Arts The Dangers of Prayer
They said prayer was good for you. They were wrong. From Reuters:
A study of more than 1,800 patients who underwent heart bypass surgery has failed to show that prayers specially organized for their recovery had any impact, researchers said on Thursday.
In fact, the study found some of the patients who knew they were being prayed for did worse than others who were only told they might be prayed for—though those who did the study said they could not explain why.
(Tell that to the folks at my new favorite site, redstate.com. It’s won my heart with goofy arguments like this: “The secular left loves to quote Jefferson when it wants to promote the so-called ‘wall of separation’ between church and state. The problem with their argument is that Jefferson had nothing to do with drafting the Constitution. Jefferson was in France when the document was written and ratified by the states. It doesn’t matter what Jefferson had to say.”)