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Category Archive: non-efficacy of prayer

Oct 09 2010

Brief Comment on Intercessory Prayer

I got into an exchange with someone who insisted that prayer offers people something “inside”–even if it’s not true that it actually changes anything in the real world. Ironically, I agree, which is why I think it’s horrible. Here’s an analogy inspired by the dialog: Intercessory Prayer, a hypothetical: I put an ad in the …

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Mar 25 2010

Next time, pray to recognize confirmation bias

A viewer wrote to say that he is a former Christian, but became a Jew rather than an atheist because of an experience he had as a teenager. He asked: “Please tell me if the following story should be proof to me that there is a God and what you would think if it happened …

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