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Why do you pray? Purpose of prayer?

 
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Originally Posted by Dr Bee View Post
A miracle?!

How about a mathematical inevitability. There are billions of galaxies that each contain trillions of stars with planetary objects in their orbits. That means the number of potentially habitable planets is too large to calculate without a computer. The idea that a planet somewhere in the universe has conditions that support life is like saying there is a planet with rings around it.... and I hope we all agree that saturn is pretty cool but certainly not the only one. Given enough time and material in the universe and random conditions will produce habitable planets and planets with rings. Both are mathematical certainties.
Since everything is in motion give us the mathematical formula and order with which we can calculate the birth of the next habitual planet for you and I to discuss the weather... ok?
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Originally Posted by Zrxmax View Post
Since everything is in motion give us the mathematical formula and order with which we can calculate the birth of the next habitual planet for you and I to discuss the weather... ok?
Some estimates suggest 50 to 100 billion different planetary bodies could support life. Ask NASA.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...56130646670427

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Originally Posted by Sifu-TZ View Post
I cannot conclude any of that, I can opine that I believe there are a lot of things we will never see or understand and it's better than my or your imagination can dream. there may be millions of hospitable planets, that's the fun part of such a vast universe.

all of it has an expiration date, be it when everything expands and burns out or collapses back upon itself. maybe this has happened before. BSG reference intended.
I like the thought you brought a key word to the conversation. So, I have a question for you based on the fact that you give no credence to things you can't see.

How much information is traveling through your personal space during any period of time you care to consider? The radio wavelengths moving at near the speed of light contain information you can't see, touch, or feel and yet you know they are there.

Add to that the fact that we all transmit and receive information through our own electrical based nervous system.

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Originally Posted by brassplyer View Post
I'd like to keep this a non-confrontational thread, just looking for insight. What do you feel is the purpose, what do you feel prayer is, what it does/doesn't do.

I'm deliberately not specifying a particular religion.
To show honor and to ask for forgiveness, insight, or even assistance with forces beyond my control.
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