New Survey is being spread to see if Religion should be incorporated into medicine!
Short Answer: No. Long Answer… HELL NO! This is absurd. This woman (Read about her here) thinks..
Before the advent of modern medicine, ancient healing and medical care were inexorably connected with religion and superstition and there was no clear distinction between priests or sorcerers and physicians for many millennia.1-4 The shift to a modern approach to medical care which combines clinical observation, experimentation, and experienced based on reason and systematic science in the fifth century originated with the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates.4,5 He emphasized the importance of careful observation of the symptoms and signs of disease and approached ailments with a rational, nonsuperstitious perspective.6-9 However, Hippocrates did not completely exclude spiritual considerations from medical care
So, just because doctors once believed in prayer, this hack thinks it’s ok to STILL incorporate it into modern medicine… in spite of the evidence that it doesn’t work?!?! WOW… show her atheists care about this subject too and don’t want a doctor to pray for us. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE
It’s been studied numerous times that prayer doesn’t actually lead to more healing. Here’s a great example! Most participants in studies where they knew they were being prayed for actually did worse in their own recovery because they were waiting on divine intervention to heal them instead of being active in their own healing process. This kind of “holistic” nonsense is absurd. I don’t mean to bash all holistic approaches. If I can be cured of something with herbs and massages over chemicals and injections… I’m all for it. But, in light of the overwhelming evidence that prayer has ZERO healing effect, the talk about it being incorporated into medicine needs to stop.
I recently had a friend who went to see a doctor after getting into a bad car accident. He had to have back surgery and was going in for a follow-up visit to get more pain pills to help with the constant agony of just moving around his home. Amazingly, because his chart listed him as an “atheist”, the doctor proceeded to give his own personal testimony to my friend for 15 minutes. He asked, “Well, I guess this atheism thing isn’t working out to well for you, huh?” This was meant to imply that the reason my friend was in a wreck in the first place is because GOD wasn’t watching out for him. The doctor was basically prescribing religion as a better recovery method than pain pills.
My friend sat there and listened and waited for the Doc to finish (so he could get his damn pills). Should he be fired? I think so. But, the clinic did nothing because they say on their website that they are “faith-based”. This kind of nonsense has no place in modern medicine. And, unfortunately, surveys like the one listed above will not help the cause. Watch out for these subtle attacks by the church on reason and science. They know how to fight… and won’t stop until they run our government, our schools, and our healthcare system.