Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer here in the U.S. It's not exactly a big day for atheists. But in honor of the day, here's a list of questions to ask people who pray.
1. Why don't gods ever answer the prayers of amputees to have their limbs back?
3. Wouldn't it be better to be a pagan? That way you'd have multiple gods to pray to, and a seemingly better chance that one of them might not be too busy to answer.
4. Why does it appear that the most common answer to prayer is: I'm not listening?
5. Does anything block prayers from reaching God? What about energy fields? How about a foot of lead? Are there any dead-zones where prayer just doesn't work?
6. What's better, out-loud prayers or ones in your head? Which have a better success rate?
7. Do you ever trying praying for the opposite thing than what you really want? Does reverse psychology work on any gods?
8. Are prayers on the National Day of Prayer more effective than prayers on other days?
9. Do multiple prayers for the same thing have a multiplying effect on the success rate? What if 10 people pray for the same thing once each? Is that the same or different than one person praying for the same thing 10 times?
10. Which gods qualify as national gods on the National Day of Prayer?