Now I’m a believer

Dalrymple’s latest BMJ column:

When I was a student I attended a public faith healing meeting. I went as a joke, but what I saw angered me. The American evangelist—to my eyes obviously a crook—told the hopeless cases assembled there that if they believed deeply and sincerely enough they would be cured. They weren’t, and therefore it was their own fault. I found it cruel, repellent, and grossly exploitative.

I grew less ill disposed to faith healing when I attended the annual ceremony of the Black Christ of Esquipulas in Guatemala many years later…
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2 thoughts on “Now I’m a believer

  1. Peter

    A medical university library or a library at a teaching hospital which has internet access might prove a good alternative to paying.


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