Buddha isn't a god and Buddhism isn't one of the monotheistic religions. There's no way that the Boarders were saying, hey isn't it great that we're all praying to the same one true God.
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To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
We should probably get off the religious angle, because we aren't going to agree.
The Bible is full of contradictions that have been spun in and out of context for thousands of years.
While I, personally, wouldn't ask God about winning the Amazing Race, there are lots of scriptures about asking God for what your heart desires and receiving just that. Clearly, others feel justified. However, there is one in particular where Solomon speaks to God and asks for wisdom and He grants it to him because he specifically did not ask for wealth; he was was given a wise and understanding heart...and that there would never be anyone else like him before or since.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are--Joseph Campbell
By the way, that one true God of the Bible - is that the harsh punitive God of the Old Testament or the loving, turn the other cheek God of the New Testament?