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Can prayer affect the outcome of a lottery

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Praying for a lottery win will:

Improve the chances of winning [ 34 ]  [45.95%]
Worsen the chances of winning [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Have no influence on the chances of winning [ 40 ]  [54.05%]
Total Valid Votes [ 74 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 8 ]  
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Posted: June 1, 2011, 6:44 am - IP Logged

I rated this thread one star (my first time ever rating anything one star) and will not be voting in your poll because it's simply more of your phony-baloney harassment of Christians.

Once again act as pious as a saint.

But do you really  think you're fooling anybody?

Everybody can look up your past posts in the Jackpot Forum to see how you really feel.

Grow up.

LOL

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    Posted: June 1, 2011, 6:47 am - IP Logged

    I voted Discard because both of the first two options could be right, or wrong.

    I've read quite a few books about angels, and in one of them thie question of praying to an angel to win a jackpot was discussed. What the author of that particular book said was angels won't even consider such a thing because so many people are making that same request to so many angels that one angel granting such a prayer would be canceling out all the other angels with the same request, thus no angel will touch it.

    I started this post saying both of the first two options could be right, or wrong becasue just maybe in a casae of extreme desperation such a thing could happen (a win). But for the most part, as has been discussed here on LP a few times, there is no "deserves to win" or "justice" in winning jackpots.

    Q. What's the difference between praying in church and praying for your numbers to be drawn?

    A. When you're praying for your numbers you really mean it!

    Is that a new Game Show: Praying for Dollars! LOL

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      Posted: June 1, 2011, 6:50 am - IP Logged

      i will say no , if it was that easy you just get on your knees and beg God for 10 million dollars and behold the money will be under the pillow next morning

      but surely enough don't work that way. Humans control lottrey.  Just like doing laundry you can't wash whites with colours .The best thing to do Keep God and lottrey seperated. Good Luck to uThumbs Up

      I Agree!

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        Posted: June 1, 2011, 7:10 am - IP Logged

        In light of the recent discussions about the affect of prayer on the outcome of a lottery draw, I am curious to what the average person thinks. I am more interested in the vote outcome rather than the rationale behind the vote. But if there is a discussion, please try to keep it civil.

        Thanks

        For an answer to your question: Consult with your Religious Professional! Thud

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          I didn't even vote because I think this is a personal answer and the answer is different for everyone.

          I am a huge believer in the Secret.  For years, I would pray and try to manifest winning the lottery...I eventually realized that there are millions of people doing the same thing, so I changed tactics.  I pray and am trying to manifest millions of dollars...if the universe chooses to bring them about via a lottery, then so be it.  If not, I will still be just as happy with millions of dollars.

          I think some people truly believe that praying will increase their chances and there's nothing wrong with that. 

          At the end of the day--WHO CARES?


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            while what you said is actually true,  biblically speaking,   i find it awefully telling that while you take pot shots at the bible and those who believe it's contextual truth's over thier lives....

            ....in how quick you are to now become....."the biblical expert"  on it's context  Green laugh

            you have now relegated yourself to being an accessory to our crime of believing in "fairy tales"

            good job,  joker (being an "expert" an all)...

            I'm so sick of your crap. I've done my homework, which is why I'm an agnostic. I don't believe any of that stuff in the Bible, I was simply copying and pasting that info here to answer a question someone posted. I'm no expert, but I know enough contradictions that makes it quite clear to me that this whole religion nonsense is full of B.S. As far as the Bible is concerned, it's been plagiarized. There a few religions before the time of Christianity that have some of the exact same stories as in the Bible. The savior died and rose from the dead 3 days later, feeding the masses with fish, 3 wise men, and on and on and on. If you would actually do an objective search, you'd see this and many many other contradictions, but you won't because your biased.

            See, this is why I get angry at you. You don't stop and think before you write your crap.


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              I'm so sick of your crap. I've done my homework, which is why I'm an agnostic. I don't believe any of that stuff in the Bible, I was simply copying and pasting that info here to answer a question someone posted. I'm no expert, but I know enough contradictions that makes it quite clear to me that this whole religion nonsense is full of B.S. As far as the Bible is concerned, it's been plagiarized. There a few religions before the time of Christianity that have some of the exact same stories as in the Bible. The savior died and rose from the dead 3 days later, feeding the masses with fish, 3 wise men, and on and on and on. If you would actually do an objective search, you'd see this and many many other contradictions, but you won't because your biased.

              See, this is why I get angry at you. You don't stop and think before you write your crap.

              The following is where the Bible was plagiarized from:

               

              Attis       Greece 1200- BC

              Born of a virgin on Dec. 25

              Crucified, dead for 3 days, placed in a tomb

              Resurrected

               

               

              Krishna      India- 900 BC

              Born of a virgin Devaki

              Star in the east signaling his coming

              Peformed miracles with his disciples

              And upon his death, resurrected

               

               

              Dionysus       Greece- 500 BC

              Born of a virgin Dec. 25

              Traveling precher who performed miracles, turned water into wine

              Reffered to as King of Kings

              God's only begotten son

              Alpha and Omega

              And uppn his death, resurrected

               

               

              Mithra of Persia    1200- BC

              Born of a virgin on Dec. 25

              12 disciples

              Performed miracles

              And upon his death, buried for 3 days and was resurrected

              He was also referred to as the truth, the light and many others

              Interestingly, the day of worship was on Sunday

               

               

              The fact of the matter is that there are many others who also have similar stories like the ones below:

              Chrisna of Hindostan

              Budha Sakia of India

              Salivahana of Bermuda

              Zulis, or Zhule, also Osaris and Orusof Egypt

              Odin of the Scandinavians

              Crite of Chaldea

              Zoroaster

              Baal and taut God of Pheonecia

              Indra of Tibet

              Bali of Afghanistan

              Jao of Nepal

              Wittoba of Billingonese

              Thammuz of Syria

              Atys of Phrygia

              Xanolxis pf the Bonzes

              Adad of Assyria

              Deva Tat and Sammononocodam of Siam

              Alcides of Thebes

              Mikado of the Sintoos

              Ixion and Quirinus of Rome

              Prometheus of Caucasus

              Beddru of japan

              hesus or Eros and Bremeillah of the Druids

              Thor, son of Odin of the Gauls

              Cadmus of Greece

              Hil and Feta of the Mandaites

              Gentaut and Quexalcote of mexico

              Universal Monarch of the Sybyls

              Ischy of the Island of Formosa

              Divine teacher of Plato

              Holy one of Xaca

              Fohi and Tien of China

              Adonis, son of the virgin Lo of Greece

               

              All those similar attributes are from nothing but astrological reasons. This is too long to explain here. But it has to do with the star in the East which is Sirus, and is the brightest star in the night sky, and on Dec. 24th, it aligns with the 3 brightests stars in Orions belt. The 3 stars are called what they have been called in Ancient times....the 3 Kings..And they all point to the sunrise on Dec. 25th. The 3 kings follow the star in the east to locate the sunrise. The Son....

              There's much much more but this is not the place to write it.


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                rdgrnr, please provide one post to support your accusation I have harassed Christians.

                On the other hand, I can provide at least 100 posts in which you made personal attacks against members of this forum.

                Just as I suspected rdgrnr, you provided no evidence for your accusations.

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                  Not one person in the audience has voted "worsen the chances of winning".

                  Do you still need to phone a friend?

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                    the Bible says that Jesus could see the future [Peter], if He can see the future all He has to do is whisper it to you in your dream or somehow...the  reason why He might not give it to you maybe is because He CAN SEE THE FUTURE AND SEE YOU doing something else or fartherning from Him...I think God wants you close to him/it/her than he/she/it wants you rich, not saying he/she/it doesnt want you rich...

                    ask yourself why if Jesus could make bread and fish abundant for everyone in the crowd why doesnt he make you rich...also if you look at it powerball has a design flaw and that is that there is only 1 person that becomes rich...

                    guys/dudes/girl-women dudes, seeing the future and trying to alter it is more complicated than all the calculations of all the supercomputers in the world can make..is very complicated so imagine now a doing it in a large scale...

                    seeing the future, remember the dominoe effect where 1 dominoe topples and his the next one and the next one hits the next one on and on and on forever well is not 1 line of dominoes, is not billions of lines of dominoes is not even quadrillion lines of dominoes interconnecting with each other is like a tree with lots of branches the size of JUPITER OR A PLANET THE SIZE OF JUPITER FILL FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WITH BARE TREES INTERTWINED....

                    The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


                     


                     


                     

                     


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                      the Bible says that Jesus could see the future [Peter], if He can see the future all He has to do is whisper it to you in your dream or somehow...the  reason why He might not give it to you maybe is because He CAN SEE THE FUTURE AND SEE YOU doing something else or fartherning from Him...I think God wants you close to him/it/her than he/she/it wants you rich, not saying he/she/it doesnt want you rich...

                      ask yourself why if Jesus could make bread and fish abundant for everyone in the crowd why doesnt he make you rich...also if you look at it powerball has a design flaw and that is that there is only 1 person that becomes rich...

                      guys/dudes/girl-women dudes, seeing the future and trying to alter it is more complicated than all the calculations of all the supercomputers in the world can make..is very complicated so imagine now a doing it in a large scale...

                      seeing the future, remember the dominoe effect where 1 dominoe topples and his the next one and the next one hits the next one on and on and on forever well is not 1 line of dominoes, is not billions of lines of dominoes is not even quadrillion lines of dominoes interconnecting with each other is like a tree with lots of branches the size of JUPITER OR A PLANET THE SIZE OF JUPITER FILL FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WITH BARE TREES INTERTWINED....

                       Pumpi, while I consider myself gnostic that is, I personally chose not to follow any religion or deity (being raised Catholic and Baptist), I do agree with you on one thing, if it harms us and those around us, it wouldn't manifest, it is just nature at work, for all I care, an atheist, christian,muslim,jew, hindu, buddhist.....you name it may or may not win with or without prayer, for it were that easy as a poster mentioned here, EVERYBODY GO ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY FOR $10 MILLION, that easy right? Nope! So, be the best that you can and if you believe in God, he may give you that blessing, if not, and you believe in pure luck, it might shine on you.

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                        guys i didnt want to say this...you have to believe me i didnt want to say this and you have to believe me that what i tell you is true...

                        remember the hooded figure i saw well 2 days before it i prayed to God [nobody could had known what i prayed] so i prayed to God it was like my 3rd times in the whole year that i prayed and i ask God, God show me/let me see my enemies i dont think i have enemies but still thats what i ask among other things [i know what type of prayer is that] 2 days later i saw the hooded figure and the TV thing that i told you in my blog...

                        nobody could had known what i pray for...

                        the last time i had prayed was like 5 years ago...i seldom pray...

                        The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


                         


                         


                         

                         


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                          the reason why i pray this prayer was because someone has been coming to my house and taking my stuffs, sick and tired of leaving milk or something else in my refrigerator and in the morning going to the refrigerator and have stuffs missing or most of my milk drank i also see my stuffs moved or missing, i figure i must have an enemy/enemies so i prayed to God, to let me see who they were...I wake up in the morning and my shirts or sweaters or underwear torn...dont know who has been doing that....

                          The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


                           


                           


                           

                           



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                            Not one person in the audience has voted "worsen the chances of winning".

                            Do you still need to phone a friend?

                            Yes, so far it looks like prayer may or may not help but it will not make your chances worse.

                            On that advice, I will pray our group wins tonight's Powerball jackpot. Can't hurt!

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                              the Bible says that Jesus could see the future [Peter], if He can see the future all He has to do is whisper it to you in your dream or somehow...the  reason why He might not give it to you maybe is because He CAN SEE THE FUTURE AND SEE YOU doing something else or fartherning from Him...I think God wants you close to him/it/her than he/she/it wants you rich, not saying he/she/it doesnt want you rich...

                              ask yourself why if Jesus could make bread and fish abundant for everyone in the crowd why doesnt he make you rich...also if you look at it powerball has a design flaw and that is that there is only 1 person that becomes rich...

                              guys/dudes/girl-women dudes, seeing the future and trying to alter it is more complicated than all the calculations of all the supercomputers in the world can make..is very complicated so imagine now a doing it in a large scale...

                              seeing the future, remember the dominoe effect where 1 dominoe topples and his the next one and the next one hits the next one on and on and on forever well is not 1 line of dominoes, is not billions of lines of dominoes is not even quadrillion lines of dominoes interconnecting with each other is like a tree with lots of branches the size of JUPITER OR A PLANET THE SIZE OF JUPITER FILL FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WITH BARE TREES INTERTWINED....

                              Green laughPumpi is a genuis !!

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