Praying for Health Reform–Christian Scientist silliness

In a world that by nature favors fact over fiction we are showing signs of a nervous breakdown. It’s not enough to be assaulted with a recently retired policitian’s inarticulate ignorance about health care but we also have to deal with the notion of pay for prayer.

  • “She doesn’t see most of the patients she treats. That isn’t necessary, she said, for her prayers to be effective.”
  • “Each prayer is a cerebral search for resolution to the patient’s problem. And the answer often comes in the form of an idea or feeling: “God is here,” “God is life,” “We are created in God’s perfect image.”

Medicynical Note: Is it Christian to charge for prayer? Would you think that prayers that you pay for are more effective than free ones?

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