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He wrote: “The first time I questioned the faith was when my grandmother shriveled up in front of me for 6 month’s due to cancer. So far it hasn’t happened and the only thing I know for sure is that I have unanswered questions.”I am struck by how much these accounts resonate with sociological theories of human relationships, especially those coming from social exchange theory. I was 13 & my mother & father [were] getting a divorce. I prayed to God but nothing fails like prayers.”Likewise, a woman raised in a Methodist household described her In a variation of this theme, some deconverts lamented God’s inactivity amidst spiritual difficulties. This theory describes humans as judging the value of relationships in terms of costs and benefits.
Regardless of whether the illness causes moral or physical impossibility, the Church is still obliged, insofar as it is possible, to meet the spiritual needs of her faithful.The whole inquiry about the existence of Jesus' brothers and sisters in the gospels is very much explained and associated with the identity of Jesus and his mother.And as Jesus starts to be evermore perceived as godlike and Mary transforms evermore into eternal virgin, then it becomes unorthodox to say that these are typical brothers and sisters.The second, which I elaborate here, regards a failed relationship with God. They too sought God’s help, but when they did not receive it, they simply concluded that God did not exist. Almost half (22 of 50) of the writers expressed sentiments that in some way God had failed them by His not doing what they thought He should. A former member of an Assemblies of God church explicitly linked unanswered prayers and the existence of God: “How many humble and totally selfless prayers offered up to and ignored by the imaginary skydaddy does it take for the average person to finally throw in the towel and say [God doesn’t exist]!!!!
This is the narrative of the intrigue that Dan Brown failed to address.