Laying on of Hands?

After ranting about how My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is satanic and about Smurfs drawing pentagrams and possessing a child’s bedroom, Dorothy Spaulding talks about praying to God to cure illnesses. She says that if you are sick or injured, that you should not go to a doctor or take medication, but you should have other Christians lay their hands on you and pray that you will be healed, and you will be instantly healed, even if it still hurts. “We walk by faith, not by science.”

Tell that to the millions of people that die, despite people praying for them. Tell that to the scientists that test the healing ability of prayer who find that the only effect it has is the placebo effect.

Tell that to the mother and father that lived next to me when I was a child. They had two children, a boy and a girl. When I was around 8 years old and they were 3, they both came down with pneumonia. Their parents decided to take their children to church and have the group lay their hands on the children and pray over them instead of getting them medical care. a few months later, both children died within three days of each other. Both parents are now serving prison terms for child abuse and negligent homicide.