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In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty talks about how we know prayers aren’t effective.

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It’s not that people don’t believe prayers work. It’s that there’s no objective evidence that good things happen because of prayer. And there certainly is no evidence that praying for someone who doesn’t even know you’re doing it will help them in any way.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.