Quote# 47443

[Question: Can prayer cure cancer?]


No, but God can, if he will. Most times when cancer is healed, God uses normal medical treatments to do it, though, so don't refuse treatment and then blame God for not curing someone's cancer.

Eltinwe has a life Swan - DYOH, AnswerBag.com 51 Comments [9/15/2008 11:50:21 PM]
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9/15/2008 11:51:27 PM


"[Question: Can prayer win at roulette?]


No, but God can, if he will. Most times when you win at roulette, God uses normal probability to do it, though, so don't refuse to play and then blame God for not winning."

There. Fixed.

9/15/2008 11:53:24 PM

Quantum Mechanic

God is an oncologist.

9/15/2008 11:54:59 PM

Jesus Klingon

"Most times when cancer is healed, God uses normal medical treatments to do it..."

Yeah, these were treatments that humans developed and used.

9/15/2008 11:58:43 PM


Not as bad as it could be... at least they're saying you should seek medical treatment instead of sitting at home and praying to baby Jeebus.

9/15/2008 11:58:58 PM


Jewish Zombie, M.D

9/16/2008 12:02:10 AM

So... if your magical sky fairy only acts via perfectly normal methods, how do you know your magical sky fairy is responsible and not just those same perfectly normal methods doing their job?

9/16/2008 12:02:44 AM


So that means that prayer is basicly inferior to medicine?

9/16/2008 12:05:03 AM


In other words, NO God cannot cure cancer.

9/16/2008 12:05:34 AM

Mattural Selection

Sooo... god will only cure you if he feels like it? What a lazy prick.

"god, please cure my incredibly painful ailment."
"Sorry, I don't feel like it. Besides, Friends in on in a few minutes, and I just love that show. That Ross guy cracks me up."

9/16/2008 12:37:31 AM


In short; don't turn to God. Turn to science.

9/16/2008 12:38:08 AM


Not too bad--at least he's not urging people to forgo chemo in favor of prayer or telling his friend about this great pastor he's got who will knee a cancer patient in the gut to heal him.

9/16/2008 12:46:00 AM


Covering All Your Bases Award.

9/16/2008 12:46:36 AM

J. Random Lurker

Why call him God?

Of course, even if God did exist, he is utterly incapable of stopping men in iron chariots. How can we expect him to cure cancer?

9/16/2008 12:46:49 AM


So God has no effect on illness whatsoever?

Just as we all suspected.

9/16/2008 12:48:59 AM


So God's more willing to cure those of us living now of cancer than he was those living a few hundred years ago? What's so special about us?

9/16/2008 12:51:30 AM

Doctor Whom

A God who works as you describe bears a suspicious resemblance to a God who doesn't exist.

9/16/2008 12:52:24 AM


Fundie? Yes.

Darndest? I don't think so.

9/16/2008 12:55:33 AM

Mister Spak

So when I put a bandaid on my boo-boo it was really god that healed it?

9/16/2008 12:55:53 AM


God helps those that help themselves sounds an awful lot like God can't be bothered, you better do it yourself.

9/16/2008 1:00:22 AM

D Laurier

Or could it be that its just modern medicine that is doing the healing??????

9/16/2008 1:02:45 AM


I'd like to introduce you to my old friend, Occam.

9/16/2008 1:08:52 AM


Most times when cancer is healed, God uses normal medical treatments to do it

And up until the 20th century, He didn't do anything - He just let people die. Then when humans developed chemo and radiation, all of a sudden He got off His ass and decided to start curing people. And when they developed early detection tests like PSA and ACE blood tests, He really got going.

Of course, maybe God just punishes ignorance. But fundies don't want to hear that - that would mean they actually have to go to school and work, as opposed to saying prayers and kissing Jesus' ass.

9/16/2008 1:12:06 AM


"When you've done it right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all".

9/16/2008 1:15:46 AM



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