posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 02:08 PM
a reply to: Stormdancer777
It was meant to be a bit of a punny, but still make the point in regards to "wakeupbeer's" post. We both know who and what "faith healers" are. I
truly wish xtians would stop supporting these grifters.
I have witnessed some interesting things happen through prayer in my time as a xtian. I knew a man who used to wear coke bottle glasses, and had his
sight restored in an instant. He now keeps the glasses around as a reminder. I also saw a very heavy woman hit the floor so hard, you could hear the
damage being done to her head and body. I was sure we were going to need an ambulance. She walked away without so much as a sore muscle. I could go
on. Whether or not there is a "god". The "prayer of faith" does have an effect sometimes. That I do not question.
Nevertheless, I notice the charlatans always avoid those places where their "healing abilities" are truly needed. As to the section of Mark I quoted
on the first page. I'm sure you know those verses are not in many manuscripts. Which poses a conundrum for fundamentalists mostly. Either those
abilities should be manifesting in every xtians life, like the verses say, or the bible is not infallible.
Mark 6 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any
miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.
Interesting verses to quote. I have had quite a few discussions in the past about that passage.