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Former Atheist Becomes "Regular Worshipper" After Researching Scientific Proof of Healing Prayer

Teresa Neumann : Apr 11, 2012 : Staff - Newsmax

"The proof of the power of prayer is overwhelming. What I discovered astonished me. Over the past 30 years a growing, and largely unnoticed, body of scientific work shows religious belief is medically, socially, and psychologically beneficial. Atheists can sneer at faith all they like, but they can't assume science is on their side." -Tom Knox

Newsmax reports that an "exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies" supports Dr. Harold G. Koenig's belief that people who are "more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health."

Healing PrayerKoenig, director of Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, was quoted as saying a study last year showed prayer had a remarkable effect on patients with hearing and visual deficiencies.

Said Koenig: "The benefits of devout religious practice, particularly involvement in a faith community and religious commitment, are that people cope better. In general, they cope with stress better, they experience greater well-being because they have more hope, they're more optimistic, they experience less depression, less anxiety, and they commit suicide less often. They have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and probably better cardiovascular functioning."

Researcher Tom Knox, a one-time atheist who became a "regular worshipper" after doing in-depth study of the medical benefits of faith, notes: "The proof of the power of prayer is overwhelming. What I discovered astonished me. Over the past 30 years a growing, and largely unnoticed, body of scientific work shows religious belief is medically, socially, and psychologically beneficial."

Concludes Knox: "Atheists can sneer at faith all they like, but they can't assume science is on their side."

Click on the link provided to read numerous examples of studies supporting the science behind healing prayer.







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