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(MSNBC)   More than half of all American adults believe prayer can save them from terminal illness. Bill Maher surrenders   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 535
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2008-08-18 09:22:59 PM  
More than half of all American adults believe prayer can save them from terminal illness. Bill Maher Common sense surrenders

Better version
 
2008-08-18 09:28:31 PM  
On this issue Maher is actually pretty bad. He doesn't even believe in western medicine.
 
2008-08-18 09:35:26 PM  
This might actually be true.
 
2008-08-18 09:36:30 PM  
I don't believe it!
 
2008-08-18 09:36:46 PM  
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2008-08-18 09:39:28 PM  
The people who prayed and still died anyway are unavailable for comment.
 
2008-08-18 09:48:32 PM  
Since it hasn't ever happened even once in the history of mankind, perhaps they're counting on the law of averages catching up to them?
 
2008-08-18 09:52:54 PM  
"You can't say, 'That's nonsense.' You have to respect that" and try to show them X-rays, CAT scans and other medical evidence indicating death is imminent, he said.

That's where farktards rush in...

/As should be seen in this thread.
 
2008-08-18 10:04:09 PM  
Only the wicked die.
 
2008-08-18 10:10:39 PM  
If God con indeed perform these types of medical miracles how come amputees never have their prayers answered?
 
2008-08-18 10:10:47 PM  
There's a fine line between being the E.D. of Compassionate Friends and the Be Careful What You Wished For In Anger Federation, and this story hangs it's socks on it.
 
2008-08-18 10:12:49 PM  
www.extrapackaging.com
"Where is your evidence now?"
 
2008-08-18 10:14:15 PM  
Good, that means less of a line at the Mayo when I go for chemo.
 
2008-08-18 10:15:01 PM  
Confabulat: The people who prayed and still died anyway are unavailable for comment.

They must not have prayed hard enough or they prayed to the wrong god(s).
 
2008-08-18 10:25:07 PM  
If they think God can cure them why do they think God made them sick in the first place?
 
2008-08-18 10:59:05 PM  
Philbb: Confabulat: The people who prayed and still died anyway are unavailable for comment.

They must not have prayed hard enough or they prayed to the wrong god(s).


Or the right God, but in the wrong way. They were probably all Mormons or something I bet.
 
2008-08-18 10:59:40 PM  
CruiserTwelve: If they think God can cure them why do they think God made them sick in the first place?

Because God is a sadist, and we're his psycho-sexual toybox.
 
2008-08-18 11:01:34 PM  
He is doing what any man that old should be doing- blowing through cash as fast as possible
 
2008-08-18 11:02:09 PM  
wrong thread, but enjoy
 
2008-08-18 11:03:55 PM  
This is good news...if the fundies stop taking medications and seeing doctors there will hopefully be much fewer of them.
 
2008-08-18 11:05:57 PM  
Joe Moneybags McBigCock: blah blah blah

I love your name. If you didn't have TF I would've sponsored you.
 
2008-08-18 11:10:35 PM  
*facepalm*
 
2008-08-18 11:11:54 PM  
CruiserTwelve: If they think God can cure them would alter His perfect, universal plan because they thought they were important enough to merit an exception, why do they think God made them sick in His perfect, universal plan in the first place?

FTFY
 
2008-08-18 11:21:48 PM  
I think 1 in 4 are truly ignorant... another quarter are truly religious, and thus ignorant.
 
2008-08-18 11:28:17 PM  
Brettster808: If God con indeed perform these types of medical miracles how come amputees never have their prayers answered?

Yes...thank you(p).

Proof is too much to ask of God...believe in ridiculous shiat or burn in Hell forever!

GOD LOVES YOU!!!
 
2008-08-18 11:28:57 PM  
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2008-08-18 11:43:11 PM  
Bill Maher is a farking idiot. He should surrender, and we should shoot him between the eyes.
 
2008-08-18 11:44:28 PM  
Godscrack

www.propeace.net

www.tampabay.com

Just sayin'

/troll for a troll
 
2008-08-18 11:50:39 PM  
cambie: Bill Maher is a farking idiot. He should surrender, and we should shoot him between the eyes.

Not a fan of that First Amendment, eh?
 
2008-08-18 11:57:39 PM  
GoDawgs!: Just sayin'

Just sayin' what?
 
2008-08-19 12:01:21 AM  
Lionel Mandrake: Just sayin' what?

That praying isn't a partisan issue.
 
2008-08-19 12:03:43 AM  
GoDawgs!: That praying isn't a partisan issue.

Cool...didn't notice at first that you were responding to another post.

My bad.
 
2008-08-19 12:09:01 AM  
GoDawgs!: Godscrack
Just sayin'

/troll for a troll


Yeah, but you didn't put up a picture of Hitler praying.

/Clinton=Obama? What am I supposed to think?
 
2008-08-19 12:20:27 AM  
You know, that's a clever way to opt out of the universal health care plan that will soon be appearing on a paycheck deduction near you.
 
2008-08-19 12:22:06 AM  
img361.imageshack.us

/get used to it........
 
2008-08-19 12:24:22 AM  
GoDawgs! Just sayin' /troll for a troll

Politics aside. Your Obama and Clinton aren't in the same position. That eerie timeless position. The position of mystery. The position of prayer to their personal god.

/just sayin'
 
2008-08-19 12:35:03 AM  
Godscrack: GoDawgs! Just sayin' /troll for a troll

Politics aside. Your Obama and Clinton aren't in the same position. That eerie timeless position. The position of mystery. The position of prayer to their personal god.


Reach out and touch faith.
 
2008-08-19 12:39:12 AM  
liberalish: Reach out and touch faith.

She called the cops; now what should I do?
 
2008-08-19 12:42:11 AM  
Godscrack: Politics aside. Your Obama and Clinton aren't in the same position. That eerie timeless position. The position of mystery. The position of prayer to their personal god.

/just sayin'


Like this?

cache.daylife.com

www.necn.com

liberalish: Reach out and touch faith.

I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothin', but I think Depeche Mode is a sweet band!
 
2008-08-19 12:42:47 AM  
abb3w: liberalish: Reach out and touch faith.

She called the cops; now what should I do?


Reach for Hope?
 
2008-08-19 12:49:02 AM  
Unlikely result with a positive outcome != miracle.
 
2008-08-19 12:49:29 AM  
Godscrack: Politics aside. Your Obama and Clinton aren't in the same position. That eerie timeless position. The position of mystery. The position of prayer to their personal god.

/just sayin'


Yes also it's all about position when you pray. The man upstairs doesn't really care what you're praying about, just what position your body is in when you do it.
 
2008-08-19 01:09:55 AM  
GoDawgs! The man upstairs doesn't really care what you're praying about, just what position your body is in when you do it.

No. I wont. That's too easy.
 
2008-08-19 01:20:35 AM  
Confabulat: The people who prayed and still died anyway are unavailable for comment.

James Hetfield's parents are in that category. Their religion was "Christian Science" - the same church that runs the Christian Science Monitor, so they're not all that bad.

The jist of that religion is that if you get sick or inured, pray to God and He'll make you all better, there's no need for medicine - in fact, medicine is a tool of Satan. Or something.

Anyway, listen to the lyrics of Dyers Eve and The God That Failed (both^). James isn't exactly a big fan of Christian Science.

/in before Metallica bashing
//or godwinnig of Lars, who was born on the same continent as Hitler

///....oh, wait.
 
2008-08-19 01:28:36 AM  
Godscrack: GoDawgs! The man upstairs doesn't really care what you're praying about, just what position your body is in when you do it.

No. I wont. That's too easy.


Please do, though sarcastic, it's a gimme.
 
2008-08-19 01:32:11 AM  
GoDawgs! The man upstairs

You're sure god is a man?
 
2008-08-19 03:24:35 AM  
The whole "praying for a miracle that you want" seems so arrogant to me. This god asshole lets millions of people starve every year, but he's going to save the people you care about if you beg hard enough? Get the fark over yourself.
 
2008-08-19 03:29:11 AM  
Faith can be a very strong motivator and keep a person in a good mind frame so that their body can heal. That whole "mind over matter" thing that people discount so often.

That said, since the human race hasn't perfected telekinesis or telepathy, thinking that god can make everything better is silly.

/god helps those that help themselves
 
2008-08-19 03:57:50 AM  
That is just so silly.
 
2008-08-19 06:59:15 AM  
Lionel Mandrake: abb3w: liberalish: Reach out and touch faith.

She called the cops; now what should I do?

Reach for Hope?


Jump for Joy!
 
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