Did anyone else see Doctor Oz and his treatment of faith healing? Yuck, in what was purportedly an objective presentation Oz left the audience with an appreciation for the efficacy of faith healing. If the American populace is not ignorant enough, the Doctor added a dollop of dumb.

 

Probably some religious parents with ill children will ask JC's intermediary for a favor.

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Comment by Antonio Chambers on May 30, 2011 at 3:55pm
Faith is a placebo. just like all other placebos, it tricks the body into "healing"
Comment by Steve on February 5, 2011 at 1:20pm
Agreed.
Comment by Glen Rosenberg on February 3, 2011 at 8:14pm

If a Doc be corrupt in whom we trust

no wonder that a common man rust

But you are right Steve. I am not absolving the audience. On the other hand the mass of man is indoctrinated against questioning authority. So the greater condemnation is at the Doc's office.

Comment by Steve on February 3, 2011 at 7:33pm

You know I would like to blame Dr. Oz for his grossly irresponsible actions. And he is a t fault for sure. But just as people find it incredible that Michael Jackson was able to persuade a Cardiologist to routinely administer Propaphal  leading to his demise , the persuasiveness of the almighty dollar would have put someone else on that stage even if  Dr.Oz suddenly came down with a case of the scruples. Greed trumps all.

And by the way. Let's not absolve the idiots in the audience who love this tripe. Because they have no intellectual curiosity does not leave them blameless. If they did not hunger for this stuff there would be no market hence no Dr.Oz bullshit shows.

Comment by Glen Rosenberg on February 2, 2011 at 9:17pm

Iva, I have seen very little tv concerning faith healing. My reaction to the Oz show was anger. Here is a famous doctor and the faith healer was a Doctor, one of the faith healer's patient's was a Doctor and a guest was PHD professor from Harvard. Oz did not have any guests or patients who were critical of faith healing. A balanced treatment, wouldn't you say?

After watching this show I'd be surprised if some ill persons will not foregoe traditional medical treatment first in favor of faith healing. Oh yeah, and the faith healer did a little laying of hands and mumbling some incantations about Jesus Christ. Faith receives such high praise in our culture. Dont question anyone's faith. Faith is sacrosanct. And now we have Doctors and a harvard PHD in praise of folly.

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