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Does praying works to win the lottery?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: March 5, 2013, 1:41 am - IP Logged

But to be fair, about once a month, jehova's witnesses knock on my door asking for a person who no longer lives here, even after I tell them they no longer live here. Big Grin

They never pass down the latest news to their co-volunteers.

Big Grin Angel

Maybe you'll have to put a sign up, lol.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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    Maybe you'll have to put a sign up, lol.

    I Agree! no soliciting Dance

    Let it Snow Snowman

      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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      Those are not regrowing of limbs. I said limbs!!!! Ha.ha. You won't find it. Since this is not a religious forum and I've stated my opinion as to  Does praying works to win the lottery? This will be my last post on this thread. Good Luck to all of you in whatever works for you.

      i will pray for you jackpotismine i hope you will go to heaven Blue Angel

      Let it Snow Snowman


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        Maybe you'll have to put a sign up, lol.

        Yeah, "KEEP OFF PROPERTY" is a good sign. That includes Mormon Missionaries. lol


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          I Agree! no soliciting Dance

          Only 39.95 for a ticket to heaven. Batteries not included. Green laugh

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            Does praying works to win the lottery?

            OK enough fun! lets get back on track Blue Angel Blue Angel Blue Angel

            Let it Snow Snowman

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              Posted: March 5, 2013, 2:49 am - IP Logged

              we don't know what he did or didn't do just because it's not all written in the bible:

              So here, without further ado, is some of the evidence the faithful provide to prove that God has replaced amputated limbs in the past and could again if He felt like it.

              Like many other miracles, this kind is based on biblical accounts of Jesus healing cripples, as in Luke 6:6-11.

              There's no specific description of him replacing amputated limbs but the saints who came afterwards never let that limit them.

              Take the case of St. Augustine (CE 354-430), for instance. An official of the city of Carthage had part of his leg removed when a sore turned gangrenous and the surgeon was preparing to cut off the rest of it to prevent the further spread of the infection when "St. Augustine prayed, and the leg was not only instantly healed, but even the amputated part was restored" (A Dictionary of Miracles).

              Of course, that was only part of a leg that had been cut off. St. Anthony of Padua (CE 1195-1231)'s miracle left St. Augustine's in the dust:

              A man in the confessional told St. Anthony of Padua that he had kicked his mother; whereupon the saint said to him sharply, "the foot that could kick one's mother ought to be cut off." The man on his return home actually cut off his foot. When St. Anthony was told thereof, he ordered the maimed man to be brought to him, and, making the sign of the cross on the maimed limb, the foot was restored to him (Ibid., quoting from The Lives of the Saints, Edward Kinesman, 1623).

              Unfortunately, there seems to be a little confusion here since the exact same story is told about St. Peter of Verona (CE 1206-1252).

              Sometimes you don't even need prayer to accomplish a little miracle-healing. St. Attalus (CE 627) reattached a severed thumb using spit and St. Francis of Paula (CE 1416-1507) grew two eyes and a mouth on a baby born without them... also with spit.

              Then there's the "Miracle of Calanda" which supposedly took place in Calanda, Spain in CE 1640. Miguel Juan Pellicier, a farm laborer, had a leg amputated after a cart ran over it and it became gangrenous. Three years later, after rubbing the stump with holy oil and dreaming of being within the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar, he awoke to find his leg miraculously restored. A great deal has been made in the last decade about all the evidence that supports this claim for a miracle and you can read the pros and cons of the argument in the entry on Wikipedia.

              As far as I know, Calanda is the most recent case of spontaneous regrowth of an amputated limb on record... if it's actually true. If such a miracle happened and was documented in more modern times, it would make headlines all over the world.

              Augustine restoring amputated limbs? Do those stories only exist in Catholicism- because there are tales in Catholicism of baby Jesus  making claybirds and bringing them to life. By the way that story is also in the Quran. How it ended up there is open to debate.