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We are asking each atheist who wishes to take part to pray for 2 to 3 minutes a day for 40 days for God to reveal Himself to them.We would like any reflections, reactions, or revelations (positive or negative) experienced during the experiment to be recorded by participants. This may be video/audio Journal, blog, on a dedicated Facebook page, sent in by email etc.....The experiment is based on the paper by Oxford philosopher Tim Mawson titled "Praying to Stop Being an Atheist". In it Mawson argues that, on balance, it is in the interests of those atheists who don't think it's absolutely impossible that there's a God to investigate the issue of whether or not he exists by 'the experimental method' - trying to ask him. Those interested in participating will be sent a copy of the paper.
There was that guy that did a fake baptism for fun and then came out of the water believing. Of course he was killed shortly thereafter.
I was reading about this elsewhere and a good point was raised: how possible is sincerity in this situation? For instance, I could not with any sincerity pray to Odin, being an Odin atheist.
Quote from: ZealousZeal on September 27, 2012, 03:48:10 PMI was reading about this elsewhere and a good point was raised: how possible is sincerity in this situation? For instance, I could not with any sincerity pray to Odin, being an Odin atheist. Well I guess that makes us both atheists, I just believe in one lesser god than you do.
So, if there's a small chance that God is real, *and* you are emotionally and intellectually ready to accept that possibility (and many atheists may not be emotionally and intellectually ready to accept that), then the prayer experiment might work.
There is no way that this idiot is a philosopher at Oxford.
the Holy Spirit did take care of that.He invented the church...
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