Prayer doesn't work! That's why sick people take medicine!
Prayer doesn't work! That's why soldiers dive into foxholes!
Prayer doesn't work! That's why everyone stops at stop lights!
I have a child who was just diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
I am sick of all my friends telling me that they are praying for him: praying for the surgeons to have a steady hand, praying for a speedy recovery, praying for strength, praying for a cure.
Medicine IS science.
Science is an evaluation of what works and what doesn't work. If it works... we build on it. If it doesn't work.... we leave it behind. Prayer doesn't work. So it must be left behind. Pretty simple.
If chemotherapy and radiation had the success rate of prayer -- no one, and I mean no one- would put their child through this kind of excuciating pain for a chance of recovery. We do it only because it works. Not nearly 100% of the time, but even then, the sucess rate is way better than PRAYER!!!
How will we EVER get that through to these thick-headed, upper-middle class, mid-western folks?!? It's like they are brain-washed. And there are SO MANY OF THEM!
It is ignorance and stupidity and I am sick of it being shoved in my face!!!
Thank you for letting me rant.