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How To Convert An Atheist

May 31, 2011

Sorry atheists and agnostics, but this round goes to God.

Atheist Converts After Mock Prayer to Win $1m Lottery is Answered

From the Christian Post:

A self-confessed atheist has become a believer after mocking God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery. However, his joke prayer was amazingly answered as the next day his mother won $1 million on the New York Lottery Sweet Million game.

Sal Bentivegna, 28, who did not previously believe in God, had sarcastically asked his mother to “ask your God for a million dollars”.

However, his mother Gloria Bentivegna, follows the Catholic faith, and staying true to her belief refused to ask God for such a thing.

Taking his joke further, Sal then prayed out aloud saying, “God, I don’t know if you’re real or not, but if you are there, please let my mother win a million dollars.”

He added, “If Jesus wants me to believe in him, that’s what he’ll do”.

The following day his mother bought a “Lotto Tree” of unscratched instant win tickets from her Church’s charity auction. Sal was then left absolutely stunned when he found out his mother had won a million.

Realizing that the odds of his mother winning were so farfetched, Sal has now become a firm believer.

He testified, “I can’t shrug off that Jesus had a hand in it.”

“No pun intended, but it was a Godsend,” he said.

Gloria Bentivegna, reflecting on what had happened, is thankful to God for her winnings, but even more thankful for her son’s conversion. She said: “’God performed two miracles, a true miracle.”

By winning New York’s Sweet Million game, Gloria Bentivegna will now receive $50,000 every year for the next 20 years.


My prayer: God, I don’t know if you’re real or not, but if you are there, please let me win fifty million dollars. You know, If Jesus wants me to believe in him, that’s what he should do…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2011 6:15 am

    That’s a bit different from your usual prayer asking for a humungous diamond from heaven?

  2. June 1, 2011 7:45 am

    Like a good portfolio I figure I might as well diversify!

  3. June 2, 2011 10:26 am

    You know what? I don’t even think God could convert me with a multi-million dollar bribe. And yet, I invite Him to try. Look, I even capitalized “Him,” and if that’s not sincere then I don’t know what is. Show me the money.

  4. June 4, 2011 1:38 am

    Heck, I don’t even need something that flashy. Just about any rational evidence would do me. But, sure, a million bucks is fine. If that’s what he’s got handy.


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