Humiliation, fasting, and prayer

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    I’ve been thinking about this election tomorrow. And I encourage everyone to go vote if you haven’t.

    I wanted to invite everyone to consider doing a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer tomorrow for our nation. I don’t care what side you are on or if you are on any. But we need the Lord’s blessing on our nation. So I encourage everyone to humble yourselves before the Lord. And then pray and fast for at least part of the day tomorrow if you physically can. If you can’t fast from food for medical reasons fast from social media or tv or something to show unity.

    We are fasting and praying for:

    1) Gods will to be done no matter the outcome tomorrow

    2) unity instead of disunity

    3) healing the pain, anger, and divisions among us.

    4) for the ability to truly love those that we consider our enemies and that hate us.

    We need divine power if we’re going to unite and stay strong as a nation
     
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    Unite...?

    But you just excluded all the atheists....
     
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    No he didn't. He invited everyone. If the atheists choose to exclude themselves, then so be it.
     
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    I like the part about "Gods will". Includes the polytheists.

    But the whole "humiliation" thing is a perverse bag of crap. Have some self-respect.



    There's no way in the world I'm going to go hungry and think it's gonna influence anything but my own hunger. So-called 'social' (antisocial) media and TV are already not in my sphere of existence so that shit is already shunned.
     
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    No he didn't. He invited everyone to pray to his god. Of course, that excludes atheists and other atheistic religions, like Taoism, Buddhism , etc.

    I invite all of you to reject your magical sky fairies and join me in rejecting prayer. You know, in the spirit of "unity"!!!

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I’d join you in doing absolutely nothing tomorrow but I have to vote and go to work.
     
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    This part has always struck me as completely bizzaro:

    --- Let's assume this is supposed to mean "God's will" (the will of a monotheism "God") and not "the will of an indeterminate number of gods" --- why on earth or elsewhere would it ever be necessary to "pray" for God to do its own will? If "God" exists as described ........... then isn't it going to do whatever it wants by definition? How on earth could "God" be prevented from doing its own will, to the extent that it needed help from humanity to convince itself to do and be what it already does and is in the first place?

    :eusa_think:
     
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    how about voting in our secular nation without allowing intolerant religious fanatics interfering by worshiping their madeup, selfserving and phony religions on election day. election = / = religion .... halealulia
     
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    Religion has never united people.
     
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    I'm only responding because you put the smilie there :eusa_think:. Figured it was a serious question. The reason we pray to God is because in a free election we have free will. That means humans can mess it up like they messed up paradise. They could vote for the wrong candidate. They could vote illegally. They could not vote. As for humiliation, you've seen the political commercials, ads and what the ex-Hollywood celebs have done. It doesn't make sense to take your clothes off to state a public service announcement if it doesn't make you want to vote, but puke.

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