This was posted to me by an atheist. Can anyone help me out in proving him wrong within his standards???
Merely pointing out that there is no verifiable evidence that prayer works. Anyway, why should religion be immune from healthy examination? Religions can burn books, go tax free, advocate for measures which ensure the propagation of aids and the ensure overpopulation, yet it is a big no no to ever say “Hey, calling on the magic man in the sky to do your will is silly” causes outrage. Religion has made itself immune to criticism, and this is unhealthy. Saying “If you examine my beliefs I will get really really angry” is really unhealthy.
Some religious folks, having nothing else to fall back on, resort to rage, name calling and so forth. Anything except supporting their side of the story with evidence or reasoned argument.
YOU have have bucketfuls of evidence (not sally prayed for joan type evidence - real cold hard research) that suggests prayer does squat???
That’s not even scratching the surface. But yes, I was hasty saying you have no evidence of prayer working. But if you do have real evidence it would be a first, and I encourage you to share it with the world, it would cause an absolute revolution.
PS, your evidence should
a: be testable
b: not be apocryphal
c: be repeatable