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Question for believers
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:44:24 AM »
I apologize if this has been asked before (seems like an obvious question).

To believers:
what have you prayed for and actually received?

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 04:36:45 PM »
When I was a believer, I once prayed for relief of a hangover.  God answered by guiding my subconscious to try the "hair of the dog" solution.  Wouldn't you know it, 3 beers later I was hangover free.  Praise Jebus!
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 05:01:06 PM »
Would be more impressive if God's miracle advice was less capricious than anecdotal party wisdom.

Did it really work?  Never tried the "hair of the dog" approach.
I take a more active approach and just drink a glass of water along with every couple beers.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 02:59:04 PM »
Yes, it does really work if done correctly.  Of course if you overdo it, you wind up right back where you started.

I'm a big fan of the water approach, too.  Either mixed in throughout the night, or 1 gigantic serving right before bed.
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 03:10:40 PM »
when I was a neophyte drinker my to be husband taught me to do always drink plenty of water whilst partaking.  And I've never had a hangover, except for that one damn time where I simply had to do it my way.  &)

I'm not suprised that any of our forum theists haven't responded to this question. 
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 04:32:51 PM »
I'm not suprised that any of our forum theists haven't responded to this question.

Why is that?  I'm a little let down, actually.

Wouldn't they be proud of their gift?
Oh, I get it, they don't want Uncle Sam to get a piece of the action.
What is the tax rate on magic transactions?
And would that be considered interstate commerce?

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 04:34:58 PM »
I'm not suprised that any of our forum theists haven't responded to this question.

Why is that?  I'm a little let down, actually.

Wouldn't they be proud of their gift?
Oh, I get it, they don't want Uncle Sam to get a piece of the action.
What is the tax rate on magic transactions?
And would that be considered interstate commerce?
;D  IMO, it's because they depend on coincidence or parlor tricks as their prayers being "answered".  Christians also self-edit so they don't get disappointed by a imaginary god not answering a prayer earnestly offered, like say healing of amputees. 

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 05:04:09 PM »
I prayed for inner peace and assurance.  And received them.
Eloi, atheists don't have a "belief" system.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 05:09:53 PM »
I prayed for inner peace and assurance.  And received them.

Thanks for answering.  And welcome to the board.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 05:11:54 PM »
I prayed for inner peace and assurance.  And received them.

Should I assume from your profile (Location: six feet under) that you are currently of "undead" living status?  Further, you forgot to mention that miracle?  Do you like garlic?

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 05:15:30 PM »
Thank you.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I don't like garlic.
Eloi, atheists don't have a "belief" system.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 05:27:54 PM »
Thank you.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I don't like garlic.

I'm going to pretend that you are joking. 
That sounds too fantastic to be true. 
Everyone likes garlic.   It just adds a depth to the other flavors.  Have you tried baked garlic?  I highly recommend it.


(If you are not joking, then: "Yay for me".  I've just received my first wacko post on this site!)

So you say you are spiritually dead and yet your body lives, but not by normal means, instead by faith?  You eat faith?  Pardon my French, but what do you crap?

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 05:31:31 PM »
Thank you.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

The zombie apocalypse has begun.

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The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


What exactly did you do that you needed someone to give their life for you?
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 05:38:03 PM »
when I was a neophyte drinker my to be husband taught me to do always drink plenty of water whilst partaking.  And I've never had a hangover, except for that one damn time where I simply had to do it my way.  &)

I'm not suprised that any of our forum theists haven't responded to this question.

Have you tried Holy Water?
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 05:47:20 PM »
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

I have never heard anyone describe their relationship with God in those terms. I am curious to see how well you represent your God here.

As to the Question for believers

When I was about 12 or so I had a little pow wow with God. You see, I was on the way out and decided to make a wager with God. I thought of three things that I figured would be impossible. If God fulfilled these three requests then I agreed to dedicate my life serving Him.


1) That I could be 19 at Woodstock (I was born In 75)
2) That I could see Pink Floyd in concert (I had NO idea they were still together and still playing concerts)
3) That I could be immortal…quickly revised to about 300 years (because I figured I might get bored being immortal and outlived the human race.)

Well, the first request was answered in 1994 just after I turned 19, with the 25th anniversary of Woodstock festival. The second request was filled that same year when I saw Pink Floyd at the Death Valley stadium in South Carolina for their Division Bell tour. Now, I wait.


I thought I was safe for awhile until I read that Aubrey De Grey believes that the first person to live for 1,000 years will be born in the next two decades.

Should I wait until my 300th birthday to dedicate the rest of my life or should I just go ahead and start now?







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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2011, 06:01:49 PM »
Should I wait until my 300th birthday to dedicate the rest of my life or should I just go ahead and start now?

Strange set of cooincidence you have there.  It's a good thing that last clause is keeping you free of servitude.  One more odd correlation and you'd have had no choice left.  I mean, you could have wished to find out why Darth Vader wears a mask.

To anwser your question: I vote you wait it out.
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2011, 06:03:41 PM »
Thank you.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I don't like garlic.
Explain how the Son of God loved you and gave himself for you when you didn't even exist yet.

Who did the Son of God give himself to?

Since the Son of God was actually God, he was just an imposter and it was all fake, right?
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding. - Martin Luther

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2011, 06:27:23 PM »
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

I just wanted see how you would respond to my favorite bible verse. ;)

Hi everyone !
Eloi, atheists don't have a "belief" system.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 06:31:36 PM »
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

I just wanted see how you would respond to my favorite bible verse. ;)

Hi everyone !

Phew.  I'll admit that one threw me for a loop.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 06:35:49 PM »
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

I just wanted see how you would respond to my favorite bible verse. ;)

Hi everyone !

Hello there. How do you feel about the revolting and inhumane contents of the Bible?
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 10:52:52 PM »
I feel horrible.  Especially,  Christ's Crucifixion  part.

Made me think really hard.  When Jesus said "tetelestai."
Eloi, atheists don't have a "belief" system.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2011, 11:18:18 PM »
Smells like POE in here...
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2011, 12:54:34 AM »
The only thing I asked for was guidance and I would say that I've gotten it.

What does POE mean?

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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2011, 01:25:08 AM »
What does POE mean?

Poe's Law

If you don't want to follow the link, it is basically my contention that ELOI is not really a Christian but a person pretending to be one. I am calling troll before he drags out a 15 page thread o' shit.
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2011, 04:55:32 AM »
I am a Christian. I was raised in the church. My father is a pastor and yes I have had prayer answered before. I was extremely stressed out and I prayed for peace and patience. Immediately I had this overwhelming sense of peace an calm, so much so, that I was surprised. Call it a mind thing or what have you but it was my mind that was causing the stress in the first place.

Sincerely,
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2011, 08:40:56 AM »
I was blind too, before I met Christ.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances  for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2011, 08:44:06 AM »

 it is basically my contention that ELOI is not really a Christian but a person pretending to be one.

What kind of objective evidence do you have on this one?
Eloi, atheists don't have a "belief" system.

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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2011, 09:46:29 AM »
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

I have never heard anyone describe their relationship with God in those terms. I am curious to see how well you represent your God here.
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Re: Question for believers
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2011, 10:05:11 AM »
I am a Christian. I was raised in the church. My father is a pastor and yes I have had prayer answered before. I was extremely stressed out and I prayed for peace and patience. Immediately I had this overwhelming sense of peace an calm, so much so, that I was surprised. Call it a mind thing or what have you but it was my mind that was causing the stress in the first place.

Sincerely,
WasBlind

OK, but the change of mind state is not much of a miracle.
 
In any case, wouldn't it be more awesome if you could have made that adjustment yourself?
You, actually in control of your mind/body, think of the possibilities.