Evidence Against Claim – Blog 3

Part 1
– Studies done
– A law



Part 2

Although it was very hard to find some evidence against faith healing I managed to find a couple things.

First, there was cases of people doing whatever their faith healer told them to do and then ended up dying. According to Caleb Lack “Dr. Hobart Freeman told his congregation to stop taking their medication and instead pray for god to cure them. This led to the deaths of 90 people…”
Secondly, it has obviously failed numerous times because there are now laws against it. Jesse Merriam writes down the law, “This regulation required that states receiving funds for child abuse prevention programs adopt exemptions for parents who practiced faith healing.” In other words, if a child does and all the parents had done to heal their child, they will be charged for child abuse.

References

-Lack, C. (2013, December 14). Faith Healing is Fake Healing • Great Plains Skeptic. Retrieved November 17, 2015, from http://www.skepticink.com/gps/2013/12/14/faith-healing-is-fake-healing/
-Merriam, J. (2009, August 30). Faith Healing and the Law. Retrieved November 17, 2015, from http://www.pewforum.org/2009/08/31/faith-healing-and-the-law/

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