"What pisses me off more are sayings like "Praise God", or "God has really blessed you" said when something happens good in my life that I earned through hard work. It really sucks, and cheapens my successes in life, and the hard…"
"If it's a free or included service, like the hospital chaplain, then I don't have that much problem with it. Provided it's not being offered as a replacement to traditional medicine but just a 'think-positive-thoughts'…"
"Ya that statement is comical they do not understand that they them selves are fully of quackery..
Although I understand your point of lowering stress levels I would rather not having the medical community giving false hope to patients in their…"
"Ya they might as well be offering laying of hands prayer for the sick, and charging money for that. Oh wait they do that by passing the offering bucket around. Although in all seriousness this is no better healing then placebo..."
A controversial healing therapy touted by some as an almost magical stress reliever and dismissed by others as quackery is going mainstream at some Syracuse hospitals.Reiki, a form of energy healing, is being offered by a growing number of nurses, chaplains and other staffers at Crouse, Upstate University and the VA Medical Center. About 15 percent of hospitals nationwide -- including the Cleveland Clinic, Children's Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore -- provide Reiki.…See More
"No I never did experience fire walking....I know some time after I left they had some bits of what I would call almost mass hysteria or something the whole church had this huge laughter, and shouting fit...I wasn't there first hand only heard…"
"What made me a atheist? I don't think anything can make you an atheist except for rationally thinking. Now if what you actually want is what spurred my rational thought processes to come to its current conclusion of there is no god...Well that…"
Hi to Timothy Sutton and welcome to this great meeting place where religion is recognised for the superstition and populace-control fraud that it is and with its inexcusable oppression of women --- and that God and gods are merely fictions inside human heads.