Taong Boondocks Post on Answers to Prayers

Tonight’s blog-a-day post, being a Sunday, is a religious piece on Taong Boondocks about answers to prayers. Once again, if you’re not interested in religious things, you might want to just come back tomorrow–I should have some more spacey goodness for you by then, but I had to share this, because this is an important part of who I am.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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2 Responses to Taong Boondocks Post on Answers to Prayers

  1. ken anthony says:

    faith is belief in something without proof or evidence

    That atheist is confusing gullibility with faith, a common mistake. Heb. 11 makes it clear faith is based on evidence meaning it has much in common with science. Christians are suppose to use their reasoning abilities to avoid gullibility. Many that call themselves christian, do not, which allows others to paint with a broad brush.

    However, evidence itself can be misleading. Religion is the dwelling place of demons that take delight in misleading people. The bible records cases where demons pretended to be saints and prophets to mislead the king of Israel for example.

    People, especially when they are members of a group, can easily dismiss evidence contrary to their beliefs. The bible was given to us to guard us from teachings of men (or demons which are just angels following a false teaching.) An example of that in Acts refers to the noble minded Bereans who tested what St. Paul said to make sure it matched the Hebrew scriptures. If they didn’t, they would have rejected Paul, not the scriptures. Today it would more likely be the other way around because people are not so noble minded today with regard to truth. They find it easy to dismiss the bible when it disagrees with their favorite teachers or teachings.

    Reguarding prayer, a quarter century ago I was an FAA ATCS but I was near to failing. I almost never ask for something for myself when I pray, but this time I did. I asked to continue working for the FAA. Soon after I washed out. I was devastated. I got in my car and drove from Oklahoma in no particular direction. Spent one night at Yellowstone in the old faithful parking lot. Left the next morning without taking the short walk to see the geyser. Ended up in Seattle. Got hired by a contracting firm. The contract was at the FAA’s regional HQs. Did my prayer get answered? I strongly suspect so, and being that I really never did ask for anything for myself it’s hard to call this an observational bias. But it’s not absolute proof of anything. I just take it for what it’s worth. Proof of the reliability of the bible is so much stronger but that takes research and an honest heart. The honest heart is required because the demons are very good at what they do.

  2. Thanks for sharing, Ken!

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