Harm of Prayer

People who rely on prayer seriously hurt themselves. For example, if they rely on prayer to cure a sick child the child could needlessly die. If they rely on prayer for money to pay the bills, they will be living on the street. If they rely on prayer to pass an exam, they will flunk. People desperately want prayer to work so they kid themselves it does. It appeals to the lazy bum and the procrastinator who does not want to do the needed work. If someone gets better by prayer who was not that sick in the first place, that is not evidence for prayer. Read about serious experiments to test it. It does nothing.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)