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Atheist converts after mock prayer to win $1M lottery is answered

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Posted: May 29, 2011, 10:20 am - IP Logged

Yeah I waited for like an hour for this story to be told on TV (that is why I dislike watching news on TV...they give it to you as it suits them and not you).  I was thinking it was an online game jackpot win. Yes, $50K per year for the next 20 years is nice dough (of course, after taxes she is not a millionaire), but this would have been more impressive had it actually been an online game in which she had picked numbers like 1, 2, 3, 54, 55, and 1 for MB/PB...a highly unlikely combination to win and she won it.  Now of course, the numbers I choose are hypothetical, but if anyone wants to play them, go ahead as I don't have a patent on that combination (just joking!!!).

Nice story but I think in the end, the fact his mom won still hasn't made him a "hallelujah, jumpin' for Jesus, praise you Jesus" kind of guy.  I mean, if God were to bless me to win either Mega Millions or Powerball, I would make it a point to step into a church every Sunday (or a given day of the week if I couldn't do so on a Sunday) just to worship HIM and give thanks.  Until then, I will remain critical of how many pastors present the Bible seemingly for their own gain at the expense of the followers.

Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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    Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:38 am - IP Logged

    You shouldn't "Mock" GOD.  Maybe the lord is trying to tell this guy something?   Prayer is a powerfull thing.....maybe the lord did let him win to give him a message......  Interesting Story!Blue Angel


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      Posted: May 29, 2011, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

      100% coincidence.....PERIOD!


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        Posted: May 29, 2011, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

        Silly story.

        If one prays to win a jackpot and it does not come true, that does not prove god does not exist.

        But if it does come true, then god does exist?

        Flawed logic!

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          Posted: May 29, 2011, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

          So God only answers mock prayers?

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            Posted: May 29, 2011, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

            The moral of this story is don't mock God as he is very powerful and will surely answer whatever you are mocking for.

             

            Congrats to his mother

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              Posted: May 29, 2011, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

              100% coincidence.....PERIOD!

              maybe

              maybe not

              i happen to believe it's 100% congruent with Gods nature that he could have accomplished this within that man's life in order to get his attention.   i have personally been a witness to these scenario's many times in my lifetime,  so i know He does.

              i also see the value when He doesn't

              but......the difference in a man's heart determines what God does at times,  and because God knows the heart of each man,  He knew that sal bentivegna would make good on his end of the challenge,  so God chose to do it.

              the key to this isn't a $1,000,000

              the key is that sal bentivegna made good on what sal's heart was saying all along.  long before sal spoke those words

              that he WANTED to know God.   not that he wanted to excuse him away.

              if the real condition of sal's heart was only to consistently excuse him away,  sal would have mirrored your response.

              sal just made a new discovery.  i won't take long for sal to realize a million dollars is inconsequential in comparison to the treasure he now has

                          "i am .........."meant to"       

              P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                       until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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                Posted: May 29, 2011, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                Skeptical  hmmmph !! ....... I wonder what he'd of said if she hadn't of won all that money Skeptical 

                Presumably whatever he has said these past few years; that have felt as a 'thorn in his mother's side' each time.  Perhaps he's a very verbal sort of fella, very common.  The same thoughts. Skeptical

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                  Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                  I bet there is an increase today in the number of mothers receiving phone calls from their sons asking if they won the lottery.  I wonder how many will get the response they want to hear?  Smiley

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                    Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends-weekend/index.html#/v/965576000001/lottery-prayer-is-answered/?playlist_id=163197?test=faces

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                    Your winning number is not under attack. It's about to HIT. So Hang In There"

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                      Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow, this guy is VERY arrogant to think "God" answered his mock lottery prayer for a million dollars while a child dies every few seconds from starvation and disease.  On a side note I wonder which religion he converted to?  He has thousands to choose from:) Whos knows which one is correct.  If he happened to choose Christianity I wonder which of the 38,000 denominations he chose LOL.

                      This entire thing is completley ridiculous and anyone who believes "God" answered his lottery prayer and gave his mother 1 million dollars to "get his attention" while so much suffering is happening to innocent children is in serious need of mental evaluation.

                       

                      "The moral of this story is don't mock God as he is very powerful and will surely answer whatever you are mocking for."  I almost spit my drink up at this comment.  So, if I mock "God" my Mom gets a cool million?  Why wouldn't you mock "God"?

                       

                      That is all.

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                        Wow, this guy is VERY arrogant to think "God" answered his mock lottery prayer for a million dollars while a child dies every few seconds from starvation and disease.  On a side note I wonder which religion he converted to?  He has thousands to choose from:) Whos knows which one is correct.  If he happened to choose Christianity I wonder which of the 38,000 denominations he chose LOL.

                        This entire thing is completley ridiculous and anyone who believes "God" answered his lottery prayer and gave his mother 1 million dollars to "get his attention" while so much suffering is happening to innocent children is in serious need of mental evaluation.

                         

                        "The moral of this story is don't mock God as he is very powerful and will surely answer whatever you are mocking for."  I almost spit my drink up at this comment.  So, if I mock "God" my Mom gets a cool million?  Why wouldn't you mock "God"?

                         

                        That is all.

                        LOL @ TruthSerum........ what an air head


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                          Wow, this guy is VERY arrogant to think "God" answered his mock lottery prayer for a million dollars while a child dies every few seconds from starvation and disease.  On a side note I wonder which religion he converted to?  He has thousands to choose from:) Whos knows which one is correct.  If he happened to choose Christianity I wonder which of the 38,000 denominations he chose LOL.

                          This entire thing is completley ridiculous and anyone who believes "God" answered his lottery prayer and gave his mother 1 million dollars to "get his attention" while so much suffering is happening to innocent children is in serious need of mental evaluation.

                           

                          "The moral of this story is don't mock God as he is very powerful and will surely answer whatever you are mocking for."  I almost spit my drink up at this comment.  So, if I mock "God" my Mom gets a cool million?  Why wouldn't you mock "God"?

                           

                          That is all.

                          TruthSerum, you say there are 38,000 Christian denominations. Add to that the thousands of other religions and picking the correct one is like a Pick 4 game.

                          The last time I compared religion to a lottery, my post was deleted. I think it was god's will.

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                            Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            I've never seen more hate than the hate non-believers have for Christians.

                            Funny thing is, they're always gutless cowards.

                            Every last one of em.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              maybe

                              maybe not

                              i happen to believe it's 100% congruent with Gods nature that he could have accomplished this within that man's life in order to get his attention.   i have personally been a witness to these scenario's many times in my lifetime,  so i know He does.

                              i also see the value when He doesn't

                              but......the difference in a man's heart determines what God does at times,  and because God knows the heart of each man,  He knew that sal bentivegna would make good on his end of the challenge,  so God chose to do it.

                              the key to this isn't a $1,000,000

                              the key is that sal bentivegna made good on what sal's heart was saying all along.  long before sal spoke those words

                              that he WANTED to know God.   not that he wanted to excuse him away.

                              if the real condition of sal's heart was only to consistently excuse him away,  sal would have mirrored your response.

                              sal just made a new discovery.  i won't take long for sal to realize a million dollars is inconsequential in comparison to the treasure he now has

                              I love how you know what God is thinking and why he does things.....and that's IF God even exists. You religious folks are too much.

                                 
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