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Why doesn't God heal amputees?

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posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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I've heard people pray to get their limbs back. To Yahweh, Jesus, Allah and a variety of other gods. No joy.

So, if prayer works, why don't limbs grow back?




posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by Gawdzilla
I've heard people pray to get their limbs back. To Yahweh, Jesus, Allah and a variety of other gods. No joy.

So, if prayer works, why don't limbs grow back?



A better question:

"Why doesn't god heal stupidity..?"


Oh, that's right...he/she/it doesn't exist...



Kinda the short version of the answer...but it should do!





posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:30 PM
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I have been trying to read up on that here. I have wondered about that question myself and have heard others try to explain it as a simple lack of faith on the part of the amputee and those offering their prayers.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:38 PM
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I dunno. Why when my neighbor's mother broke her leg didn't her husband and son-in-law not attempt their divine healing techinques on her? After all, they say that they, through the power of God, travel the world evangelizing and perform hands on healing of the sick and weak in other countries. Oh, that's right! They are retired.




posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
I have been trying to read up on that here. I have wondered about that question myself and have heard others try to explain it as a simple lack of faith on the part of the amputee and those offering their prayers.


So, EVERY amputee was a person of little faith? EVERYONE of them? No good Christians, Moslems, etc.? NONE of them? Wow, I don't feel so alone, 99.9999% of the world has faith no better than mine.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:46 PM
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Yeah, I was skeptical about this thread, it's almost funny and sarcastically written.

However I realize now that your quite serious so allow me to get he laughing out of my system
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Ok there we go.

God doesn't care about any individual person if "god" as you Christians put it exists. Why would he? Were his science project, some of us will be born with defects some of us will be stupid and loose limbs.

As far as I am concerned God is our greatest tool in population control these days.

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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Already answered in several places in the Bible, here are a few:

"Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"

Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains." - John 9:39-41

"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." - 1 Peter 4:12-13

To those who do not believe, this may be a mystery, but to those of us who have suffered and believe is isn't any longer.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
God doesn't care about any individual person if "god" as you Christians put it exists.


It is written and He has said otherwise.


Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Why would he?


Love.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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I do not believe that humans need to be compelled by a vengeful God to behave. However I feel many people when relieved of their cosmic safety valve, would blow up and do crazy things because no one would be there to hold them responsible anymore.

Personally I believe there is more than just science to life.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by Gawdzilla
Why doesn't God heal amputees?


He does, but sometimes not in the way you may expect.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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I look at it this way; 'God' cares as much about us and what we do as we do about what one skin cell on our arms does.

We could also say this is a good analogy of our connection with this source, being a part of it, and therefore akin to one single cell on the arm of 'God'.

Also, why would a deity interfere in any Soul's choice of experience? Especially if it is true that this Source is learning about itself through all of its creations... and by creations I mean its diversification of itself.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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You can't use, he wrote it, cause he didn't. Some dude with voices in his head did.

Secondly it was written decades after the death of Jesus, so the real witnesses never set hand on that piece of paper you all hold so dear.

I'm not hear to bash religion, I'm simply stating that God as you people see it, isn't the nicest guy in the world, doesn't help as much as he says he does and is quite counter productive in his work.

Personally, I preach the gospel of I don't know, because I am not equipped to understand the concept of God, nor do I really have the need to understand my creator as that thought is simply far too complex to understand for any human.

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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"Yeah, I was skeptical about this thread, it's almost funny and sarcastically written. "

It's a major problem with religions. They clam miracles, but they can't produce a foot or a finger. My friend "Ledo" had a total of three fingers, and had lost all his toes at the knees. He stayed that way for about 20 years, and died without having any toes and missing seven fingers. He was a good Christian, rarely went an hour without reading some verse. Didn't do him any good.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:03 PM
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Why doesn't Science solve World-hunger?

I've never heard of God answering someone's prayer when it had something to do with the physical or material. Humans do not possess the ability to grow limbs back that have been removed. We aren't amphibian...

God hasn't directly intervened in anyone's life since the days of the old testement. Sure you can say he doesn't exist, or that person's faith was questionable... maybe God CAN but He doesn't want to? Lol

Maybe that just ain't his typical modus operandi!

If they ask God for emotional or spiritual support in dealing with their amputation, or whatever problem they might be having, maybe the results would be better?

As an example, if you get dumped, and your'e very distraught over it, and you pray to God and ask Him to make it so they she wants to go back out with you, you'll likely have no luck. But if you ask him for support in dealing with the breakup, you might find your tears drying in a sudden gust of wind hitting your face, followed by a warm reassurance that you don't need her to be happy.

Expecting physical proof or solid results of God's existance defeats the purpose of a faith-based religion.

[edit on 22-4-2009 by mostlyspoons]



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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According to VenomFangX, it's because we're all supposed to die anyhow. That's why god doesn't heal amputees, cancer patients, stop pandemics, smote those who carry out genocide, etc. He simply doesn't care because we're all dead to him because of the sins of Dirt Man and Rib Woman.

Oh, and don't forget to send $10 to his "ministry". Anything he recieves over $500 a month will no longer be going to SickKids Hospital - but instead be airlifted by angels directly to god himself. However, Venom will happily manage the funds until such a time as the angels appear.

And since it's god's money, not his, he doesn't need to pay taxes on it. Just like his mentor Kent.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by mostlyspoons


I've never heard of God answering someone's prayer when it had something to do with the physical or material. Humans do not possess the ability to grow limbs back that have been removed. We aren't amphibian...




What kind of God would plan a world where amphibians can regrow appendages and lizards regrow tails but carpenters have to just gut it up and make do when a band saw whacks off one or two of their fingers.

God has a very funky sense of humor!



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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Why doesn't Science solve World-hunger?


We're working on it. Unfortunately, science deals with the real world - and in the real world, advances technological advances happen gradually. It doesn't just make food poof appear like magic Jesus and the multitudes.

In the meantime, look up advances made in agriculture that allow for greater yields such as GM crops, Hydroponics, the Haber–Bosch process, and in meat production - processes such as steroids and cloning has allowed for massive yield increases. Although still not adopted in for widespread consumption, Shmeat has great potential to alleviate not just hunger - but animal suffering as well.

Most issues with world hunger are not due to a deficiency in science, but a deficiency in our economic models. I.E. Not being able to get excess perishable resources to those who need it before it spoils or otherwise becomes unhealthy.



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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"Why doesn't Science solve World-hunger? "

The nitrogen fertilizer process developed by science feeds most of the world's population now. Jesus didn't have anything to do with that.

As for an M.O., what good is a god that doesn't answer your prayers?



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 11:32 PM
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God is not so nice?

WTH. Love comes from God. That's pride talking. he put love into us. But since you don't understand God, you make judgements. Just like st paul said.

" they blaspheme everything they don't understand. "



God gave you your heart. every little thought of compassion and work of love is from his grace. Or you can run on pride like 99% of the world does and think it's all from you.

you guys don't have a clue how strong his love is, and will not until he shows you at the end. your pride blocks any understanding whatsoever.




as far as the OP.

1. I don't believe people have faith enough to witness a miracle like that. Btw God did that to the man in the NT whos ear was cut off, he restored it in front of the apostles.


2. God is concerned for the soul and it's well being, and doesn't will most likely a restoration of something that can be handled. If the soul is sick with a restored limb, means nothing, comapred to a legless man with a soul on fire with love and grace.


...peace.,

[edit on 23-4-2009 by JesusisTruth]



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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dammit mostlyspoons, great post.

That's exactly the point. where did you find understanding cause I don't see ANY of it here.


science deals with the real world - and in the real world, advances technological advances happen gradually


as for that. Science deals with destruction. Nuclear war will destroy this planet soon, and this is the real world I guess.

once again God has to intervene to stop the people from blowing themselves up.


oeace.



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