Read the Bible
I feel good when I pray.
I'm a deists, I believe in a Creator who created all of this and moved on to continue creating. But I prey every night as a way [in my mind] to connect to whatever inner knowing I have to make sense of my life. It works for me. The other thing I do frequently is something I learned from NA a 12 step program...I "Turn it over" when I get stuck in an emotional/ relationship/life problem. Again..it works for me. But I can count on one hand the times I've been in a church in the last 35 years. I don't buy religion...I think it separates us a human beings..and that's evil.
If you are not aware of the power of the Lord then you dont know prayer is not a waste of time.
You are the one wasting your time
God has answered many of my prayers.
Glad that you've come to your own realization. I'm sure you have your reasons, and some of your points are valid, however, some of us still have faith in God. I respect your position, will you respect mine?
ᴏᴍɢ ʏᴏᴜʀᴇ ᴀɴ ᴀᴛʜᴇɪsᴛ﹖ sᴛᴀʜᴘ﹐ ᴘʟᴇᴀsᴇ sᴛᴀʜᴘ.
Religion was just the earliest form of government.. It just seems to have hung around for a while.. Maybe this says something about governments...
It's not a waste of time if it gives them hope. If you believe or if you don't believe don't make a big difference, what makes a difference is the guide lines the bible puts out. Imagine the chaos we would have if not for hope? You see Virginia there is a God.
To each their own...
I've always felt not that close to religion I come from a highly religions family but I always thought it was weird to think there was a god. I'm sort of more for science, the way I see it people can have their opinions. Maybe there is a god maybe there isn't? but we wont know till we die.
I strongly suspect that after we die we want know anything...
Like I said you never know either way its life, we live and then we die =)