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The Faith Healers James Randi, The Celebrated Magician, Has Written A Damning Indictment Of The Faith Healing Practices Of The Leading Televangelists And Others Who Claim Divine Healing Powers Randi And His Team Of Researchers Attended Scores Of Miracle Services And Often Were Pronounced Healed Of The Nonexistent Illnesses They Claimed They Viewed First Hand The Tragedies Resulting From The Wide Spread Belief That Faith Healing Can Cure Every Conceivable Disease The Ministries, They Discovered, Were Rife With Deception, Chicanery, And Often Outright Fraud.Self Annointed Ministers Of God Convince The Gullible That They Have Been Healed And That They Should Pay For The Service The Faith Healers Examines In Depth The Reasons For Belief In Faith Healing And The Catastrophic Results For The Victims Of These Hoaxes Included In Randi S Book Are Profiles Of A Highly Profitable Psychic Dentist , And The Vatican Approved Wizard.


10 thoughts on “The Faith Healers

  1. says:

    If I were to offer up a prayer of my own, I would ask a deity to grant my species the ability to adopt a dignified, responsible, and caring exuberance toward living, rather than a quavering, dependent vigil awaiting death To recognize that nature has neither a preference for our species nor a bias against it takes only a little courage I believe that we have evolved to the point where we no longer need gurus to supply us with magical formulas for our lives We must learn to ignore silly notiIf I were to offer up a prayer of my own, I would ask a deity to grant my species the ability to adopt a dignified, responsible, and caring exuberance toward living, rather than a quavering, dependent vigil awaiting death To recognize that nature has neither a preference...


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    The Faith Healers by James Randi Mr James Randi the renowned magician uncovers the fraud behind faith healers and is not too shy to expose them in his classic work This 318 page book was originally released in 1989 and is composed of the following eighteen chapters 1 The Origins of Faith Healing, 2 Faith Healing in Modern Times, 3 The Church View, 4 The Financial Aspects, 5 The Mail Operations of Faith Healers, 6 A.A Allen and Miracle Valley, 7 Leroy Jenkins and the 100,000 Challen The Faith Healers by James Randi Mr James Randi the renowned magician uncovers the fraud behind faith healers...


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    The faith healing empire, shielded but the blind faith of the credulous, claims to resurrect the death and heal the dying Dubious accounts of shrinking tumors and regaining of sight by the holy touch of a faith healer s appendage have threatened to render centuries of medical research useless It is baffling that the vulnerable, knee deep in debt, do not ask why their stone deaf and stone blind friend in the sky would want a million dollars James Randi has spent decades of his life debunking t The faith healing empire,...


  4. says:

    James Randi is a badass Nuff said


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    What areas concerning people s beliefs are most easily exploitable by con artists Without a doubt it would have to be religious beliefs Faith Healers tackles this subject and uses investigations carried out by James Randi of many so called faith healers as its material Some of the faith healers investigated are W.V Grant, A.A Allen, Peter Popoff, Oral Roberts and even Pat Robertson Randi starts with a little background into the phenomenon of supernatural beliefs in humans and its origins b What areas concerning people s beliefs are most easily exploitable by con artists Without a doubt it would have to be religious beliefs Faith Healers tackles this subject and uses investigations carried out by James Randi of many so called faith healers as its material Some of the faith healers investigated are W.V Grant, A.A Allen, Peter Popoff, Oral Roberts and even Pat Robertson Randi starts with a little background into the phenomenon of supernatural beliefs in humans and its origins before the advent of science Ironically enough, even with the scientific progress we ve made many laypeople still denounce it as either an object of Satan or incapable of bringing the blessings of faith Throughout this book Randi issues a challenge to the faith healers to produce evidence for their so called healings a...


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    This is a wonderful and informative look into the world of faith healers Who can forget how James Randi and his team destroyed Peter Popoff s ministry when with hours of secretly recorded audio tapes he exposed his word of knowledge to be not the Voice of God, but the voice of his wife who was sending information about the people being healed that she had gathered earlier while mulling through the crowd to a hidden radio receiver in Popoff s ear Well, the faithful, that s who can forget This is a wonderful and inform...


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    The Faith Healers by James Randi Prometheus Books 1989 615.852 The magician James Randi has made it his mission to expose fraud in the world of religion and faith healing when a preacher healer claims that a god has empowered him or her to heal the sick at large healing services during which miracles of healing may occur e.g., the blind may see, the lame may walk, etc Randi has targeted many of theprominent healers for study and then has publicly revealed their tricks that m The Faith Healers by James Randi Prometheus Books 1989 615.852 The mag...


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    This is a very good book and quite revealing about these faith healers The only thing that prevents a five star rating from me is the fact that it is now pretty dated I have grown up seeing a whole new generation of these healers and didn t know who many of the people Randi writes about are His exposure of their tactics is generally timeless but I would love to see him do an update of this book to respond to new tactics these healers have developed or how they are twisting their old tactics t This is a very good book and quite revealing about these faith healers The only thing that prevents a five star rating from me is the fact that it is now pretty dated I have grown up seeing a whole new generation of these healers and didn t know who many of the people Randi writes about are His exposure of their tactics is generally timeless but I would love to s...


  9. says:

    James Randi is not a great writer you will not be dazzled by his prose However, he is a very competent writer, and this book is a very thorough and careful treatment of a fascinating topic, that of charlatans in the healing industry At times the book may seem too thorough, as he gives example after example of their chicanery, but as the evidence mounts, his thesis becomesandinescapable I read the book as research for a novel I am currently writing, but I found it fascinating I w James Randi is not a great writer you will not be dazzled by his prose However, he is a very competent writer, and this book is a very thorough and careful treatment of a fascinating topic, that of...


  10. says:

    The faith healers described in this book deserve the Randi treatment it s clear that the contempt he holds for all of them was well earned Does tend to get a little redundant after a few hundred pages, but the sections on investigation are fascinating.


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