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Atheist converts after mock prayer to win $1M lottery is answered

sully16's avatar - sharan

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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Now thats wassup!

But something tells me that not everybody who challenges God like that can be a millionare. If it was possible I would say that prayer every 6 months lol

rdgrnr's avatar - walt

Great story, God bless her.

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Congrats to the Bentivegna family! Mother and son are both winners!

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Oh I love this story!! It's called putting a fleece before the Lord!!

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Hmm... Well I thought the bible contained numerous verses that pertained to testing God, and that it pissed Him off... Hopefully this reborn christian will beg for forgiveness once he learns.

Or perhaps ever since this world has gone to crap, God decided that He needs to let His presence be known so this plane of debauchery that we call earth can finally adopt some sanity... it is getting awfully close to that 2012 phenomenon...

And I don't mean to force any religious views or beliefs onto any of y'all, for I am a self-proclaimed agnostic, or as my father would say: "half-assed christian." In a "glass is half empty" sort of way...

savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho

ok ill give this a go :P

time*treat's avatar - radar

If she'd won without buying tickets, then it'd be impressive.

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In response to sully16

I Agree!

Ask and it shall be answered...... sometimes yes and sometimes no !

Congrats, let's keep on asking >>>>>

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My kind of story....love it...They both got blessed!!!!

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Skeptical  hmmmph !! ....... I wonder what he'd of said if she hadn't of won all that money Skeptical 

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"Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, ‘Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.’"

RL

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Its hard to say anything good about this story. I don't like when atheist temp God to bend to
their will by preforming stupid little parlor tricks. just to prove his existence. "if there is a God he'll knock
this glass of water right off the table" or the college professor who claimed that there was no God
and that if there was; he would come knock him off his podium. how much more arrogant can the human race become? He is the Supreme Being and has nothing to prove to you or me. now I can't answer why
this woman won the lottery; but I can say that a million bucks is nothing compared to spending eternity
knowing that your son is in eternal <snip>ation. maybe, he has become a believer I hope so. but he
better quit throwing his little temper tantrums like a 5 year old and start taking our heavenly Father
serious and start showing him a little respect!

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dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi

I love stories like this........

Isaiah 61:7 "Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs." The mother got 2 blessings her son becoming a believer  and $1 million dollars.........

Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!

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four4me's avatar - gate1
In response to visiondude
You take from it whatever you want.
 
Dr Wells traveled to every part of the world and took blood samples from people from all walks of life and every nationality he could find even those from the amazon an inaccessible areas. Through DNA sequencing he discovered we all come from onetribe somewhere in Africa. The cradle of civilization as we all now know.
 
Oddly enough he visited that tribe or what may be remnants of it and the peoples faces and body structures all looked like the nationalizes we are all familiar with, some had Negro jaw structures some had Japanese slant eyes etc, it was amazing to see all those different facial structures in one general population of people.
 
His story and plight for this DNA was broadcast on the discovery and science channel. Our DNA has markers and can be traced.
 
I have a different theory as to where life on the planet possible came from..... how about this might have been penile colony just as America was in the beginning when outcasts, criminals and undesirables were sent here to pave the way for us.
 
The mere fact that god made this universe and put trillions and trillions of planets in it and we are the only intelligent life forms on it is ridiculous.
truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
In response to visiondude

"i don't call everyone a liar"

It wasn't meant to be literal.

"so,  what say you about stack?"

I'd have to bring up some undesireable comments about you in order to answer any questions about another member.  If we didn't already cover that ground, I would do it - but no sense starting another war of words here.

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In response to four4me

my take from it goes like this....

it's true that ALL human beings would have a DNA marker pointing to an original origin. 

that would favor the biblical account of creation.

however,  wells steals the biblical account,  and attempts to make it his own,  by naming his last traceable human "adam".

now,  his reference is highjacking in nature,  in order to discredit the biblical account,  but also because 'adam' is a purposeful reference to a beginning.

if one reads between the lines on wells accounting,  it goes back approx 60,000 years (by HIS estimate),  but instead of stopping there,  wells alludes to people who lived prior to his "adam".

so if i read it right,  wells has no idea WHERE the origin is,  but says he does, and is still in hypothesizing mode

none of that gels with his alleged "discovery"

didn't the same dr wellls state there were evolutionary forms of humans some 5 million years ago too?

even on that scale of addition,  dr wells has a HUGE  gap to fill of 60,000 years to 5 million years

even within an evolutionary explanation, there wasn't just one magical day in history where an ape finally became a man,  and dr wells would have to go back in history far enough to find "that man",  plus he would have to make the same DNA "link" on apes that currently connected apes and humans

i wonder why the dr well's of science don't do DNA linking experimentation on apes? 

scientists won't go anywhere near that

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In response to four4me

"The mere fact that god made this universe and put trillions and trillions of planets in it and we are the only intelligent life forms on it is ridiculous".

 why? 

it would be congruent with God surpassing our ability to understand the why's of everything He does,   but i don't have a problem with a vast universe that is uninhabited by man or another "creation".

seems pretty logical to me that He would.

who knows,  maybe He did it for self entertainment purposes,  or He didn't it to demonstrate in an observable / measureable way that He can create something as grandiose as fits His whim

in not much into the astronomy thing,  but it astounds my wife to look at a star filled sky,  it's vastness and majesty,  and it trips Her out that she has a relationship with the one who created it.

we get caught up in measuring God thru our capacitative thinking.

if we can wrap our head around it,  then yeah,  it "makes sense" and now i accept it.

people miss out on so much of who God is,  and what He is capable of relationally to us via that limited mindset.

for me,  i never fail to measure possibilities by anything other than what God has said in His word about it,  if He said anything at all.

so for me in this case,  the go-to is collective biblical reasoning,  and like i said,  there is zero mention of another inhabited planet,  or civilization besides us.

no other mention of anyone while you and i are on this earth,  or once we leave it

do i care if i have "distant cousins"?     

 no.   i just don't even see a hint of it in scripture

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In response to visiondude

The bible says that God formed Adam from the dust of the earth.  Maybe evolution is just one of

his methods.  Adam was the start of modern man.  The world was already populated when Adam

was made according to the bible.  Even the Church has undergon many changes in it's very short life.

Who were all the men that Cain was afraid would kill him once he was outcast.

 

14: Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid;

and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth

me shall slay me.


15: And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. 

And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

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In response to truecritic

this is what i mean.

you guys just play underhanded games for the sole purpose of discrediting someone,  and serve it up with kum by ya flavoring

stack straight up lied about me,  and has lied about me numerous times,  and yet you said nothing  to him about it.

why,  because you favor stack's position over mine,  and your one of those people that pick "people" over the truth.

i see,  observing someone lying IS ok,  so long as it's in line with your beliefs.

but saying something,  when someone called someone else a "liar" is acceptable.

your fading in and out of good cop, bad cop .....and you need to make up your mind

 

"I'd have to bring up some undesireable comments about you in order to answer any questions about another member".

 that's a garbage cop out,  and you know it.

 

you chose to skip right past doing the right thing

 

you don't have the guts to address the fact that stack purposefully lied about me.

not only lied about me,  but my family.

how do you people live with yourselves anyway ?

make up your mind about who you are for once

visiondude's avatar - eye3logo
In response to RL-RANDOMLOGIC

(1) it would greatly depend on what YOUR version of "evolution" means

(2) the world wasn't populated by any form of "man" prior to adam,  because if you factor in the evolution of man before adam,  there would still be that "half human / half monkey" thing going,  and Jesus Christ would have had to include a reference to "those people",  when speaking of the atonment of mankind.

what,  they  (the ones you insinuate lived prior to adam)  didn't quite qualify?

 

whenever Christ spoke of the beginning of creation of mankind,  He only mentions adam.

Jesus Christ never mentions anything  pre adam,  and if there were,  He wouldn't refer to adam as His "first creation",  humanly speaking.

there were no "almosts",  or hybrids that didn't quite make it in the baking process.

so nope,  and Jesus Christ stated before adam it was only the Triune God and the angels

rdgrnr's avatar - walt
In response to visiondude

You cannot get the truth from a liberal.

It's not in them.

It's a defect in the brain.

What they will give you everytime is what they want to be the truth.

That's their nature.

It took me a long time to accept that.

I'm a slow learner.

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In response to rdgrnr

what's sickening is the guy thinks he is good at selling it via the "innocent" angle.

like make up your mind,  are you going to play nice,  or are you going to think your going to play these little underhanded games and get away with it.

it must be some sort of defect,   because these guys know i will fly swat them when they attempt it everytime.

i could care less if they disagree or post opposing opinions,  just don't think you are going to mess with me that way,  and not pay your own personal price for attempting it.

if there is one talent i do have in life,  it's highlighting who people REALLY are.

or in these cases "aren't".

four4me's avatar - gate1
In response to visiondude

god is an entity a supreme being from an existence we have no knowledge of other than what we call heaven which is possible the universe, who created god or is he his own creation. How did he create himself from what life form or chemical is he made of is he the light and the truth without substance or shape what elements of this space and time.

Seems to me he gave us intelligence to come to some conclusion as to who or what he is. To seek out every aspect of who we are and where we came from.

rdgrnr's avatar - walt
In response to truecritic

"...no sense starting anotherwarof words here."

 

Yeah, I'd guess you'd be tired of wars of words.

You have them going on in your mind all the time.

The truth - and what you want to be the truth.

But with you, the latter one always wins.

Reasonable people call the result of that decision - a lie.

But you're not reasonable, you're a liberal.

And it is your nature to lie.

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In response to four4me

44ME

I agree perty much,  I know that the bible says life begin in the sea first and then land.

Evolution says the same thing.   God did not create the sun and moon until the forth day

so I don't think a day in that regard had anything to do with 24 hours.  The first day could

have been millions of years in our time.   I do believe in God but I don't think he got down 

on his knees and scoped up some dirt to make adam.  He formed Adam from the dust of the

earth.  The bible makes clear that we are earthen vessels and the body is the storage place

of life.  I think that even if my body was a product of evolution the real me was a direct action

of GOD.  I don't have any problems with evolution except when it is used to say there is no

God.   Everything natural will pass away, even this earthen body I live in and will return to dust.

The part that remains is the real McCoy and if we think about that part then the body is nothing

more than a garment we wear.  Keep it as clean as you can out of respect but from dust to dust

ashes to ashes.

 

RL

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In response to Stack47

It's so refreshing to have a decent dialogue with an intelligent person like you. And I'm not saying this because you agree with me. Not to mention the fact that the latter quote above helped me understand a little better, how to preceive the missing link and the related styles of investigations, in a new manner never before thought by me. Richard Dawkins talks about this issue quite often. His explanations are interesting too.

Thanx fo the heads up...

rdgrnr's avatar - walt
In response to joker17

So does this mean you're not a Spacemonkey anymore?

sully16's avatar - sharan
In response to Stack47

We all have cro-Magnum DNA, They have not been able to find anyone with Neanderthal Dna, They have found crossbred remains, but they didn't live very long. The Neaderthals are a different species of human and they were here long before Cro-magnum and Lucy, their origin...France...Lucy is considered modern human.

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