Re: [asa] God disproven by science?

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Tue Apr 21 2009 - 19:06:40 EDT

I have read a few reports that miracles of healing are happening in
Africa. One report explained this by saying (1) that the village
Christians had no access to doctors and (2) that they believed that God
would heal. One report had visiting white clergy not invited because they
did not believe. Unfortunately, I cannot vouch for the absolute truth of
these reports.
Dave (ASA)

On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:43:10 -0700 "Dehler, Bernie"
<> writes:
Sure Louise, I’d like to see your notes and powerpoint. (I love
powerpoint slides… nice outlines and to the point.)
Here’s another twist.
This claim was made at the last ASA conference by a speaker- and I
frequently hear other Christians make it:
“If we had the faith of those in less developed countries, we’d see the
miracles that they do.”
Apparently, we don’t see so many miracles in the USA because of our lack
of faith. If this is all true, and there were more miracles, that could
be scientifically studied. Thoughts on that? Is this a crazy
theological claim: “Less developed countries see more miracles because of
their greater faith.” ?
Louise said:
“Or, as one of the students put it last spring, "if I were God and people
were doing a prayer study with me, I'd just mess with them!" “
Is that like the devil planting dinosaur bones just to confuse us? ;-)
By the way, the argument boils down to “Prayer changes things.” When it
comes to healing, is it true or not? If it is true, why isn’t it
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