Faith healers.

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Xelasnave.1947, May 5, 2018.

  1. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I have seen them before but saw something on tv just now...no names to incriminate the stupid the gullible or the con men
    ...what a load of fully processed bull shit....and blaspheming using the name of Jesus to call upon to heal. That is so wrong and I am not a christian but totally offended by their linking to Jesus.
    Cant we get these horrible con artists who perform their trickery and staple their lips to their forehead.

    What lieing self deluded fools ... cull them and add them to the compost heap ... cut out their lieing tounges and beat them with it. They can bullshit almost as good as a catholic priest.

    How cruel to give gullible folk hope that what cant be fixed by modern medical science will be fixed by them with some mumbo jumbo nonsence ... what mungrel dogs they are...If I can find where they perform their con I will attend and heal their face with a baseball bat.
    Dogs mungrel scum bag dogs.

    Alex
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    OK this is restritced...

     
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  5. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    You have to know. If you posses faith it can tell hope like a little groundhog, but you must have some sort of science, and certainty.
     
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  7. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    There is a psychosomatic component to most illnesses.
    Often placebos work as well, or nearly as well as real drugs for certain conditions.
    If you really believe that a faith healer can help with your condition, then, together you can experience a shift in mood that can aid healing, reduce pain, etc.
    If you stay in a negative mood, healing takes longer and may not happen.

    Long ago I read of an experiment wherein some of the rats were led to believe that they had no control over their environment, by randomly reprogramming buttons for food, water, and electric shock.
    When placed in a pool of water, the so treated rats would give up and drown after a very short period of time, while the untreated rats would keep treading water for hours,

    If you want to live, don't stop treading water.
    If you believe that a faith healer or a doctor can help you, then your ability to keep treading water is enhanced.
     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Way back when, when the internet was still audio couplers and bytes audio, we read newspapers on actual paper.

    Oh, right.

    Anyway, I actually remember because it was the first time I encountered the name Kuykendall, which is pronounced differently than we pronounce Puyallup.

    Oh, right.

    Long story short: Woman goes to revival sermon, lines up for healing. Preacher lays on the hands, she falls, catchers don't catch, she breaks her hip and lower back, or some such. So much for faith or anything God might have been trying to tell her; she filed suit and won.

    That really was, like, thirty-five years ago.

    I do recommend Leap of Faith, starring Steve Martin (and Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, and Lukas Haas, and featuring Meat Loaf as a bus driver/organist; dir., Richard Pearce, 1992); it's a proper classic.
     
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