March 24, 2006

Researchers Study Prayer's Influence on Healing

(WASHINGTON POST) - At the Fairfax Community Church in Virginia, the faithful regularly pray for ailing strangers. Same goes at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington and the Islamic Center of Maryland in Gaithersburg.

In churches, mosques, ashrams, "healing rooms," prayer groups and homes nationwide, millions of Americans offer prayers daily to heal themselves, family, friends, co-workers and even people found through the Internet. Fueled by the upsurge in religious expression in the United States, prayer is the most common complement to mainstream medicine, far outpacing acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and other alternative remedies.


At March 26, 2006 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like real science is being conducted here by real scientists. Now someone tell me why this is considered science and why the theory of intelligent design is not worthy of the same investigation - because it's not science.

And if you tell me the prayer research is not 'real science' then I'm gonna call you on the 'No True Scotsman' fallacy.


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