Does petitioning God work? Not a snowball’s opportunity in Hell – not that there truly is a Hell obviously. The reality is obviously, assuming petitioning heaven truly worked, there would be a marvel in that we’d all be lotto champs or possibly lovely rich and well known! We’d be complete victories at our positions, in our connections, have wonderful accomplices and amazing youngsters. Also, our vehicles wouldn’t stall! Further, the sun would radiate down on us the entire lives.
Regardless of whether we as a whole only petitioned God for good things as a rule, not private things specifically, and in the event that our kindhearted petitions to heaven truly worked, there would be no sickness or enduring or wrongdoing or wars, and so on. We’d all live in an idealistic Camelot. Be that acim as it may, we don’t! Well, come each Christmas and Easter, the Pope openly petitions God for world harmony. That is respectable of him. However, come next Christmas and Easter, he needs to do everything over once more! Presently on the off chance that the Pope can’t come by results, what expect the extraordinary unwashed?
Since an outcome, that is to say, world harmony (as one of numerous potential models), hasn’t occurred; it’s clearly not the situation, then, at that point, either God doesn’t exist, or doesn’t answer supplications. In the event that the last option, God doesn’t give a handymen damn about us, so for what reason would it be a good idea for us to give a handymen damn about Him (once more, being customary and expecting to be the manly)? In the event that we don’t care a whole lot, then Divine beings presence, or absence of presence, is fundamentally immaterial.
Consider that large number of trillions of worker hours (sorry, individual hours) squandered over the course of the hundreds of years by those in quest for a deception – that supplicating brought results. Do you truly suppose our present reality is a superior spot for all that time, exertion and energy? No? Then, at that point, I say once more – what a waste. Further, no insightful investigations at any point finished on the gainful aftereffects of supplicating have at any point shown that asking works.
On the off chance that request accomplishes appear to work on occasion on an individual level, it’s presumably more an instance of psyche over-matter, the force of positive reasoning, and similar to the fake treatment pill in medication. From time to time, the far-fetched occurs. Since you petitioned God for an unrealistic occasion doesn’t mean the request worked, and hence that there’s a Divine being who responded to it.
Further, as on account of assumed marvels, petition approval is likewise an exceptionally specific accounting practice in that a hit is reported and shown so that the whole world might be able to see; a miss is rarely referenced or examined.
Semi related are the popular expressions ‘confidence’ and ‘custom’. As may be obvious, all the confidence on the planet in a powerful being won’t recuperate up a messed up leg any quicker, or anything in a comparative sort of bushel. You would be unable to give proof that having confidence yields additional positive outcomes comparative with those not having confidence. Along these lines, religions blossom with custom. Do this at such-and-such a period; don’t do that on such-a-such day of the week; see this; cross yourself hence, eat (or don’t eat) that right now; embrace this stance in this present circumstance, and so on. Indeed, even the military isn’t exactly as severe in its principles and guidelines (customs)! At any rate, seeing every one of the customs a vital part of a specific religion, as far as viability, a pathway to easy street doesn’t actually appear to get you any additional pats on the head. It strikes me as one more humanistic illustration of ass-kissing since you are told to kiss ass by power figures who, I accumulate, for this situation get expressed authority from an otherworldly being for which there is no proof. Sorry sheep; it’s every one of the an instance of the clueless leaders leading their clueless followers.
Having dispatched the force of supplication, here’s my interpretation of the connected idea of supernatural occurrences.
I would do well to characterize precisely exact thing I mean by a marvel, since it popular expression has been so abused, particularly in promoting, that it has lost all genuine significance. I mean there are wonder cleansers, supernatural occurrence drugs, marvel disclosures, marvel everything without exception. I’ve truly understood researchers, who ought to know better, who utilize the word ‘supernatural occurrence’ when they truly mean startling or despite everything. In the event that you get managed a regal flush, you’d say it’s a wonder. Be that as it may, it isn’t. There are things that are conceivable, conceivable, likely, and unrealistic. Then there are things that are out and out incomprehensible. In the event that something considered unthinkable occurs, it’s a real wonder. A profoundly far-fetched occasion, such as being managed an imperial flush, isn’t a wonder. A genuine marvel would be for a cut off appendage to recover. Most likely handicapped people have petitioned God for such a marvel – unfortunately, it ain’t at any point worked out.
So my meaning of a wonder is an event that goes absolutely contrary to what would be expected of any kind of probability of such an occurrence, occurring. A supernatural occurrence is just a wonder on the off chance that the occasion opposes the incomprehensible, not simply unrealistic chances. Thus, scoring that sweepstakes isn’t a supernatural occurrence since it’s a conceivable occasion. In any case, there is no clinical science that could make sense of the recovery of a cut off appendage. Assuming that such an occasion occurred; totally recorded, that would be a wonder and extensive proof for the presence of a heavenly God. A marvel pizza (and I’ve seen them so promoted) isn’t, since making an incredible tasting pizza is conceivable!
Take the whole of all supposed supernatural occurrences and deduct those occasions that are far-fetched however conceivable, from those that are totally unthinkable as indicated by current science. What’s the true blue buildup – zero, zip, nada.
In this way, one of the claimed, but in a strange way, in which God works, is to answer supplications, and make or regulate wonders. Has there at any point been any wonder, anyplace, undisputed and completely acknowledged by science as real and unexplainable? Provided that this is true, science would have bowed to the truth of God quite a while in the past. No, I propose that supernatural occurrences are either misinterpretations, creations, living in fantasy land/hallucinations, skillful deception (wizardry) or proof of cutting edge innovation! Dump somebody living quite a while back into the 21st 100 years and presumably such an individual would see as the vast majority of our civilization an absolutely inexplicable one. Dump us into the 31st 100 years and we’d have faith in wonders as well!