. We can scientifically prove this. We can roll the dice thousands of times praying to god each time. We find that prayer has no effect on the dice whatsoever. Any intelligent person can see what is happening here. The prayer has exactly the same effect as the horseshoe. That's because the belief in prayer is a superstition, just like the belief in lucky horseshoes. A superstitious person who believes in prayer can not see that prayers and horseshoes are identical. Instead a superstitious person clings to the superstition, and creates excuses to explain why it does not work. Instead of making excuses here's the important thing to understand: Prayer has exactly the same effect as the horseshoe. The perfect equivalence between prayer and horseshoes is undeniable. Example 2: What if we tried this prayer instead. Dear God, we pray to you to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowing you will bless us as you promise in the bible. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. This is an important prayer. Millions of people die of cancer every year. There's lung cancer, brain cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and all the rest. We pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers this completely heartfelt, unselfish, non materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkable ways. What do you suppose is going to happen? Will God reach down and eliminate all the cancer cells? If you are a normal, intelligent person you know what will happen. >> Nothing. This prayer will have no effect whatsoever. Here's the interesting thing. If you ask a lot of lucky horseshoes to cure every case of cancer the exact same thing hapens. Prayer has exactly the same effect as a horseshoe. If you're a superstitious person who believes in the power of prayer you're making excuses right now. You might be thinking, that prayer is too big, or, it would be too obvious for God to answer this prayer. Or, God intends for us to suffer. Instead of making excuses what if we accept the reality of the situation. The perfect equivalence between prayer and horseshoes is undeniable. Example 3: If the prayer in example 2 was too big let's try a smaller prayer.

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Duration: 10 minutes and 24 seconds
Country: South Korea
Language: English
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Posted by: pound on Sep 19, 2010

By watching this short video, you will be able to prove to yourself that the belief in prayer is a superstition. Every "answered prayer" is a coincidence, nothing more. For more information, please visit http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com.

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