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Old December 6 2012, 01:51 PM   #147
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Do you understand how studies work? We do not have to ask every voter in the nation for the surveys to get rather reliable results on voter behaviour.
The very reason studies of that nature are often rendered suspect when its selected subject base is so small and skewed that it cannot accurately represent the habits or interest of the greater population, particularly in the case of a practice as old as prayer in the annals of human civilization. Further, studies with a pre-concieved conclusion ("prayer does not work") do not consider the near-endless generations of accounts from those who say prayer had specific results.

The moment one does not consider that wealth of believer accounts throughout history, you are left with something as flawed as asking an isolated group of loyal Fox News viewers if they believe Obama is leading the U.S. in the right direction; such a skewed sample to obtain an obviously pre-concieved conclusion is not comprehensive, thus its results cannot be taken seriously.

Now, you can believe what you want, but believing in prayer affecting the external world is exactly the same as believing that broken mirrors cause seven years of misfortune. It is superstition.
Translation: more reactionary atheist screaming for that which you cannot comprehend, while deliberately ignoring accounts throughout history of individuals citing the benefit and/or effect of prayer.

Furthermore, I have no 'atheist agenda' if anything I have rationalist agenda.
The last four or five pages would seem to prove you are driven by the stated agenda.
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