Have you ever had experience of wishing for something to happen and it does? I spent my teenage years as an atheist because of all the anger and frustration of youth one naturally experiences. It seemed to fit, its made sense then that there could be no higher being, a greater power, or to quote Nietzsche, “God is Dead.” But as I gained in years, a faith of sort found me.
I am certainly not a declared religious, I don’t attend service and I don’t particularly subscribe to the preaching of any one sects. There is no name for my god. As a matter of fact, I am rather disgusted with most organized religions and the men who conduct morally questionable businesses in the name of their faith.
Whether the reasons for my “prayers,” “wishes,” to come true is due to the power of a higher being or simply as self help book would like to call “positive thinking” I know not. Yet prayers are answered.
Which then leads me to a greater metaphysical questions, does god answer all prayers? I can’t help but think of the pilgrims of Tibet or of the poor and suffering, of those who fervent pray. Are their prayers ever answered? It would seem to logical that if their prayers were answered, then they would be better off than they appear. I am not sure. I don’t pretend to understand the greater design, or if there is one. I think I will simply be thankful for my blessing and do what I can to make this world a better place.
I am however, interested in any thoughts anyone may have on this matter.