On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> J. R. Molloy wrote,
> > Right! Think positively: We _can_ debunk religiosity!
> A rationalist cannot debunk religion with the scientific method any more
> than a preacher can condemn science with scriptural interpretation. Neither
> will recognize or accept the other's methods. They are mutually exclusive.
> Neither side will accept the debunking by the other, while both sides will
> go on to believe they have demonstrated the obvious truth.
But the religionists have placed themselves in the court of science when
they claim that their faith-based healings actually have medical
effectiveness. This faith-based healing is the claim of every tv preacher
I know of. Recently a leader of the "Christian" "Science" "Church" was on
Larry King Live and it was put forward that almost half of US medical
schools teach that some forms of spiritual or faith healings are
effective. So where is the scientific proof? And if this is true, will
they be lined up for grants under the president's faith-based public works
initiatives to practice faith-based healings?
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