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RE: [atheists-578] Fw: Dallas/Fort Worth atheist group is looking for a church

From: Ken H.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:55 AM
Well, the "prayer request" seemed more than a little tame to me.  I challenged a group of christians to call on their church, and the entire christian community to pray that I go deaf, dumb and blind at a time of their choosing for a duration of their choosing.  None of them were willing to call my bluff, or if they did it didn't work as I remain in possession of those senses to this day and that was about 20-years ago.

The "Power of prayer" is as mythical as the power of their myth.  A myth can possess as much power as one cares to invest in it but none of them can put the hay down where the horses can get it.  the challenge still stands and I'm 68 now so time is getting ever shorter.

The attached was in this weekends Wise County Messenger over my name.

Cheers

 



Subject: Re: [atheists-578] Fw: Dallas/Fort Worth atheist group is looking for a church
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Wed, 2 May[masked]:12:41 -0400

Well, Terry, Monte said he will miss you!

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM, Terry McDonald <[address removed]> wrote:

 
----- Original Message -----
From: William McEwen
To: Terry McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, May 01,[masked]:56 PM
Subject: Dallas/Fort Worth atheist group is looking for a church

Metroplex Atheists
May 2, 2012
 

Local atheist group is looking for a church

 
Metroplex Atheists is calling on a local church to publicly demonstrate what Christians often refer to as “the power of prayer.”
 
“We’d like a church to come forth and commit to praying for three months that one of our members will become a Christian during that time,” said Randy Word, president of Metroplex Atheists.
 
Prominent local atheist and former Metroplex Atheists president Terry McDonald has volunteered to be the test subject for the demonstration.
 
Metroplex Atheists and the church will agree on a specific start date and end date for the prayers. Once the outcome is determined, Metroplex Atheists and the selected church will make public statements regarding the results.
 
“The church will also be welcome to enlist the prayers of other churches and all Christians everywhere if they wish,” McDonald said. “And if they’d prefer to have six months or a year, that’s fine, too, as long as they commit up front to a specific time frame.”
 
McDonald is a former Catholic who was once active in the church. He abandoned religion and became an atheist in his 30s. He served as president of Metroplex Atheists from 2006 to 2011 and is still an active member.
 
Churches interested in participating in the prayer demonstration are asked to contact Metroplex Atheists at [address removed], or through the online contact form at www.metroplexatheists.org.
 

Prayer in the Christian bible

Matthew 21:22 says: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
 
Mark 11:24 says: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
 
About Metroplex Atheists
Metroplex Atheists is a Dallas/Fort Worth social and advocacy group that promotes atheism and calls attention to separation of church/state violations. Membership is open to everyone. Website: www.metroplexatheists.org.
 
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Metroplex Atheists contact information
(For press, not for churches)
Terry McDonald
[masked] (cell)
[address removed]
 
William McEwen, press contact
[address removed]




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