Does God answer prayer?

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    Study says yes!

    http://www.physorg.com/news93105311.html

    Thought it was an interesting study.
     
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    I figure prayer is like chicken soup. It can't hurt and it can only help.

    But the caveat given is that it doesn't help enough to ignore medical treatments. Seems fair enough. I'm wondering though if the people studied KNEW that they were being prayed for. Seems there would certainly be a placebo effect if that's the case.
     
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    Sure He does! Sometimes the answer is "yes." Sometimes the answer is "no." And sometimes the answer is "not yet...."
     
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    good answer but....i do not belive god is a man....no way a man goes through this much trouble or puts up with this much shit.....
     
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    Who do you think gave humanity the idea for a channel changer?

    And the idea of a MUTE button?
     
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    Since the "study" was simply a meta-analysis of 17 other studies, your answer might be different in each case.

    But a good question.

    From a scientific standpoint...if you're trying to isolate the effectiveness of the act of intercessory prayer, and you need to eliminate as many other variables as possible, you absolutely make it blind (ie those being prayed for aren't aware of it).
     
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    I say we put it to a real test. The religious should sign cards saying, "if I'm in a horrible car wreck, don't treat me... just pray" and carry them in their wallets. At least the Jehovah's Witnesses are close to this in their "no blood" cards.
     
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    Why? What is that supposed to prove? Or was this a case of underdeveloped sarcasm?
     
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    it would test their faith, infact, why dont they kill themseves, heavens waiting, what r u waiting for.
     

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