Religious Faith vs. Modern Medicine


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Religious Faith vs. Modern Medicine
Even as nearly daily modern science and medical research provides new means to prolong and save lives and heal the sick there is still a vehement denial that anything other than the hand of Gods and those faith healers who use faith, rather than prescriptions, actually provide the optimum solution. Is the argument really God vs. Science? Or is it the mystical beliefs of faith healers and the extraordinary practitioners who actually provide the answers?
There may be many who see faith healing and their practitioners as in some sort of retrograde Twilight Zone. Yet, there are legitimate scholars who see religion as a major influence on a person’s health. One of those is Harold Koenig, dean of Duke...
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