There is no god. If there were, you could have straightforward conversations with him whenever you wanted (and thus you could ask him this question, instead of asking it here). And prayer has no confirmed effects other than natural psychological and biochemical effects (such as placebo and anxiety relief), which is equally accomplished by entirely godless meditation.
Is prayer just a way of centering oneself neurochemically (all maintained within the brain alone) or does prayer really connect one with "God"? How does one know if one is really communicating with "God"?
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How can chaos create order? That's impossible without intelligent direction. Atheism is emotional, not intellectual.
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Aren't Allah, Brahman and Yahweh just different names for the same God?
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Why the universe exist, why we all are leading a life full of tensions,anxiety,problems,unsatisfied desires and
If Muslims find Moses to be a prophet of Allah, and he was the leader of the Jews, and Jesus, a Jew, to be a prophet, why are so many Muslims in opposition to Jews and to Israel?
While holding rattlesnakes and speaking in tongues, have you ever been bitten? Does it hurt?
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