Prayer is supposedly simply letting God and his loving help in but is in fact a toxic placebo

People know you can rub a rabbit's foot and good luck can happen by coincidence.  They already know answers to prayer can be explained that way.  Prayer brings a placebo with it.  You have no right to a placebo to deal with other people suffering.  You need to see clearly to help them.  It is not about you.  Also it goes with the doctrine that evil is going to be done anyway so when it does God makes sure it will issue out a good that makes it worth it.  So if you pray for John to get well then take the credit if he dies.  Stop being a hypocrite. 

And you pray and get something and you thank God but who are you to think that he treats you as special?  What did you do with the notion that God has a big plan and good and bad things happen as collateral but it is about the goal?  Your benefit does not mean it was directly intended.

For these reasons, praising God for your daily bread while others starve is indeed disgusting.

Arguing that praying for troubled works in contraries, brings more evil on them?

Is prayer asking for a secret miracle?

Pray for your enemies and those who persecute you

Prayer and its alleged power to protect from temptation

Prayer and the idea that it is absolutely needed to get eternal happiness?

Prayer does not show trust in God!

Prayer for others is untestable and thus a lie

Prayer in schools is wrong when they are state-funded

Prayer is degrading submission to God

Prayer is feeling good about doing nothing

Prayer is never answered except in our imagination

Prayer is toxic and yet we pray for evil people!

Prayer seeks the grace of being able to pry

Praying and the Nocebo Effect

Praying for another is about wanting the reward of self-approval

Praying for somebody is selfish

Praying is lack of trust in yourself & your abilities

Problems with prayers of praise

The fanaticism of praying for protection

The imagined link between prayer and therapy




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