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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-17-05 12:01 AM
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58. So one patient has tons of prayers...dies. Another with none.. lives.
The whole prayer thing is such a cute notion, but frankly I'm beginning to fear that we are moving back into the dark ages. I'm sick of religion, I'm sick of people trying to shove their religion down our throats, I'm sick of people who, when something turns out well, proclaim that it was because of prayers answered. Well folks, lemme tell ya, if God was running around handing out favors, I think that he'd be more inclined to save the lives of tsunami victims, and less inclined to grant you a new job.

As I said.. I alway am bemused by the notion that someone is handing out favors from above to a select few, while ignoring the pleas of others.

I'm not sure what to make of this study, as I had read of another compelling study that showed that relaxation techniques BEFORE surgery actually were detrimental to patients recovery... after the fact would be good, but apparently the study showed that you're better off being anxious going in.
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