Faith Healing

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Faith healing is a form of magical thinking that involves a healer and a patient. The healer and patient believe in the healing power of spirits or other mysterious mechanisms. The healer consciously or unconsciously manipulates the patient into being cured by prayer, hand movements or by an unconventional ritual and objects such as handkerchiefs religious icons and pilgrimages to holy sites in hope for a cure for those in desperate circumstances. Finally, the patient validates the healing by giving signs that healing has worked by walking without a brace for a short period, breathing freely, feeling relief from pain or thanking the healer for the “miraculous cure”. Faith healing can occur at a distance. The... View More »

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It is not known how many members continue to fully accept Mary Baker Eddy’s premise that disease is an illusion, or how many that continue to visit practitioners instead of physicians. Eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental treatment are used by some members who still maintain that illness is the consequence of mental error.
Citizens in North America are guaranteed freedom of religion. It is stated that the First Amendment to the U.S Constitution prohibits any action by an American government which restricts “the free exercise of religion”. Courts have generally interpreted the concept of freedom of religion belief and religious practice. An adult can seek medical attention, use faith healing, try alternative medical treatment or pursue no treatment at all and allow nature to take its course. Some parents or guardians may wish the same options for their children. The results are sometimes a conflict with civil authorities. There are problems that sometimes occur in cases involving a minor or other person who is capable of giving informed consent for their own treatment. Parents and guardians are generally given almost complete freedom in providing or denying health care to their children, but in life-threatening medical conditions, and Child Protective Services have occasionally intruded and ordered treatment of a child against the wishes of its parents.
The goodness of faith healing is that at times it has cured the ill. It has been miraculous recoveries from using this method of treatment to cure the ill. The benefit of healing is that it can be done in your own ...

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