Why Use Medicine If Prayer Works?

Why Use Medicine If Prayer Works? February 8, 2009

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?”

As I’ve said before, even believers don’t believe that prayer works. When religious people get sick, they don’t usually go to a faith healer. They go to a doctor.

If prayer worked, a nurse would be in the prayer business instead of the nursing business.

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