posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:23 AM
I'm not a member of any Judeo-Christian faith (or any faith at all really, although this does not speak of a disbelief in my case. It's complicated,
although Agnostic is not the right term) but from a... I don't want to say scientific because of the rules of that term, so I'll say logical
standpoint, there may be a flaw in the point you seem to be trying to make (which seems to be that there is no god. If you were simply asking a
question, please forgive my presumption!), and that's what the definition of an "answer" is.
An answer does not have to be a yes or a no or the cause or lack of cause of something happening. An answer could simply be "I hear you and am there
for you". An answer can be the form of a reply rather than an action. If this is the case of all prayers being answered, the feeling that someone is
listening by itself could be an answer.
That being said, it would become impossible to prove. That feeling could be imagined as likely as not, as its a purely emotional one and the most the
most advanced tests could do (at least at the moment) is pick up on the feeling of being answered by the person who gave the prayer.
If a coin is flipped one hundred times and you pray for one or the other, someone telling you that prayer has been heard would be an answer, even if
the person hearing the prayer had no impact on the flipping of the coin. If you feel your prayer had been heard and listened to, you have received an
I hope that makes some sort of sense, I am not sure I put my thoughts together well enough.
edit on 5-5-2012 by mugenginga because: Put in a
bit to seem a little less combatitive.