McFadden noted, “Those who pray daily are 40% less likely to have high blood pressure,” and cited studies indicating that prayer can help treat depression and anxiety.
We might also ask, Which is more likely: Murray’s doctor erred in telling him he’d never walk again? Or his doctor was correct up until god made him wrong?
Still another question we could ask is, Why would god allow Murray to have his accident in the first place just to heal him after? Hardly seems worth the trouble, especially when Murray, having already been a man of god would surely be aware of the awesome powers of the heavenly father.
And finally, though this is hardly the first time it’s been posited; it’s our duty to inquire why god has never seen fit to heal an amputee. For all the maladies god has allegedly wiped away: cancer, glaucoma, lupus, depression, alcoholism, Ebola, and others, never once in the history of humankind has anyone claimed that god regenerated a lost limb.
Why? Because for religious people, god conveniently practices medicine out of plain view. And unfortunately for us, he never leaves any trace of his brilliant work that could save the lives of millions more if only doctors knew how to replicate it.