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I am not lying or exaggerating to you when I tell you what I have already said on here before.

I HAVE eye-witnessed a "near amputee" style healing from no more than about 2 feet away. I watched the leg GROW OUT by several inches through prayer in the name of Jesus, with no possibility of a hoax, in a small gathering, I'd say sometime around 1993. This leg had been injured decades earlier in an automobile crash, and he had a noticeable, obvious limp with the injured leg being several inches shorter than the healthy, due to the bone and tissue damage.

Quantum_Conundrum, Physforum 71 Comments [2/20/2010 3:22:31 PM]
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Tyler

Pics or it didn't happen. If not, then you're lying for Jesus. And lying for Jesus is still lying....and bearing false witness is a sin to you guys.

2/20/2010 3:23:58 PM



Yeah, no.

2/20/2010 3:29:46 PM

Dr. Quasius

I watched the leg GROW OUT by several inches

My penis does the same thing. Amazing!

I'd say sometime around 1993

Really? That's what you would say? I know that if I saw something like that I would remember when it happened right down to the second.

2/20/2010 3:42:08 PM

FraggedMind

False testimony is false.

Pics/Videos or GTFO

2/20/2010 3:44:57 PM



Pardon my ignorance, but what constitutes near-amputation?

2/20/2010 3:46:47 PM

MK

Riiiiiiiiight. And in 1993 I witnessed aliens abduct Opus the Penguin despite the valiant efforts of the flying pink unicorns to stop them.

2/20/2010 3:48:20 PM

Orestes

It astounds me that we get this anecdotal evidence by the millions, year after year, of truly incredible events.

And yet there is never, not once, a person who has a camera, or video recorder.

At this point, every goddamn cell phone in existence has a recording function, so there's really no excuse. Fantastic claims require fantastic evidence, champ.

2/20/2010 3:48:58 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Aaand the treating physicians were Elvis, the Mothman and Xenu himself. Why oh why won't anyone believe you?

2/20/2010 3:49:55 PM

C_V


Rube. PT Barnum would have loved you.

This Way To The Egress.

2/20/2010 3:58:48 PM

campbunny

One leg was allegedly a little shorter than the other and it appeared to grow to be slightly less short, in a room full of praying Pentecostals worked up into a suggestible, emotional frenzy? Somehow I can believe that this actually happened.

2/20/2010 3:59:19 PM



What you describe could easily have been a hoax. It's well documented that pastors fake "healings" in those kinds of meetings all the time.

If not, you were either deluded by your own religious fervor into seeing what you wanted to see, or you're lying.

2/20/2010 4:07:55 PM

aaa

Pics or never happened. We demand hard evidence.

2/20/2010 4:11:16 PM

Sandwich Board

So both legs were measured before and after the healing?

I've just sat here and achieved the same leg-stretching effect a couple of times. Holding one leg out straight in front of me I slouch in my seat (having someone pull on the leg would do just as well). The seat of my trousers, caught between my buttocks and the chair seat, stays put and hence the trouser leg doesn't shift either. But my own leg slides forward - and pokes more and more out of the cuff.

2/20/2010 4:17:37 PM

John

You can shorten or lengthen your leg by 2 or 3 inches just by tilting your hips. Try it. Stand on the floor and lift one foot without bending your knee. It's easy. All they have to do is have some shill limp up and then maneuver his legs while surreptitiously swinging the legs to one side and the leg will appear to grow. It's a well-known scam. There's even a video demonstrating the trick of it on the Internet somewhere.

2/20/2010 4:20:02 PM

oop

Wow! I need to find this healer! My middle leg doesn't even touch the ground anymore.

2/20/2010 4:25:34 PM



My grandmother had one leg an inch shorter than the other, due to a not very competent surgeon who performed her hip replacement. She read the Bible every night...read it all the way through several times, as a matter of fact. And she prayed every single day. And she wore a built-up shoe until the day she died because her leg never got any longer. So...???

2/20/2010 4:25:51 PM

Zeus Almighty

Lying for the lord,
Lying for the lord.
We shall come rejoicing,
Lying for the lord.

2/20/2010 4:32:29 PM

David B.

So you saw someone straighten their leg and stop limping after being prayed over? Yup, you got me, there's no possible way to fake that.

Similarly Hugh Laurie regularly has an operation to cripple his left knee just so he can continue his role as House, MD.

2/20/2010 4:47:22 PM

caustic gnostic

"near amputee"...

Undergraduate amputee? Apprentice amputee?

2/20/2010 4:49:21 PM

atrasicarius

Pics or it didnt happen.

2/20/2010 4:49:27 PM

DevilsChaplain


2/20/2010 4:56:50 PM

Old Viking

A limb two inches shorter than its companion does not an amputation make.

2/20/2010 5:00:15 PM

Table Rock

Nope. And I'm sorry to spoil this one for you too:

The magician doesn't really saw the woman in half.

2/20/2010 5:30:01 PM

Mortician

Typically when a person begins a story with "I am not lying or exaggerating," the chances are pretty good that they are. Really it's no different than the people who say "I'm not racist, but..." right before they go into a racist rant.

2/20/2010 5:41:10 PM

Berny

I call bullshit. Eyewitnesses, especially at spiritual events, are the most unreliable of evidence. You were hoodwinked.
I want to see X-rays of the leg following the injury, after surgical repairs performed by the doctors, and after this supposed miracle. A testimony by his surgeon couldn't hurt either.

2/20/2010 6:03:13 PM
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