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Holy Water Ethics

A Nigerian preacher named Temitope Joshua has sent thousands of bottles of holy water to Sierra Leone as cures for the deadly ebola virus sweeping through that country.

Is this donation:

1. A great idea, as the holy water can’t do any harm

2. A terrible idea, given that holy water has never been shown [...]

Orrin Hatch Opens the Door for Big Government Pasta Faith Healing Program

The Washington Post reports that Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is pushing hard to get a provision included that would mandate insurance coverage for remote faith healing. Dial-a-prayer hotlines to which people make calls and (for a fee, of course) arrange for distant intercessory prayers to heal the sick would be reimbursed for this “spiritual [...]

Sarah Palin’s Spiritual Mentor Does AIDS Faith Healing

Thomas Muthee, while visiting the Christ Chapel church in Woodbridge, Virginia, also claimed to have the magical power to cure people of HIV infections. “This is the man who has 23 documented cases of people who were healed by the power of God from AIDS!” the site declares. [...]

Sarah Palin's Spiritual Mentor Does AIDS Faith Healing

Thomas Muthee, while visiting the Christ Chapel church in Woodbridge, Virginia, also claimed to have the magical power to cure people of HIV infections. “This is the man who has 23 documented cases of people who were healed by the power of God from AIDS!” the site declares. [...]