Does Prayer Really Work?
February 27, 2008 Leave a comment
I see the world and all of the beautiful, wondrous things in it as proof of a creation, but my interpretation of a creation is not the same as a fundamentalist’s view of creation.
Yes, the universe and all in it would seem to have come from somewhere or something. But religion cannot have it both ways; to say the universe had to have a creator and a God does not, is like having your cake and eating it too, it makes no logical sense. I cannot seem to wrap my mind around a spirit being that is supposed to have always existed, and is everywhere, and in all humans brains at the same time.
As humans, we see our world and surroundings manipulated and things being created every-day. The world and universe because of their great age and the physical proofs left behind in rocks, dirt, air, water, misc. artifacts, planets, and the universe itself, seem to have been around forever. To think or contemplate that a spirit, that looks like us, did all that 6,000 or so years ago seems, for one thing, very egotistical, for another-impossible or imaginary. 🙂
Maybe it all could be put to rest, not only for me, but many other people, if a new more accurate, scientifically descriptive model could be made of God. Something that would make sense to a world that is a least 6,000 years removed from supposed Godly creation.
He spoke to the Hebrews, how about giving a modern world that has much better linguistic and comprehension skills something to work with here. What would it hurt to materialize above earth and speak to the Pope or Billy Graham, or Pat Robertson? 🙂
A lot of people have too much distrust and lack of interest because of a barely consciously perceived thought that this is OLD stuff; God has not spoke for 4,000 years, maybe the Hebrews and Paul made him up, maybe he didn’t really exist. The descriptors we have don’t resonate with modern woman/man. We are long out of the spirit-shaman stage in most of the world.
I’m sure the pastors, priests, and rabbi’s at times struggle not only with there own thoughts, but their congregations as well.
Do some people pray in earnestness? Yes, of course they do, well lets have some perceivable, tangible proof that there is someone listening. Many honest God-fearing people (and even me) have prayed down through the centuries for the end of pain and suffering, the end to child abuse, the end of evil men hurting people, the end of hunger, the end of war, the end of everything bad…Never happened….Not even once.