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Offline Garja

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Re: Prayer doesn't work
« Reply #116 on: August 04, 2012, 11:07:26 PM »
Okay, new plan.  Next new theist..... we be really nice and agree with everything they say for like a week, and how no one has ever heard his/her arguments before and they are so persuasive. Then BAM!!!! FACTS TO THE FACE!!!.



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Re: Prayer doesn't work
« Reply #117 on: August 06, 2012, 08:26:47 PM »
Im the OP and here were the results with my sister. She came up with data that said the divorce rate for real Christians was 42%........so "prayer works 58% of the time" was her answer.  I excused myself from the conversation at that point.

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Re: Prayer doesn't work
« Reply #118 on: August 07, 2012, 08:39:16 AM »
Im the OP and here were the results with my sister. She came up with data that said the divorce rate for real Christians was 42%........so "prayer works 58% of the time" was her answer.  I excused myself from the conversation at that point.

that  . . . I feel stupider for having read that.
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Re: Prayer doesn't work
« Reply #119 on: August 07, 2012, 02:56:16 PM »
Im the OP and here were the results with my sister. She came up with data that said the divorce rate for real Christians was 42%........so "prayer works 58% of the time" was her answer.  I excused myself from the conversation at that point.

Well the death rate for Christians is 100%, exactly the same as the death rate for atheists, Muslims, Hindus and Santeros. Prayer fails 100% of the time. So there.  &)
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Prayer doesn't work
« Reply #120 on: August 07, 2012, 02:59:13 PM »
"Real Christians"? What's a fake Christian?

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Re: Prayer doesn't work
« Reply #121 on: August 07, 2012, 03:02:53 PM »
"Real Christians"? What's a fake Christian?

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fake christians are the 42%... duh!!