Salem Haunted Happenings - Physical (spinal cord/neck/back/asthma) Healing via spiritual revival.
We've got another Benny Hinn in training here. Thoughts? What do you say to individuals who believe that your religious views can do spontaneous healing of back / neck injuries and asthma and other various conditions? Could there be some kind of massive placebo effect here where people genuinely think they are healed, and that genuine belief translates into a more powerful placebo effect for the watchers.
Salem was an very bold move for a revival. When I think of Salem I think of witch trials. I think these guys know full well what they are doing, peddling Jesus as a career path. Is it so wrong if they generate good feelings? So what if they prevent people from getting scientific treatment or these people tell their doctor they've been healed by faith and no longer need the doctor recommended treatments.
These people seem genuinely happy. Is it wrong to have science rain on their parade? Thoughts?
The idea that we should believe something because its true does not come naturally to all people. People don't believe in things because they are true, they believe in them because they are useful. Holding a belief that runs contrary to reality can be a marker that binds you to the loyalty of a tribe. Belief=Belonging=Protection. We must take heed to well informed hostility lest the situation degrades to the point of war and we are mowed down by a force greater than ourselves.