As an agnostic atheist, I do not believe in God but am still skeptical about some things. One of the concepts I'm still questioning is the concept of healing. Not when people only use prayer in lieu of medical attention and death occurs (such as was the case with an 11 year old diabetic girl), but when people use it for more minor things such as trying to find some type of emotional peace or dealing with a bad ankle or something.
Personally, I would like to feel that it is possible that it works. I think it would have been helpful for me when I had headaches every day for 2 and a half years or right now when I've been really stressed out for the past few months. Of course, that also requires a belief in God as well, which is not the case for me, so I don't even know if healing has a possibility of working even if I did try it.
I know that people will probably just consider this post completely ridiculous, but I am wondering how people felt about healing when they were religious, or if healing was something that people were always skeptical about.