jimipresley wrote:Perchance my thread title was insensitive. I've changed it. "Prayer doesn't work" is the name of the article that I posted.
Speaking as one of the theists, I had no problem with your original title. Theists who are easily offended need to spend more time with their holy books.
My point about prayer is also tied in with divea's interesting post, here:http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=121&t=95778
God doesn't need our input into His plans. If someone has gotten far enough into his/her theism to believe that God exists... that God is the Creator... well, it logically follows that God doesn't need our advice.
But, WE need to be making that input. Prayer isn't just about bringing our requests before the Almighty. It's actually more about a process that brings us into line with God's purpose, and our purpose.
And, before anyone thinks that I am dispensing with the need for prayer, think again.
I believe that our whole life should be about having an attitude of prayer.
So, yeah. Prayer works. (At least, it's worked for me.)