I know there are Christians that are not this bad. It may also just because I live in a very conservative county but there's still too many Christians that give God all the credit instead of the doctors or nurses whose intelligence and quick thinking saved their life. I am in nursing school (and I passed my CPR class self high five) and I just realized the hypocrisy in this. Someone explain this logic to me.
Most Helpful Guy
praying does work. not in a spiritual sense, but in a self medicating sense. our brain is the central processing unit that we are still learning to control on an intimate level.. just wait until people can adjust their own blood flow through the power of thought.
stress contributes to the outcome of just about every procedure, surgery, rehabilitation session, etc. our bodies perform their best when we're in a good state of mind and mood. for some people, praying is what it takes to get there... can it cure cancer? certainly not, but cancer is a game of percentages.
my mom beat a 1% chance of survival to extend her life 20 more years. did she pray? ? no.. but she believed she would beat it, and wanted to beat it, and she did. second time around, she didn't even put up much of a fight since she was so depressed that a new case would find it's way into her other lung. she died 4 months after her diagnosis.
p. s. i've thought away headachese by simply relaxing, and repeating outloud soothing words to myself.
p. s. s no need to apologize for my mom's passing.2
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think it's disrespectful. I believe that prayer works. I believe that God heals. I believe that He uses doctors and nurses and health care workers to save and heal people. I don't think that by thanking God, credit is taken away. I've seen people thank God and the doctors. At the end of the day if you believe in God then you know He has final say and that if it's your time, no amount of training nor will the best doctor be able to save you.4