In Chapter 5 you claim that God will not heal amputees […]But then, you jump to claiming 'even with millions of people praying, nothing will happen.' […]How can you assert nothing will happen?
The one million people, is what is known as a “throw-away line” This is where a person, relying on the experiences of others makes a bold and sweeping statement. As an example, consider, “Even if you asked everyone in America, the vast majority would be opposed to the reintroduction of slavery.” Obviously, that experiment has never been done – you may wish to ask yourself if we could, nevertheless, assume, accurately, the answer.
Along the same line, how do you know that amputees are actually praying for a new limb from God other than just assuming they do?
Well, there are plenty of amputees in the world and there are plenty of superstitious types, so one can assume that it is likely that either an amputee o one of his family have prayed in this way.
Just on numbers alone, I think you would find it ridiculous if I said, “No amputee or any of his friends and family have ever prayed for the regrowth of his missing limb.”
It seems that you are glossing over these important issues which need to be dealt with[…]
I think it is justifiable to gloss over them.
On the matter of one million people etc; God is not impressed by numbers and is not interested in democracy: nowhere in the Bible does it suggest democracy as a form of government. Indeed, the only form of government would seem to be a theocracy.
The next point is that godbotherers of all shades tend to believe that “My god has a Plan!” If this is so, and in the case of the Judeo-Christian god, it is (see Revelation) then God has already decided what will happen to us all.
This being the case, to suggest that he changes his mind is a little arrogant and stupid – how could you ever know better than a god?
Anyway, have a look on Google Images for an amputee – pray for him or her and see what happens.