bismarck wrote:And I think; if you don't believe in prayer, why would it work? If you don't believe in God, why would you pray?
I believed once and prayed my butt off (forgive me, I was younger).
bismarck wrote:And if you believe in neither, why ask the question in the first place? Why does it bother you enough to ask? Why would you care either way?
Because one of the things you and I will both agree on is that it is an important question whether there are supernatural forces which should guide our lives or not. You're a Christian because you think the issue is important. I'm an atheist for the same reason.
It's a scientific principle to change one's ideas when new evidence crops up. My beliefs are not set in stone. So I would be very interested to find any evidence of supernatural forces or events (miracles, reincarnation, etc.) It would be exhilarating to find there was something more. So while I have never experienced anything spiritual that wasn't fabricated by myself or wishes (when I was a born again Christian and actively seeking communion with God) and have never come across any other evidence in Christian apologetics that I found convincing, the question remains important to me. I do care. Very much actually.