Hi, I don’t post here too often, but I was reading the other post about why bad things happen, and I am curious for everyone’s thoughts on this: I have recently left about 9 months ago. At first I thought I was closer to god and was reading the bible more than ever…. praying asking for help, clarity, etc…..but after a while I started to ask myself why would god answer my messily little prayers when hundreds of thousands were dieing in Haiti? The witness mindset that I remember was not to pray for things to happen, but for strength for yourself to do something. But that sounds the same thing to me. Not to mention the stupid experiences (JW’s and all religions) of “I needed $241.67 to pay my rent and I found that exact amount in the gutter walking home from meeting”. At this point I would never want to ask for one thing…even asking for something for someone else. Because if something ever was answered I would be like, why was my request more important than babies dieing all over the world???
At this point I don’t pray. Don’t pray with my kids either….sometimes I feel bad about this, but I just cant bring myself to do it.