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People say that celebrities sell their soul to the devil, If selling your soul can get you money and fame why doesn't praying do anything?..

ASSUMING that crap where even true... isn't god supposed to be more powerful... he sure does not prove himself...

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Praying doesn't get you instant riches or gratification, but the retirement benefits are out of this world!

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Very good Mona, very very good!!!
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I don't think that is a nice reason to believe, just to get something. It's silly for God to deny someone eternal life just for not praying, also.
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Funny GOD only denies you eternal life if you do not accept his son as your Lord and Savior. Other than than he is a good and forgiving GOD.
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MissMostly, would you throw your child away and possibly burn them eternally just for not believing something? If you would not do that, why do you believe in a God who would?
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@Funny....I believe because I want to. I pray because I need to. You don't "get" or not get eternal life just for praying...there's more involved, but there are many different levels of reward.
@Miss...there are second chances for everyone except those who actively and consciously choose to work against God
@scott....God never turns away from us, it is we who choose not to be with Him.
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Mona, if I were a God, I would try harder. If fact if I were a God, I would not have to "try" at all.
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you can't make people love you...even if you try harder
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So you are saying that there are things that God can not do? Interesting.

Anyway I don't have the answers. But trust me I do have a lot of questions.
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That's one thing that God won't do
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Just to be clear Mona and then I surrender I was not suggesting that God try harder to "make" us love it, only that it could try harder to make itself known to us...if it really wanted to. And THAT is definitely something that anyone or anything deserving to call themselves a God could do.
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Well put Mona.
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Scott, He gives everyone the same opportunity to know Him and doesn't give any one person more proof than another.

Thanks Jeff
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It doesn't work at all. I mean these people were famous before they sold their soul. Plus, you can't sell what you don't have.

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It's all a matter of supply and demand.

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I think that's just an expression. It could be from jealousy too. Some people may give up their morals to acquire riches. I think that's all it refers to.

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I don't wanna go to deep into this for several reasons(I don't wanna get in trouble) but, they sell their souls in return for fame and money.

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How do you know this? And, not all. Tyler Perry prays everyday in the middle of the day. He says God has him change the act. And, He gives Him all the glory for it all. ;)
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Because I know, I can't tell you more details... And this type of stuff happens more with rap, well it's more common..
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praying will make you something no amount of money can make yo a good God fearing person, all the money and riches you think the devil will give you are worthless and will only last a passing second compared to the eternal life in hell you will have if you deal with him. I am not a religious fanitac but I do know what is right and what is wrong and if anyone has an ounce of common sense they also know. keep praying you can start praying for forgivness, for thinking the way you do. good luck and GOD bless

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Stars!!
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If you believe in a devil you have to believe in a God who is not powerful enough to stop this devil from doing bad things to people. Does that sound like common sense to you?
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I'd rather work on my current life... And die feeling like I completed my goals... And have a chance of regret in some sort of after life... Instead of working on some sort of after life... And then jut before I die realize I never really lived in my current life... And realize I might just disappear...
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(FYI) Scottnrg GOD does not interfere with mankind which is why he gives us freewill. If he didn't give us freewill then what would be the point of living here on earth. He gives us the free choice to either wanna do right or wrong and sadly that is why there is a lot of bad things going on in this world cause many choose to do bad.
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Even if he gives us free will... what is the point? Does God not know how it is all going to turn out anyway? It is not like the end would be a surprise. You are telling me that God made the movie, the actors in it and does not control the script and then complains about how the movie ends when God knew the ending all along? It just does not make sense.

I am not saying that God does not exist. Only that your version or God probably doesn't.
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I think you answered your own question. First you have to assume that we have a soul... can not be proven. Then you have to prove that there is a God...also can not be proven. But assuming that both of those things were true, would you pray to a God who was so hands off and yet so concerned with the results as to punish people when things did not turn out its way? Would you believe in a God who was not even powerful enough to simply eliminate this Devil that was stealing the souls of its potential followers? Of course not.

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Then I'd just assume that the Devil is the real god... I want to know how people who believe that billionaires sold their soul think about how praying never accomplished anything...
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Because they are not thinking logically. Praying to the devil does not yield results either.
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In my question I said "assuming all this crap is real"... Have some imagination buddy...
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My imagination is not big enough to imagine the God and the devil that they believe in LOL!
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Call Peter pan...
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Why should GOD have to prove himself to you or anybody else. All we need to do is have faith and believe. You will be rewarded for the good things you do and to others as long as your heart is in the right place. Having GOD give you eternal life is priceless but you have to earn it. That's way better than money, fame,etc. Anything bad that happens in your life whether it be you or your personal belongings, your car or house getting broken into I can go on and on but I want you to know that GOD has something better for you for whatever bad things or downfalls happen in your life. Remember life is a test for us so make sure you try to do all the right possible things that are good cause nobodies perfect and for any wrongful things you did you talk to GOD and ask for forgiveness. Trust me he hears us and don't ask me to prove it to you either.

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Believing something does not make it so. Everyone in the world believed that the world was flat at one time. They even had so much "faith" that it was flat that they would not go too far for fear of falling off. They were all wrong.
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Also, turn your point around. Why wouldn't God want to show itself? Why would it make it so hard for people to believe if that was what that God really wanted? Do you think that if there is a God it would not think that people deserved to know it existed?
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Seeing isn't always believing but everybody has their own beliefs so I can't argue with your own opinion. This would be something that would just go on and on. So be it
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Besides God doesn't have to prove Himself!

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You are correct. But why would it not want to?
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Because we have to prove it to ourselves . We have to learn and trust in Him.
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He is a man not a thing or creature or whatever you refer him as.
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And then what? Do people ever think about what they are saying here? People who do not believe in God, people who do, and people who just do not know like myself, all have exactly the same experience here. God if there is a God is not very interested in revealing itself... or it would be OBVIOUS to everyone. If God is a God it should be very easy to make it obvious to everyone leaving no room for doubt.
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Like a leaf free falling to the ground, it isn't the magnitude of the event, but the conveyance of the recycling of "Life". Interpretations abound.

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You tell me?
And in doing so
You will answer your own question

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Exactly.
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This question was meant to get someone who believes or at leat can be more open minded then you two... I feel like I'm wasting my time with you both so good night...
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Your little helper you are asking someone to help you believe? Sorry buddy but I think you are too smart to go anywhere blindly.
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No.... No... I'm not... Im saving all that nonsense for when I'm more mature... I just like knowing what goes through peoples minds.....
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No one can sell their soul. Whether you believe in the soul or not, you can't sell it. And every prayer is answered; usually, like requests that we receive from our children, the answer has to be no. Any god worthy of the title will know what we need; we only know what we want.

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Some rock musicians traded their soul for rock n roll and still do for fame. listen to all the demonic, immoral lyrics. Praying gives you answers and not always ones you like its what is good for your eternal life. This physical life is too short.

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Ooo... You should listen to Celebrity by Bile... :)...
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I agree Diana
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How do you know praying doesn't do anything?

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By watching people pray for loved ones to live... Then they die... Watching people beg to have things get better... And nothing changes...
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As horrible as it, we all must die.
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Young apparently...
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Not all.
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The kids in the recent sandy school shooting?...
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kaligirl77
As tragic as that was, there's a time to be born and a time to die, we're not promised days of old.
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Good answer kaligirl77
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One never sells anything to the devil. One gives their soul away, as if it meant nothing and has no value. This is how people can "sell" their souls: they do not invest in their souls, so they don't have any worth.

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It sounds as if maybe you've been praying for money and fame, and God said no. You should thank Him. God isn't limited by time, and He knows and wants what's best for you.try thanking Him for what you do have, and just for who He is, without asking for anything.

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No... But people constantly pray for their lives to be saved...
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God doesn't value fame and money.

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