YOUR god, YOUR rules, YOU fucking go pray to him to stop malaria and drought and earthquakes.
8/2/2009 3:51:46 PM
Oh yeah! That's it!
8/2/2009 4:05:00 PM
So, see, we're doing our own dirty work. Not expecting the divine handout. You're the ones who put such immense stock into prayer, so...why, then, are you not doing that?
8/2/2009 4:05:50 PM
You didn't answer the question.
Also, some people are donating time and money to malaria prevention and earthquake prediction and damage mitigation, as well as cleaning up afterwards. These are things that actually work.
8/2/2009 4:18:20 PM
No, it may not be.
Selfishness is placing your own interests above those of other people. For it to be selfish to not pray, you have to think that praying would benefit others. Only believers can be selfish by thinking prayer works but they won't pray for others.
Of course the initial question is wrong; there's many Christians who do pray for the welfare of others, including cures for Malaria and an end to earthquakes. And of course the victims of these things have been praying for thousands of years!
Sadly, with no result at all. Science can't prove God doesn't exist, because there's always the possibility that He's being a deceptive prick fiddling with the evidence- but it can prove the results of every test, both of his existence and of prayer are exactly what would be expected if he didn't exist.
And this has been proven. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12082681/
8/3/2009 10:28:39 AM
We don't believe in an omnipotent being who's able to cure malaria or end earthquakes, so we try to find a cure for malaria ourselves (not me personally, but educated scientists) and build houses that can hold through an earthquake.
8/3/2009 10:48:58 AM
A wise man once said that two hands working will accomplish far more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
In other words, pray in one hand and shit in the other, then see which fills up faster.
8/4/2009 11:35:37 AM
maybe they did, it didn't work, and that's why they're atheists.
8/5/2009 1:32:23 PM
Why should we pray to your god if you don't?
8/31/2009 2:34:43 PM
Perhaps you can explain why your god created malaria and earthquakes in the first place. And don't try blaming them on Satan. If your god created everything, your god created Satan too, and bears ultimately responsibility.
8/31/2009 4:13:49 PM
Well, how about a compromise.
You take care of talkin' ta yer invisible sky-buddy
We'll continue using modern medicine for the cure and helicopters to save earthquake victims.
Who is actually going to get something done first?!
12/1/2009 10:33:32 AM
Why would people ask to a God they don't believe in to do something that people who believe in him don't?. It makes no sense.
3/10/2010 5:00:02 AM
Medical science has provided cures for Malaria. And Tetanus. And Cholera. And Typhoid. And Polio. And Tuberculosis. And Leprosy.
Even Smallpox, via the Eradication Program from 1950-80. And if the scientific community makes a final decision on what to do with the only places it exists (culture flasks in a few labs around the world), it's a disease that'd become extinct.
And whilst we can't prevent earthquakes (they're as a result of tectonic stress), geological scientists are finding ways to detect them in advance, to give an early warning of potential trouble.
All down to human science. No 'God' required. You fundies have contributed fuck all to it.
3/10/2010 7:59:41 AM
Your god helps no one.
3/1/2012 3:55:51 PM