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This is so funny, and so adorable.
I do have to think, though, that if my children did this, I might take it as a sign that I ought to spend a little more time with them playing kids games, and a little less time in front of the news. haha
I absolutely believe in the power of prayer; I also believe in the veritability of the Bible: the Word of God. For that reason, and for experiential reasons, I believe in the great power of prayer.
People ask though, 'why are not all my prayers answered?'
First of all, one has to take into account that not all prayers are answered for a multitude of reasons; look throughout the Bible, and you will find many verses, James 4 comes to mind right now, where we are told that if one is not a believer, does not come to God in faith, and does not come for the right reasons (specifically, the purpose ought to be for the benefit of God and His people and His will), then one's prayers may not be answered.
But the BIble exhorts us to pray ceaselessly. Simply because we ought not to pray for those things that do not glorify God or that are selfish does not mean that we ought not to pray our hearts. God knows them anyways! God's plan is out of time, and He is capable of affecting His plans and answering the prayers of those He loves too.
This is funny, and I recognize it to largely be a joke.
Nevertheless, there is a worrisome implication involved in the assertion that a love of a pastime historically associated with lower levels of education is necessarily associated with the true conservative. Conservatism is the rational vehicle for successful public reform, and we ought to combat the knee-jerk aversion that educated youths have to conservatism simply because they were brought up to believe that the educated are liberal and uneducated conservative.
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