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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 06:12 PM
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127. I agree
Edited on Mon Jul-18-05 06:15 PM by marions ghost
I have personally known three people with different forms of terminal C who prayed for themselves very specifically(in the case of two of them, it was non-Christian form of longterm meditational retreat, the other was non-fundie Christian)--in all three cases the doctors stated that they had given them no treatment that would have cured the cancers in any way. In all cases the cancers went into remission, and in the one case where exploratory surgery was done, no live cancer was found, though where it had been was very clear.

Whether this is the effect of prayer, or a strong will to live, or coincidence, or the effects of stress reduction--the number is too small to draw any real conclusions. But it's enough for me to say that it's probably a good idea to pray for oneself or do whatever "inner work" one can manage (if not spiritually inclined)--along with whatever medical treatment is offered.

Doctors see things like this enough to be asking questions--what other factors are involved when someone beats cancer? What other factors may enhance surgery success? These questions are progressive, not part of some kind of fundie agenda to try to prove that "prayer" (which has many definitions)"works" and therefore we should all pray.
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