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Effects of prayer on warts

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Feb 22, 2014.

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    Therapeutic Effects of Islamic Intercessory Prayer on Warts
    Evren M. Hoşrik, Aydın E. Cüceloğlu, Seval Erpolat
    Journal of Religion and Health; February 2014
  2. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member


    Perhaps the solution should be to trust the intercessor??

    "when participants did not trust the intercessor, prayer had no effect on warts."

    Thank God that the participants can also recieve care for thier warts from the many gifted and blessed podiatric professionals that trust in the science of medicine.

    A Hui Hou,
  3. Podogal

    Podogal Member

    I found the study silly and the results even more silly...

    Does any one know what were the objectives of this study?
  4. Paul Bowles

    Paul Bowles Well-Known Member

    Sillier than what? Its a research study trying to see if intervention causes an effect. Why is that any sillier than lets say seeing if stretching helps plantar fasciitis?

    The objectives were to see if "prayer" has any effect on warts.....

    Of course the more cynical amongst us might say: Maybe they used the wrong prayer? Said it incorrectly? Said it in the wrong place? Maybe the even the wrong person said the prayer? Maybe in fact that strain of HPV doesn't respond to prayer but others will..... :rolleyes:

    Then again maybe prayer just has no effect on warts...... ;)

    The beauty of research.....
  5. Mr C.W.Kerans

    Mr C.W.Kerans Active Member

  6. terigreen

    terigreen Active Member

    They did not give it enough time. They should have prayed for 3-6 months, then most of them would have been cured. In our experience if they are left alone for 3-6 months then about 50% of the warts would have gone away on their own. Maybe they should not be sharing prayer rugs.

    Teri Green
    Atlas Biomechanics
  7. wdd

    wdd Well-Known Member

    Personally I think this is the way to go.

    Obviously what is required is further research in which all religions, utilising some any form of prayer, have a head to head with respect to their ability to cure warts. This research would give a league table of the power of prayer associated with different religions to cure warts.

    Of course it might be that the position, of a particular religion, in the league table, with respect to curing warts, wouldn't be the same as for curing, cancer for example. This offers almost endless research opportunities as every condition under the sun is researched to produce a comprehensive league table of the differential power of prayer.

    I can imagine the time when you consult the matrix. The left hand comumn containing the alphabetical arranged name of any condition and the columns to the right containing the names of the religions ranked from most effective to least effective, with respect to their prayers.

    I think I just had a homeopathy moment.

  8. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Like it. I`m gonna to steal it.
  9. Mr C.W.Kerans

    Mr C.W.Kerans Active Member

    Clinical canticles were, anecdotally, widely employed in the middle ages to assuage a number of afflictions through the power of musical prayer.
  10. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Indeed. The intercession of Saints was, and is used to 'cure' various diseases. In our particular field, St. Sergius - a Greek Orthodox saint (I believe that he is recognised by the Roman Catholic Church also) is believed to be particularly powerful in 'treating' diseases associated with feet. I foresee a whole panoply of research appearing from the sky.
    Bill Liggins
  11. M.C.

    M.C. Member

    ...... Being as a lot of religious people believe that God created all living things , then, he might be the wrong person to be praying to...... Nobody likes to see their handiwork destroyed .

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