The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Prayer

PZ Myers reviews the book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Prayer:

These people supposedly believe they have a direct, personal relationship with the Supreme Omnipotent Overlord of the Universe, and not only that, but he loves them and is deeply interested in the tawdry minutia of their personal lives. Yet they can consider having a conversation with such a being a “chore”? If such a being existed, and if I were able to talk with him, ask questions, and get answers, I’d be online with the big guy all the time and asking all kinds of questions. He’d be better than Google!

Of course, if he were a colossal tyrannical jerk who refused to answer any of my questions, then I’d consider it a chore. I’d also stop calling him up.

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4 Responses to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Prayer

  1. isaiah30v8 says:

    Satan said;

    Genesis 3
    4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

    The first lies! ……………. The original sin!

    You will be like God, knowing good and bad.

    We do die and we don’t have a clue what to do.

    That is why prayer is so important.

    If Satans Lie is real then we are not like God knowing good and evil.

    Therefore if we don’t really know what to do then we should ask God!

    Every time a Christian admits that they don’t know what to do and so asks God (prayer) it is a vindication for God. If that really is the case then why wouldn’t he help a SINCERE person.

    There is a little more on that at:

  2. Jennie says:

    Wow… I understood every word of that first comment, but as a whole it made no sense whatsoever! That’s quite impressive!

  3. cabalamat says:

    I didn’t make much sense of it either.

  4. opit says:

    Never mind. There’s no rule that the first commenter has to have two clues to rub together.
    Now the quip about not worrying about prayer because of a lack of response is simple and reasonable. People ? Not so much.

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