Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

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Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 pm

What is congregation supposed to do?

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Harbal » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:36 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:What is congregation supposed to do?

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Stupidity likes company.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:40 pm

Harbal wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:What is congregation supposed to do?

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Stupidity likes company.
Are you alluding to someone?

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Harbal » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:45 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote: Are you alluding to someone?

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People who pray.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by bobevenson » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:20 pm

Praying is the province of false prophets.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:59 pm

bobevenson wrote:Praying is the province of false prophets.
That means if you pray, you're a false prophet and if you don't pray, there is no Divine Guidance.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:45 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:What is congregation supposed to do?

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Well Duh.
Its, where they collect all the money, obviously.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by wtf » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:24 pm

Easier to pass the collection plate.

ps I see Hobbes' Choice got there first.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:26 pm

wtf wrote:Easier to pass the collection plate.

ps I see Hobbes' Choice got there first.
Not all religions have collection plates.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by bobevenson » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:02 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
bobevenson wrote:Praying is the province of false prophets.
That means if you pray, you're a false prophet and if you don't pray, there is no Divine Guidance.

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There is no scientific evidence whatsoever that praying accomplishes anything except putting money into the hands of false prophets like Billy Graham and the Pope.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:19 pm

bobevenson wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
bobevenson wrote:Praying is the province of false prophets.
That means if you pray, you're a false prophet and if you don't pray, there is no Divine Guidance.

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There is no scientific evidence whatsoever that praying accomplishes anything except putting money into the hands of false prophets like Billy Graham and the Pope.
You should write a letter to the Pope about that.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by bobevenson » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:36 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
bobevenson wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
That means if you pray, you're a false prophet and if you don't pray, there is no Divine Guidance.

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There is no scientific evidence whatsoever that praying accomplishes anything except putting money into the hands of false prophets like Billy Graham and the Pope.
You should write a letter to the Pope about that.

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I would if it would accomplish anything. Billy Graham and the Pope are just two examples of an extremely large flock of false prophets.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Arising_uk » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:36 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote:What is congregation supposed to do?

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Follow the words of Jesus Christ I presume and he said you're not supposed to pray in public but in private and only recite the Lord's Prayer.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by bobevenson » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:40 pm

Arising_uk wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:What is congregation supposed to do?

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Follow the words of Jesus Christ I presume and he said you're not supposed to pray in public but in private and only recite the Lord's Prayer.
Please cite your reference for that statement.

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Re: Since God is omnipresent, why congregate to pray?

Post by Arising_uk » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:59 pm

It's in that bit you call the wrapping paper oh false prophet.

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