A big selling point of the various “revealed”/hearsay religions is the power of prayer. The clergy teach from their “holy” books and alleged Divine revelations that believers in their particular religion will have the power of prayer to influence The Supreme Intelligence/God. This Deism eBooklet points out several documented cases where this is taught, and asks if manipulating The Supreme Intelligence/God through prayer is something that is to be desired and if it’s even possible.
The Deistic position on prayer is then explored and compared with that of the “revealed”/hearsay religions. The enlightened views on prayer of the Deists Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington are offered as solid, inspiring and rational alternatives to those of the “revealed”/hearsay religions.
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