Praying is Still Begging

Not that it was ever more than that. The largest study of its kind now confirms the fact:

CHICAGO (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.

The patients in the study at six U.S. hospitals included 604 who were actually prayed for after being told they might or might not be; another 597 patients who were not prayed for after being told they might or might not be; and a group of 601 who were prayed for and told they would be the subject of such prayer.

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Comments (6 comments)

Aaron Kinney / March 30th, 2006, 3:34 pm / #1

No no no BlackSun, you got it all wrong. They just werent praying HARD enough! :P

BlackSun / March 30th, 2006, 3:52 pm / #2

LOL! Now they’re claiming it’s because it was STRANGERS doing the praying, rather than friends & family! ……okay……

adron / March 31st, 2006, 8:04 am / #3

wtf. Someone was dumb enough to do a study on this?

Do we humans really need to linger in this netherworld of “monotheism”? The riddance of polytheism is recorded in history as if it where a great leap forward. We just reduced our stupidity from many gods to one, it’s still just as stupid.

maybe one of these days… :(

Aaron Kinney / March 31st, 2006, 9:42 am / #4


I think the “stupid” part is that so many people believe in prayer that a study had to be done in the first place to test the popular belief.

Simon / April 3rd, 2006, 5:44 pm / #5

It is stupid to prayer. God not listen. Anyways, why did dey pray? Did dey not want to go to even?

Susan Richert / April 24th, 2006, 3:10 pm / #6

Yes, the Southern Baptist minister mentioned this from the pulpit. I do believe Sean’s Dad was raised Baptist. Pastor David’s health is compromised so I do a little of Dr Bartlett Matrix Energitics on him. I maybe be making him worse! Oh well, it is all in fun.


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