Simple question, answers are anonymous.
Simple question, answers are anonymous.
"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."
God help me if I don't. 'Nuff said.
The only time I prayed was last year when I said "Please God, don't let that whiney little snot win this race the first time out..."
God loves me and came through even though I don't believe in him.
Originally Posted by crispy
Good one crispy.
"If TF members were given solid gold cars, some would complain about the color." - stnkypete
Everyone believes in Him sooner or later. Sometimes its too late however.Originally Posted by crispy
JMHO of course.
I pray every day. Real short ones all day. Sometimes its as simple as "please how about a good day?" or "let me find this address ASAP." Or if things go well, just a simple "Thanks Big Guy"
Not one to make a show of it by flailing about in front of everyone at church.
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
My prayers change daily with two exceptions.
I always pray that I live long enough to see my kids become adults and I always pray that I never have to bury a child.
Next I'll pray for those who never pray.
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well hell yeah i do...........
and argue too.........
sometimes i might even cuss a bit.......
the Man in fact sometimes just plain ole pzzzzzzzzz
but He is da Man............
God please don't smite me for this outrageous post,
returning to the days of ignorant bliss..
I've had a couple of times where I was in a situation and thought I can't prove either way if there is anything out there, but if there is I'd need all the help I can get right now. Once we got out of it ourselves, albeit crispier, the other time a freak stroke-of-luck occurence happened so I can't say it wasn't.
Not that I should argue with it.
"I kill for the code to disarm this mess..."
I try not to pray just in a 911 situation.
I attempt to keep in contact regularly.
Have a very blessed day!
Heck. Why not? Can't hurt nuthin.' Don't cost nuthin.'
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Yeah, I pray. This may sound bad but it's a habit I got into when I was a kid. I'm 48 and even now at night when I can't get to sleep, I'll remember that I haven't prayed, say a prayer, and usually go right to sleep. I don't consider myself a religous person, don't attend church regularly, but I do pray.
I still respect those those don't though. Hence why I though crispies post was hilarious. My disdain for the Andretti's contributed as well.
Every morning and every night, with shorter ones at various time throughout the day.
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel. - Homer Simpson
“It feels like this season is already two years long,” Bowyer said.
Yes. Why wouldn't I? A direct line to unload my burdens on the Ruler of the Universe sounds good to me!
By the way, on a related subject, I would like to admit to poor judgement regarding an (ultimately answered) prayer. When the Cleveland GP announced its plans to move to the IRL, I prayed that the race would stay in CART. It did and the CGP is now saddled with the uncertainty of being part of an unstable series.
Some fans claim one series or another runs "real race cars." What's everybody else running, fake race cars? :confused:
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I read the 'Saint Francis Prayer', usually 2x per day, say the 'Serenity Prayer' a lot & some others.
Most religions make me sick. And, as Lenny Bruce said, 'Anyone who calls himself a man of God & has more than 2 shirts......is a hustler.'
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Nope. Mrs. Numb does it for me.
"The number of threads by one poster in the OT is getting a little out of hand, IMHO. "
"In the land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness...If we speak..we say it the wrong way; if we do not speak we are cowards…."
"Better To Be Judged By Twelve Than Carried By Six"
" Only Those Who Will Risk Going Too Far....Can Possibly Find Out How Far One Can Go "...T.S. Elliot....
Note: If you are an atheist, you better be right!
All through the day, everyday. And I fall asleep at night praying, too. I've evolved into praying not so much for results, but for acceptance, God's will and peace. I also have a lengthy list of those who have health problems, grief, etc. that I pray for daily. Unfortunatley, that list seems to grow longer all the time. My favorite prayers are those of Thanksgiving. I believe it was Rilke (not 100% sure about it though) who said, "If your only prayer is Thank You, it is enough".
It really IS all good!
Originally Posted by speedwaygirl56
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang
"If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio
Originally Posted by MichaelP
"As a Man Thinketh" - James AllenMind is the Master power that moulds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:—
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking-glass.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
This is an interesting book, it's changed a lot of lives. It's public domain and a free download if anyone's interested.
I don't buy this arguement. I don't thin k you can "decide" to believe. Either you do or you don't. You certainly can profess belief, and I suspect that is the case with most people.Originally Posted by Fueler
I am open to belief, but it has not happened. I will not be dishonest and claim belief.
If I have to face judgement, I can face it with a clear conscience, I searched my deepest feelings and thought, and it wasn't there.
Those who truley have that belief have something that I don't, but I see no upside to whine about that.
Oh, btw, I don't pray. (or prey for that matter)
All rides are bought. But occasionally the currency is talent.
BTW, to me Pascal's wager is intellectually dishonest. Basically he says the safe way to go is to PROFESS belief.
Pascal's wager assumes that God rewards belief. I'm sure that not everyone would agree with that as an a priori assumption.
And of course, even if God does reward belief, belief based on that wager wouldn't be true belief.
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Gets upon my hors n'oeuvres
I don't have any problem admitting I pray, early and often. Neither do I have any qualms about confessing that I'm not exactly certain to whom I'm speaking, but I'm pretty certain someone's listening. I don't always get the response I expect (or desire) but that's okay. Just knowing someone's there, and that they care, is enough.
You didn't put a handling pox on his car, too, did you??Originally Posted by crispy
One driver's "fuel strategy" is another driver's "speed up or we will park you!"
Well....the Pascal posts had me remembering things differently & motivated me to take 'Pensees' down & read a bit.Originally Posted by ventman
I believe he was saying more like .......move the feet & the mind will follow.
And, don't look only into a prayer book, but into yourself. And don't blindly follow a cleric, but knowingly follow your heart.
Pensee #10 "People are generally better persuaded by the reasons they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the minds of others."
Blaise Pascal was religious his short (39yrs) life, but his father got caught up in Jansenism, (basically fundamentalist, hell & brimstone Catholics...which really took root in Ireland & is a big reason we Irish-Catholics are so screwed up).
'Pensees' was (I've just read), 'notes' for a planned defense of Christianity which he never lived to write.
I've liked & thought about his 'wager' since college. But, I believe it's context is much larger & infinitley more nuanced than, '..it's a safe bet. Fake it for 70 yrs versus risking eternal damnation.'