On the controversial post “Nurse Suspended for Prayer Offer,” boomSLANG posted a comment that I thought was very perceptive:
Nurse: “Would you like me to say a prayer for you?”
Me: “Feel free. Now I’d like to ask you a question… why did you go through all the necessary medical training if you believe that prayer can heal people?”
If prayer worked, a nurse would be in the prayer business instead of the nursing business.