Originally Posted by wildjedi
. It can be comforting to get your problems out on the table… even if God decides to answer ‘no’.
In this case, wouldn't it be better to discuss your problems with another person? One who will actually talk to you and likely make an active attempt to make you feel better? As opposed to some silent possibly-existant deity whose answer MIGHT come in the form of some ambiguous 'sign' of you getting hit by a car?
The very idea of most any deity that people pray to is that they already have a master plan for everything, and it doesn't really matter what you ask for, or what you want, what is already planned out is planned out and is going to happen.
Doesn't it seem awfully pretentious to think that an all-knowing, all-powerful being is going to change it's timeless plan for everything just because it's currently inconveniencing you?