…can be seen in this ridiculous “Atheist Prayer Experiment” currently being conducted elsewhere on Patheos:
Today’s the big day! It’s the beginning of my 40-day trial by prayer.
I’m to pray for two to three minutes per day as sincerely as convenient and ask God to reveal himself to me. I’m to watch for signs of God’s presence in daily life.
After that, you can do an “experiment” in which you transparently fake being interested in a smart, perceptive woman and then declare her an idiot for not dating you, Bob.
This “experiment” is this week’s winner of the Tina Fey Over-The-Top Eyeroll Award:
I’m glad Leah’s becoming Catholic. But I miss non-silly atheism.
Bob: a word to the wise. All you need is sincerity. If you can fake that, you’ll have it made. Carry on. Who can possibly predict what the fore-ordained outcome of your “experiment” will be?
“You shall not put the Lord thy God to the test.” – Jesus of Nazareth, speaking to a certain Accuser in the desert.