Proof That The Christian God Exists!
Yeah, I know. That title is more exciting than this post will be. I do that a lot. Still, bear with me this is pretty close.
I’ve been thinking today about the people that tell me answered prayers are evidence of their god existing.
I know that looks more like a collision between methane and a flame, but whatever.
I wish Christians would keep a tally of the prayers they prayed which were answered with ‘no’ or ‘not now’. They are fond of remembering the ones they think were answered with a yes but they can never tell you how many were answered with no or not now – essentially not answered at all.
Do me a favor, ask them how many went unanswered when you hear that trope.
I’m sure you’ll get a reaction a lot like the second image.
More seriously, if supposedly answered prayers is evidence of the god’s existence via interaction with the world it should be fair to say that un-answered prayers are also an evidence of the character of any given god. That is to say that if a god does not answer should we count that as abstention or as a Fsck You. In either case it is not a positive answer.
Matt. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Clearly the Christian god is going to hear a lot of prayers.
If that did not sink in, this means that Gov. Rick Perry got the middle finger from his god in a big way. Of course that won’t count in the tally of what evidence is. No, that was just a ‘not now’ answer.
Do us all a favor, ask those that use answered prayers as evidence for a list of prayers that were not answered. Ask for details. Those prayers too are evidence to be considered. Let’s start making sure it gets the consideration that it deserves.
When the counting is done, here’s a link you might want handy: A book on statistics
I’m not even going to make the argument that they don’t know statistics. I think that simply asking for the list will be enough to start the conversation or terminate it completely.
Give it a try and let us all know how it worked out.