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Offline flapdoodle64

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Prayer and the IRS
« on: July 17, 2014, 01:50:00 PM »
From a Facebook Christian friend:

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A big praise God moment. 2 months ago the IRS sent me a letter that they wanted $43000 in back taxes and penalty money from early pension withdrawal. I sent them an explanation letter and began praying for Gods favor. IRS sent response today not only do I not owe them $43k they actually owe me $1800. Big Yippie!!!!!

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Re: Prayer and the IRS
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 02:17:41 PM »
Note that your friend had to send the explanation letter for anything to fall in their favor. Do they think that god would've answered their prayers had they not sent the letter?
Actually it doesn't. One could conceivably be all-powerful but not exceptionally intelligent.

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Re: Prayer and the IRS
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 02:20:19 PM »
Moreover, why would god favour your friend and not the child who went to school today without breakfast and shoes that don't fit because his parents can't afford it?

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Re: Prayer and the IRS
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 02:22:45 PM »
I wonder how much offering your friend is going to put in the plate this Sunday since God saved him $43k. I would expect at least $1800.
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Re: Prayer and the IRS
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 08:55:19 AM »
With prayer AND a bit of networking, you can find a new job.
With prayer AND diet and exercise, you can lose weight.
With prayer AND going places and meeting people, you can find a mate.
With prayer AND $1 + tax, you can get a small regular coffee at McDonalds.
With prayer AND better skill than your opponent, you can win a sporting event.
With prayer AND surgery, your inflamed appendix will not kill you.
With prayer AND 1 to two weeks of time passage, your cold will go away.
With prayer AND some repair work / part replacement, your car can start working again.

Isn't it wonderful how effective prayer is? God is great.
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