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Featured Grace/Meal Blessing

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by SalixIncendium, Dec 25, 2020.

  1. PearlSeeker

    PearlSeeker Active Member

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    You did well. I don't understand why she asked you to pray. I would only do that if I know someone well enough to know that this person was a Christian too.
     
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  2. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Who causes the sun to shine? Who brings the rain to water the seed? Who created the earth rich in nutrients? Who brings life to the seed? Sure we work, but a lot of it is way beyond our control.
     
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  3. SigurdReginson

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    Well, nuclear fusion mostly causes the sun to shine. Evaporation, earth rotation, the formation of clouds, and other elements cause the rain to fall. There are many nutrient rich planets in the universe. Life begets life.

    As for things that are out of our control, like you say, there are many. I don't need to concern myself too much with them, since they are out of my control. I'm more concerned with things that are within my control, so I can utilize my time in the best way I can.

    "God helps those who help themselves" isn't in the bible, but it should be, imo! I think that if gods exists, they'd be more concerned with the way their creation acts rather than the lip service they give them.
     
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  4. pearl

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    I would never put anyone on the spot asking them to say Grace.
    As I see it, the one offering the 'prayer' does so offering the intentions of all. While we all feel a sense of gratitude, including the atheist, I found the best way in such a mix is taking a moment together and offering a silent 'prayer' of thanksgiving. But one can tell who are the Catholics in the mix, as we end with the sign of the cross.
     
  5. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    You are just begging the question. What in turn causes those things.
     
  6. SigurdReginson

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    Many different and unrelated mechanisms that we can see and observe in nature. I'm not a scientist, so I couldn't tell you specifically what those mechanisms are off of the top of my head.

    Now, I think what you might want me to refer to is an invisible puppet master behind the scenes pulling the strings. I can't see any strings, or anyone pulling those strings. Maybe you could show me where to look so I could see for myself?

    Until that time, everything seems to work in a natural, self perpetuating way. There doesn't seem to need to be any puppet masters, nor are they self evident.
     
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