Has anyone prayed to a God you don't believe in...

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    ...and had your prayers answered?
     
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    Nope, by logic you won't get answers because if you believe in a god then non-answers will also appear as answers. But if you don't believe in the god then even answers won't look like answers.
     
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    You may be wrong.I am an athiest, I asked the question for a reason.
     
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    Fact of the matter, all 'answers' are usually just everyday events. But when a person has prayed for it prior to that to anything it is really easy to make the assumption that it was from a god. My religious belief has a simple explanation to this: None of the gods really care about your day to day lives, they gave you problems to overcome and don't like whiners.

    So it strips the illusion that the gods answer the prayers so when they do happen we are able to step back and say: What caused this to happen? Which allows us to make certain we are giving credit where credit is due.
     
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    used to pray to nothing and sometimes something would happen. cause and effect has yet to be established. now i just wait for things to happen and debate whether to credit all those happenings to the prayers of others ... others who keep saying they are praying for me. cause and effect is still yet to be established, but things happen for a reason don't they?

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    LOL Better things happen to me when no one prays.
     
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    I have been at a low ebb and as a last straw prayed to the christian God and the outcome wasn't Godly and miraculous so it confirmed my atheism.Recently my much loved Grandson was seriously ill in hospital and I must admit I did it again.Much to my relief the little lad is home and well.

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    I need to find out where faith comes from and can it come to me?
    I wish I hadn't done it now and just relied on the Hospital.
     
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    Many religions teach that faith in your own power can result in more good than faith in anything you don't believe in. There may be merit to this just because you wanted something good so strongly that it gave just enough of a boost to the treatments to make it happen.
     
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    I admit I was whining and indeed crying at the time and asking for a personal favour, the wife was crying herself to sleep at the time.
     
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    It's sarcasm really, basically it's saying that if you don't believe in your own power first that nothing can help you. It matters not what you call that power, but you cannot expect any gods to want to help or you will miss out the chance to find the answer.
     

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