Everyone laughed at the silly sisters. Then I said, to test them, "we all know that prayers for real things don't get answered. Only imaginary things." The group awkwardly ignored my statement, a little shocked at the suggestion. But isn't this the case? Pray for help on your test, and you suddenly remember something you had studied. Pray for comfort on a hard day, and a friend comes calling. See? Prayer works! But pray for something that probably would not have happened anyway... you silly person! That's absurd!
It is postulated that prayers are only answered when they are in accordance with the will of god. But why would he make his will dependent on prayers of antlike mortals?
"Okay, this is what I want to do. But I won't do it unless someone prays for it. Okay... so now how do I do this? Maybe prompt someone to pray for it? *prompt prompt* It worked!"
So god does things only after he gets someone to ask for it. Doesn't he have better things to do? That's the same as your friend who says "I had a crazy dream last night." and looks up at you hopefully, and then further prompts "Man, it was such a crazy dream!" and again pauses. You throw up your hands and say "I've been listening! If you want to tell the dream just do it already!"
On an entirely unrelated note. I despise the Watchmaker Argument. It goes like this:
You walk up a tall, remote mountain and find a beautiful gold watch, still running, on the ground.
Do you assume that it formed there spontaneously? No! You just know someone made it!
Okay, may I please point out how this is a ridiculous straw-man? Put down with a little less sugary rhetoric:
1. Object X exists.
2. Object X is complex.
3. There exists at least one intelligent being who makes object X.
4. It is very unlikely that object X could exist spontaneously. (from 2)
5. Object X was most likely made by an intelligent being. (from 4,3)
6. An intelligent creator of object X most likely exists. (from 1,5)
Lovely, isn't it. But wait? Looking at the steps of this proof, we notice that one of the assumptions (step 3) is exactly the same as the conclusion (step 6), which depends on step 3!
This is what we call FREAKING CIRCULAR!
I'll throw in an extra two bits for good measure. This argument implies that the existence of a watch spontaneously by chance is unlikely because of its complexity and perfection. Same with us, right? But wait, isn't god the most ultimately perfect and complex being in existence? Hmm. So while it is unlikely that the watch would exist spontaneously, it is less likely that a creator of watches spontaneously exists! And it is further unlikely that someone who could design and build the creator would exist spontaneously, without being made. So if you're going to appeal to probability, you'd better know that while yes, the spontaneous existence of intelligent life like ours is unlikely, you are not getting better odds by assuming a creator.