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The statement "There are no atheists in foxholes is an aphorism used to argue that in times of extreme stress and fear, such as when participating in warfare, all people will believe in or hope for a higher power."
However, the faithful would ask: "Why is prayer the dominant behaviour in such situations?"
Although my thread takes a critical tone, there is something to the aphorism - I've been in sticky situations (like before an operation) where I must confess, I was a very bad atheist and prayed.
The faithful would say that spiritual man is the "natural" man (or woman), and that this dominant behaviour in stressful situations proves that God created us spiritually to worship Him - to paraphrase an Islamic saying "God is closer than your juggular vein".
Skeptics might blame it on brainwashing - it's usually the "god" figure we culturally grew up with.
Had We wished, We could have elevated him by it, but he stuck to the Earth and he followed his desire. His example is like that of a dog, if you scold him he pants, and if you leave him he pants; such is the example of the people who deny Our revelations. Relate the stories, perhaps they will think.
I've been in sticky situations (like before an operation) where I must confess, I was a very bad atheist and prayed.
I'm also reminded of the Scott and Decker saga - two American missionaries whose "Travel The Road" series was an entertaining (or cringe-worthy) addition to TBN's youth channel, JCTV.
I heard the very same argument twice on TBN this week.
And yes, for me it is a conspiracy, because whosoever invented religions to control us knew that the more we were placed into stressful situations the more we would have blind faith in what we were told, and the less we would question.
So since you heard it twice on TBN this week i take it you are a regular viewer. So let me get this straight you pray in times of distress and you watch TBN, we are suposed to believe that you are an atheist? Are you part of some christian off shoot group like "atheists for christ" or something?