Quote# 53296

(In response to the question, "Christians: a friend of mine is a Christian and claims God answered her friends prayers and healed her cancer. So could you pray for my other friend who is an amputee so that he can get his leg back?")

He heals the sick
not having a leg doesn't make him sick, he just doesn't have a leg.
so stop trying to prove a false point.

confused and dazed, Y!A Religion and Spirituality 43 Comments [11/29/2008 11:13:19 PM]
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The Jamo

Correction. It's your pathetic argument that doesn't have a leg.

11/29/2008 11:16:51 PM


But he HAD a leg.

11/29/2008 11:17:13 PM


Lazurus wasn't sick, he was just dead, and supposedly god healed him.

11/29/2008 11:17:53 PM


It would probably be uncharitable to suggest that confused and dazed should amputate his own leg and see how sick or otherwise this makes him feel.

11/29/2008 11:18:40 PM

Old Viking

I should think he would cure those things that medicine can't cure,

11/29/2008 11:57:24 PM


At least the username's right.

11/29/2008 11:58:06 PM



"WTF do you mean, pray for someone else? What about Me?

11/30/2008 12:11:24 AM

a mind far far away

Wait, haven't we heard some fundies say that god can and will give people their legs back? That there's no such thing as a disabled person, that they just need to trust god to give them their body parts back? Now I'M confused.

11/30/2008 12:16:22 AM


Uh, didn't Jebus himself heal the blind man? A blind man isn't sick; he just can't see.


11/30/2008 12:27:48 AM


And if he lost the leg through sickness?

BTW, nice one, The Jamo.

11/30/2008 1:16:16 AM


"This question has been deleted"


11/30/2008 1:47:41 AM


So, he's not omnipotent, then?

11/30/2008 1:50:50 AM


@Equalist: one of the looser interpretations of the story of Lazarus holds that he'd been disowned by his family (i.e. was "dead to them", an idiom which still exists) and Jesus persuaded them to re-accept him.

11/30/2008 1:57:18 AM


A lot of fundies claim God heals the amputees, but you go and say "NO" so... someone is lying.

So much for "Christians are not liars". And don't try to pull a "No true scotsman" on me.

11/30/2008 1:58:49 AM


He heals the sick. Not having a leg doesn't make him sick, he just doesn't have a leg.

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. The same is true for people who have just been told their biopsy came back positive. I would imagine most people who have cancer pray. Why aren't they all cured? Why are Bible-believing, praying people with prostate cancer, for which there are fairly effective human medical treatments, often cured, while the same people with brain cancer, for which there isn't much treatment, not cured?

11/30/2008 2:11:05 AM


Ever heard of phantom limb pain? Have a limb amputated isn't as simple as "Oh, I don't have a leg anymore." An amputated limb can cause lifelong pain and suffering. Not that you would care in the least since you can't lie about that to manufacture "proof" of your deity du jour.

11/30/2008 2:34:59 AM

Jesus healed blind people, but they weren't sick, they just couldn't see.

Could these retards have any less of a grasp on logic?

11/30/2008 3:52:09 AM

You still wouldn't want to lose a limb though, would you?

11/30/2008 4:18:58 AM


Some day, the amputee friend will show up at confused's house and kick it down, because said amputee will have an awesome CYBORG LEG.

11/30/2008 4:40:44 AM


But he killed a fig tree.

Out of season and all, but think about it..A FUCKING TREE. Not only is that completely stupid, but defeats his purpose for coming to earth.

11/30/2008 5:21:36 AM


It has nothing to do with healing. It has everything to do with prayer answering. According to the Bible, prayers by believers get answered. No matter how impossible they may seem. If God can miraculously shield people who are in car accidents and cure cancer, growing limbs back should be just as easy. Yet, only the first two things have reliable eye-witness accounts. Why is that?

11/30/2008 5:44:06 AM


Actually, I don't find this particularly fundy. Maybe I'm just feeling conciliatory today, but he seems reasonable. He based his argument on 'he heals the sick' which admittedly seems somewhat 'made up' and not directly backed by the bible. But assuming 'he heals the sick' is sound doctrine, he is actually being reasonable and logical when he points out that while having an incomplete set of organs or limbs may be unpleasant in and of itself, it is not what we usually consider 'illness'. As Old Viking points out, it basically limits God to be able to do what medicine does, conveniently enough.

11/30/2008 7:43:44 AM


7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

That's just from one book, I couldn't be bothered to post the whole list, so I'd say you fail at your own religion

11/30/2008 8:28:45 AM


Kid, don't complain if you lose a leg to a landmine.

11/30/2008 9:19:22 AM


And we can't use a valid arguement against you why?

11/30/2008 9:24:58 AM

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