Answer by Ballad at 1:13 AM on Mar. 9, 2013
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:35 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
In reality, I wouldn't say anything to her regarding religious beliefs, but see if I could help her and her mother get in touch with the limited resources available in this land of plenty.
Although in my mind, I'd be thinking a number of responses:
1) Clearly, child, you don't believe enough.
2) There are millions of starving children all over the world who are also praying for nutrition. Why should God treat you any differently?
3) Perhaps God was influencing a basketball tournament, and didn't hear your prayer. Try again later.
4) It could also be that God wants you in heaven, and he's allowing you to starve to death so he can have another angel.
5) God likes to be praised. Maybe you should start by showing God that you're thankful for all he's given you and quit whining about being hungry.
6) God was needed in surgery to help the incompetent doctors save the life of a real believer.
7) God was too busy creating hurricanes to punish gays to be worried about starving children.
8) God, like Mother Teresa, believes that there's something noble in suffering and he's trying to build your character.
9) You're too much of a sinner to be worthy of God's attention. Clean up your act and repent.
10) You're asking the wrong god.
11) God did listen to you! He said, "no."
12)God did listen to you! He sent you to me to find resources for you. Oh, ye of little faith, remember that God works in mysterious ways!
Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:34 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
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