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« Reply #9: March 08, 2009, 09:36:57 am »

So, we're talking in chat about a horrible little show on the SciFi channel tonight on exorcisms, and the talk turned to faith healing.

Which got me thinking...

Has anyone ever been legitimately healed by faith healing? And how different is televangelist faith healing from pagan claims of using energy to heal people? Are pagans who heal somehow more trustworthy to the community?

I don't know what I think about stereotypical faith healing, but if I believe that I can raise energy to heal someone, or that my High Priestess can give me Reiki to help my sore knee, then is that really any different?


I've had both reiki sessions done and a healing anointing done by my uncle who was deacon. Because I have an auto-immune disease and kidney damage, I'm told I'm constantly being prayed for.

...and though both experiences were very intense and emotional in their own ways, I didn't notice any physical improvement in my health and saw no reason to repeat them. I'm doing much better now, but I'm inclined to believe that it was years of medication, not being pressures to work and slowly overhauling my diet and avoiding stress that did it.

Though I should note that my doctors didn't expect me to respond to the medication at all and my kidney doctor insists that I was one of the worst cases in the 20-something set he'd ever seen, so maybe all the prayer did help.
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