From: Kate Distin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 17 Jan 2006 - 16:19:49 GMT
Chris Taylor wrote:
> Seriously though, thank you for that. I'm determined to refrain from the
> easy counter arguments, as rehearsing some variant of the roll of luck
> theme is anticipated by your post anyway but I would ask if you have
> ever had a failed prayer? Did it fall under the 'don't ask to find money
> when you dig in the garden / don't try to stop a clock / god helps those
> who help themselves' thing?
My answer is going to sound horribly wishy-washy but, hey, I think we
can say that my head's firmly above the parapet now, so here goes. I
don't think that I have ever prayed and not been answered. Of course I
don't always know the outcome of prayers - if they're for people I don't
know, for example. When I do, I've found that the outcome is not always
immediate, not always quite what I was expecting, but always
identifiable. But you're right of course. There are some things I
wouldn't pray for in the first place (favoured team to win football
match, Christmas sprouts to turn into chocolate, etc.).
> P.S. You wouldn't be experimenting on us for book two would you?
Oh, suspicious one. Book two is "Gifted Children: A Guide for Parents
and Professionals" (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, April 2006). And thank
you. I've been wondering how with a clear conscience I could get a plug
in on such a completely irrelevant list.
Ok, maybe not a *totally* clear conscience.
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