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Faith healers and their websites

  1. Jun 29, 2009 #1
    ok...

    some faith healers/televangelists have websites where people can post prayer/healing requests and praise reports. where do these praise reports that say they has been healed really come from?

    (This is not a discussion about religious dogma, but about scientifically falsifiable cases of faith healing.)
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Well obviously by people who been cured by their faith.
    You don't think there might be something underhand going on do you - you sceptic?
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 #3
    edit: "faith healing" is not limited to being cured by faith, some evangelists believe that god is healing people.

    are there any verifiable reports or better yet, videos taken by a 3rd party ?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2009 #4

    Same difference.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2009 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Would the so-called strong placebo effect [assuming it is real] be considered a form of faith healing?
     
  7. Jun 29, 2009 #6

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    Wait. Did you just ask if there are any verifiable reports of people being healed by God?

    :bugeye::biggrin:
     
  8. Jun 29, 2009 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yes, you know, it would be like the end of the The Stand. :biggrin:

    I guess such a claim would require about as much...
     
  9. Jun 30, 2009 #8
    I've heard that the televangelist Benny Hinn (I think he's currently under a federal investigation) has claimed to heal many people of deadly illnesses. If you check the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Hinn" [Broken], you'll find that these claims are highly questionable.
     
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  10. Jun 30, 2009 #9
    also, are there any verifiable or otherwise notorious reports of congenital disabilities being healed?
     
  11. Jun 30, 2009 #10
    I guess it inadvertently causes healing. There is quite a debate about the placebo effect and whether it really does contribute to healing.

    Probably not, I can just imagine the rage that a CEO of a major pharmaceutical company would have at the mere mention of the words 'faith healing'. :rofl:
     
  12. Jun 30, 2009 #11

    Moonbear

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    Perhaps it treats faith illness?
     
  13. Jun 30, 2009 #12

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    this reminds me of some [pseudo science] necklaces that have the power to heal! as assumed by some people who like to sell those necklaces and uses scientific wording like [nano] to convince the lay people!!
     
  14. Jun 30, 2009 #13

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    Is that what Benny Hinn does?? I had no idea. All I know if the title of the show.

    Whenever I see the title flash by on my TV guide, I always immediately think "Benny Hill".
     
  15. Jun 30, 2009 #14

    mgb_phys

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    There's a Dilbert(?) cartoon like that.
    In trials the placebo worked better than our product - what do we do?
    New marketing slogan = Nothing works better than New Super Drug(tm)
     
  16. Jun 30, 2009 #15
    Haha. if faithhealing really worked for everyone, then all the pharmaceuticals should have gone bankrupt.

    my slogan would be: Focus the power of your mind on these [placebo]. let the healing power power will amplify and reflect upon you! :)
     
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