Just one of the many questions that have come up since a new study has apparently “proved” that praying does not help sick patients get better. So remember all the times you felt really sick and you clasped your hand together and cried out to the Lord with promises to change your sinful ways if He would just bring a little healin’ your way? Well maybe you should stop, or at least revise your choice of God.
What’s even more damaging is that the study shows that those who knew they were being prayed for actually got worse! To be fair this study was done with patients undergoing some type of heart surgery so perhaps prayer works for only certain medical conditions. Also it involved Christian groups so the results may not be inclusive of all religions. Which begs the ultimate question: how the heck is Benny Hinn still in business?
On a more serious note I really hate these kinds of studies. I mean can you imagine God looking down on the Human race conducting “scientific studies” to see if prayer will make Him heal people? The study cost $2.4 million and it took ten years to complete. How about doing something better with the time, money and resources? Like I dunno…help find a cure for cancer? Can I get an Amen?!
Meanwhile, The Daily Show takes a deeper look into the study…