Faith healing

In the tradition that I grew up in (Roman Catholic) healing by faith was acquired by quiet prayer or pilgrimage. Despite its rather subdued character it had a rather splendid reputation. This was not supported by equally splendid facts. The world renowned place of Lourdes for example has only produced 67miracles‘ since 1858. That’s 0.4467 miracles a year. With an average number of visitors of eight million per year, that’s only a 0.0000056% success rate.

Where healing by faith is a more extrovert and splendid phenomenon, results are equally impressive, albeit less wanted. A first case should have been enough, but no a second case came along and even a third case. Someone should implement laws that deprive parents like these of their parental rights.

One Response to “Faith healing”

  1. […] Thank God! The Oregon Senate has passed a bill, or is in the process of doing so, that solves a problem I blogged about earlier. […]

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