What Is the Difference Between Prayers and
*Prayer is defined as: (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a personal communication or petition addressed to a deity...
b. any other form of spiritual communion with a deity
Postulate is defined as: Postulate is a true statement, which does not require to be proved.
Another source, Postulate: to assume to be true or existent; take for granted
I'm going to add that: a postulate is causative thinking. Causative thinking fits the above
definitions of postulate.
The definitions tell a large part of the story.
In prayer, the person praying is asking or communicating with some deity. They are not causing
things to happen but asking something else to make something happen or not happen.
Many people with religious faith use prayers daily to ask for improvements in their life and the lives
Though I sometimes wonder, do people pray for revenge or punishment on someone who has
offended or harmed them?
It would seem the misuse of the relationship with a deity. It would also assume that the deity will
hurt someone to please someone else. So I'm going to assume that no one does this.
Prayers do not need to be proven. The person praying takes for granted that the action of praying
is all they need.
The results of prayers do not need to be explained. What happens is what happens.
Either the deity did what was asked, did something else or did nothing. I believe that are the
possible outcomes of prayer.
A postulate is a statement that is made that something will happen or is a certain way. Like a
prayer, it is not something that has to be proven.
For example, I can decide to get up from my chair. That is a postulate that something will happen. I
can stand up or not. When I do something, it is a postulate in action.
What I am doing or have done is true, it is taken for granted.
Behind each action is the postulate it will happen. It is not a verbalization.
A Postulate is Senior to a Decision.
A decision is the evaluation of data, circumstances, etc to form a course of action or inaction.
A postulate just is and needs no evaluation or thinking.
The possible results of a postulate are the same as those of prayer.
Either the postulate caused something to happen, something else to happen or nothing happened.
When I postulate, I back that up with actions and things happen. Most often, I get the results I
People often make decisions evolving lots of effort. A couple examples are I'm going to lose weight
or I'm going to stop smoking.
The question is did they do what they decided and if not, why not?
Once in my life, I decided not to drink (beer). I haven't touched any since!
My decision was a postulate. It was and is backed up by my action of not doing something that is
dangerous to me.
A lot of decisions, involving a lot of thinking, over look the fact that the final course of action must
be followed. Talking about a decision, thinking about a decision, making endless excuses does
not get results. Thus diets fail. Attempts to stop smoking fail.
The cause part of dieting, of stopping smoking, seems to be missing.
Related article: How to Be Cause.
Opposition to Prayers or Postulates
You are not your mind nor your body. Very often, your mind works against you. Can you recall
ever losing control?
Cravings are straight from your body and or mind. Any desire to have “a nice cold beer”, is not my
desire! Knowing that, I don't give in.
The desire to eat the entire container of ice-cream or to smoke or to drink etc is probably not your
desire by a desire from your body or mind.
I'll repeat, you are not your body nor your mind. You have a body and you have a mind.
Also, thoughts and emotions can come from other people. Just walk into a room where an intense
argument is going on!
Both prayers and postulates can be countered by other forces. You must differentiate between
your postulates, your prayers and counter thought or counter efforts from other sources.
How to Tell if a Thought is Yours or Not!
If I sent you a thought, how do you know I did it? Can you tell my thought from your thought? Can
you tell your thoughts from any other stray thoughts around you?
I can tell you that thoughts do not have ID tags.
How I do it is simple.
If the thought is good, survival, positive, honest, aesthetic, I assume it is my thought.
If the thought is uncomfortable, doubtful, fearful, worrying, painful, negative, non-survival, ugly,
dishonest, it is NOT mine.
I know several people that use these same criteria. If you apply the same standards you will do
Now that you know which thoughts are yours, you can postulate or pray survival, cheer,
aesthetics, good health, and a brilliant future!
Related article: Victims.
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I do in life.
Improving the conditions of others is my destination and purpose in life. I have no products that
you need to buy to get better. A little true knowledge can go a long way. I also do not ask that
you believe anything!
You are worthy of help as I know you have already helped many others and life probably owes
Routinely I say #EverythinWill_B_OK!I believe that is true!
Also, “A person is only as valuable as he aids others in their games of survival!” Quoting myself :-)
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