This from the Pew Foundation:
“The virus also has impacted Americans’ religious behaviors. More than half of all U.S. adults (55%) say they have prayed for an end to the spread of coronavirus. Large majorities of Americans who pray daily (86%) and of U.S. Christians (73%) have taken to prayer during the outbreak – but so have some who say they seldom or never pray and people who say they do not belong to any religion (15% and 24%, respectively).”
So, we have Christians who fail. Their prayers aren’t answered and they get sick and die just like the rest of us. Their god does nothing.
Despite these promises:
““Go into all the world and proclaim the good news[d] to the whole creation. 16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes in their hands,[e] and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” – Mark 16
Some Christians will know that these verses were added hundreds of years after. They get upset if you mention that other Christians don’t have a problem with this claim.
“12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If in my name you ask me[e] for anything, I will do it.” – John 14
I’ve had a christian claim that John 14 doesn’t mention “miracles”. I asked him if JC’s “works” were building a really great wall then. He ran away.
“13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.” – James 5
For christians who claim that only the “apostles” could do miracles.
“ 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18
For christians who claim that its up to their god to do what it wants, it doesn’t answer prayers like this.
“22 He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?[d] 26 If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;[e] yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, strive for his[f] kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Luke 12
For christians who don’t like to be reminded that their god will supposedly take care of them and they should give up all they have.
All in all, evidence that Christianity/the bible is nonsense or that every single self-proclaimed Christian isn’t one or that Christians refuse to heal people when they can.
Quite a choice there.
9 thoughts on “Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – Christian prayers don’t work again, news at at 11”
Excuse-Gun: effective on all nagging contradictions and Godly failures.
Great points. You deserve every credit for continuing to smite these purveyors of ignorance and charlatanism.
thanks, nota. Nothing pisses me off more than lies. I’ll come down like Sekhmet herself on such idiots.
LikeLiked by 1 person
I got blasted vex recently when a close friend of mine spouted the theory that Bill Gates created the virus so I said,
You know who created the virus? God created the virus because nothing can be created without him. He is the ultimate creator of every single thing in the universe so obviously he created this virus. We haven’t spoken for an while.
Heh. yep, Gus, christians get miffed if you point out the problems with their arguments. the bible says that this god creates evil and harm so they are stuck with an asshole for a god. Thanks for commenting!
LikeLiked by 1 person
Well you couldn’t stop embarrassing yourself over on Shadow to Light, so I came here to see whether your inability to act rationally also applied on your home turf. Unsurprisingly, it’s about the same.
Enjoy your ban and comfort yourself with your adorable delusions.
Thanks Kevin. Always good to have evidence how Christians like you are willfully ignorant and that you choose to lie. So much for your claims about following your supposed god.
A shame that neither Kevin or Michael can show that I have any delusions at all. I guess they don’t exist or Kevin or Michael can’t figure out how to cut and paste.
When Christians intentionally lie, it just makes me smile. I know that you don’t have any more respect for your religion and god than I do.
Kevin wont’ read this since his belief depends on ignorance and lies, but there are the facts that his leader, Michael, doesn’t want him to see. It’s a shame a Christian lies to other Christians for no more than his need for adulation.