This week, we take a look at the belief that prayer can be a useful medical tool. Not so much the idea that you can pray away cancer but more the idea that prayer can help doctors do a better job. Is prayer that is basically being used to comfort people who are powerless in the face of a catastrophic health emergency harmful? We talk through a few recent experiences to explore our feelings about prayer and doctors. We also read off the last five answers to our original five questions!
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Here’s a link to the Last Week Tonight piece about Televangelists.