"The experiment is based on the paper by Oxford philosopher Tim Mawson titled Praying to Stop Being an Atheist. In it Mawson argues that, on balance, it is in the interests of those atheists who don't think it's absolutely impossible that there's a God to investigate the issue of whether or not he exists by 'the experimental method' - trying to ask him."
Many of the participants are part of a Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/groups/atheistprayerexperiment - and the below video gives some updates from people joining in.
Do you think this is a good idea? How do you think some atheists would feel about this? Obviously it is voluntary, do you think many people will convert or return to their atheistic beliefs?
Read more here: http://www.premier.org.uk/atheistprayerexperiment