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Atheist Prays to Win Lotto and Wins. Now He’s a Believer!
Written by MyMelody   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:59

New York resident and Atheist/Agnostic, Sal Goodman, asked Jesus to prove he exists by letting his Mom win a cool million in the lotto. Lo and behold… Mom won $1 million in the Lotto! How much more proof does this non-believer need? Now he’s a believer!

But Sal, maybe the Flying Spaghetti Monster or a fairy or even some sort of magic sandwich heard your call and answered with the million dollar prize. How can you be sure it was God that heard your prayer? More specifically how can you be sure it was the god described by Catholic religious doctrine?

Now, this is quite a stretch, but have you considered that no supernatural force may have been involved. Could this have been a great coincidence? Maybe it wasn’t even a “great” coincidence. How many people played the lotto? What percentage do you think prayed to win? Perhaps it would be an odd occurrence if the person winning the lotto had not prayed in advance to win?

Sal, how often have you or your Mother prayed and your prayers not been answered. Perhaps a defect in our advanced monkey brains known as “selective memory” has caused you to forget the “misses” while applying great significance to this “hit”?

 

(Note to self: Must remember to purchase Michael Shermer’s new book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies.)

 



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0 #8 Yuajah 2011-08-24 11:06
I believe it %100, Jah is listening.
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0 #7 palendromegirl 2011-06-02 01:08
"...A miracle happened.."
People pay for lottery tickets, it all goes in the pot, and at the end of every week, one person is required to win it by law.
How is that a miracle ?
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+1 #6 Janice Adams 2011-06-01 12:29
Fascinating. A young dark skinned African girl prays that the gang hunting her does not find her and rape and kill her. A white fat boy prays that his mom will win a million dollars. Guess who wins God's love and acceptance. What utter bull!
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+1 #5 Scott 2011-06-01 03:40
You gotta admit, though, that would shake most people's disbelief. Shake it, but not destroy it.
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-1 #4 aaron 2011-05-31 18:44
Michael shermer is a fraud anyway. If you read why people believe strange things, you should ask yourself why people believe his phony credentials.
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+1 #3 aaron 2011-05-31 18:41
What a dumb fucking prick.
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+1 #2 jlotus 2011-05-31 17:44
Honestly, that might make me a believer, too!

I just prayed to the Christian God that I win the lottery. If it works, I'll let you know. But I'm not holding my breath.
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+3 #1 Glenn Tapp 2011-05-31 17:14
All three of these people are utter idiots..!
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