If god is infallible, then praying is an attempt to change his infallible mind.

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> The Divine Plan. Long time ago, God made a Divine Plan. Gave it a lot of thought, decided it was a good plan, put it into practice. And for billions and billions of years, the Divine Plan has been doing just fine. Now, you come along, and pray for something. Well suppose the thing you want isn’t in God’s Divine Plan? What do you want Him to do? Change His plan? Just for you? Doesn’t it seem a little arrogant? It’s a Divine Plan. What’s the use of being God if every run-down shmuck with a two-dollar prayerbook can come along and fuck up Your Plan? And here’s something else, another problem you might have: Suppose your prayers aren’t answered. What do you say? “Well, it’s God’s will.” “Thy Will Be Done.” Fine, but if it’s God’s will, and He’s going to do what He wants to anyway, why the fuck bother praying in the first place? The genius of George Carlin.


Prayer is exactly the same as the “heads-I-win-tails-you-lose” proposition of the con-man. > When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way… so, instead, I stole one and asked him to forgive me. -Emo Philips


What I want to know is why they only pray for things that have a statistically good chance of it happening anyway. Nobody prays for a dead person to come back to life, or for an amputee to have their arm /leg grow back. These things wouldn’t be impossible for an omnipotent God, yet nobody prays for them – probably because deep down they know it wouldn’t happen.


I’ve always said. They say on one hand pray to ask for help. Then gods will will be done. Make you’re mind up


Why would you even pray to an omniscient, omnipotent god.