It boils down to this. There seem to be some people in this world who believe that the scales of fate can be favorably tipped by twisting the arm of some god or the other through prayer.
If I shared this view I would be praying and soliciting prayer from others daly ... even hourly. Joe Offer would have to ban my postings to hold me down. But,to me, this makes god a capricious and quirky kind of a being that I don't think I would like very much.
In Tibet beleivers spin prayer wheels filled with prayers .. every revolution sending hundreds of prayers to their god. I hope the Mudcat Forum doesn't become one giagantic Tibetan prayer wheel. I and support Joe Offer 100%