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  • "The Universe is certainly more complex and way older than any religious tale can explain. Also Crow, you may not have noticed but things happen all the time. You might parcel them up into good and bad, but they do happen all the time. Where was your complex good god during the recent typhoon? Or do brown people with different gods deserve different treatment?
    I suggest that Mr Hobbs stays around on Friday nights in Stroud and GLoucester and tries praying again to stop fights, then reports back to us here when he has an appropriate level of evidence. Maybe a couple of years worth."
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Christian Comment with Graham Hobbs of Minchinhampton Baptist Church

I MARRIED a young lady who grew up in Nailsworth and she brought me back down here for a year.

That was in 1975 and we're still here.

As a result I have now spent most of my life here and have seen so much, even in a quiet rural area.

Recently, it was not so quiet.

I was in Stroud when some shouting broke out between two people.

Bad language was flying about and it looked like the fists were about to do the same.

I wanted to stop it but I didn't have what it took, either the brain or the muscles, to break it up so I turned elsewhere for help.


It wasn't the person net to me who was looking for a free ringside seat.

Fat lot of help they were.

I tried praying instead.

Prayer isn't soft.

It is more powerful than the atom.

My simple prayer was that God would separate them.

In less than a minute, one protagonist had walked away and someone more able than me ha walked walked he other person away in a different direction.

I think it was one of the fastest answers to prayer I have experienced.

Conversely, another prayer I saw answered that month occurred almost forty years after I began praying.

I could so easily have given up but it's not about how long, how much or how cleverly I pray.

It's about the one I'm talking to.

He stopped the fight within seconds.

He changed a situation I couldn't, even if it took forty years.

have you got an unanswered prayer?

Don't give up.

I recently came across a good word.

Actually it can be turned into a sentence as well.

It's PUSH.

Pray Until Something Happens.

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