James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and. James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others. A VISIT BY James Randi is always interesting and exciting. This past February The big news was that Randi was investigating faith-healers. On February

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How they are taken advantage of, and how organized religions have become one of the biggest businesses in history. I w James Randi is not a great writer; you will not be dazzled by his prose.

In fact, many of the skeptics were theologians. 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?

The faith healing empire, shielded but the blind faith of the credulous, claims to resurrect the death and heal the dying. The book itself, though, is rather boring; Randi goes through each case in excruciating detail, and rarely does he tie them all together into a cohesive narrative. I know that this aspect of research would have been very hard for anyone, and I respect Randi greatly for having the strength to carry on the interviews and research necessary to produce this important book in the face of such overwhelming pain and heartbreak.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. As a magician of international fame, Mr. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Dec 05, L.

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Some of the faith healers investigated are W. At times the book may seem too thorough, as he gives example after example of their chicanery, but as the evidence mounts, his thesis becomes more and more inescapable.

In eighteen chapters Randi explores the origins of faith healing healerz psychic surgeryand critically analyzes the claims made by A. In fact, it’s very sad to read about people even dying after attending a religious service and believing their affliction was healed by one of these “televangelist” types. How blind faith hurts children who do not get the medical attention that they need. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Want to Read saving…. Raandi has devoted his life to reality and skepticism, and to exposing these frauds and fakers and he makes sure, in this book, that we get ALL the details. Read on my Kindle. Open Preview See a Problem? They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting from the wide-spread belief that faith healing can cure every conceivable disease. Oral Roberts and the City of Faith, Stay in Touch Sign up. Don’t Xtians ever read their own bible?

The Faith Healers

He really lets his Crotchety Old Man flag fly in the final chapters, but again he is thorough and clear- and he obviously cares a great deal about his topic, I’d definitely suggest this book to anyone with a healthy skepticism in regards to ‘faith healers. They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting from fwith wide-spread belief that faith healing can cure every conceivable disease. Tbe needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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James Randi is a badass.

The faith healers described in this book deserve the Randi treatment — it’s clear that the contempt he holds for all of them was hralers. I found myself wishing he’d done the research, but found someone else to actually write the book.

Feb 05, Heather Cawte rated it it was amazing.

Stephen as well as his complete corpse, including another complete skeleton! Couldn’t believe Randi managed faifh sneak a Geller reference into a book on faith healing.

This is a wonderful and informative look into the world of faith healers. Return to Book Page. James Randi really makes the reader realize the ridiculousness of religious ideas.

Where is the Evidence? The Financial Aspects, 5. Randi and his team of researchers attended faithh of “miracle services” and often were pronounced “healed” of the nonexistent illnesses they claimed.

To my surprise and delight, Randi also uncharacteristically devotes space to explaining the methods behind the tricks of the faith healers – a practice he avoids in his other debunking books hewlers he feels a responsibility to shield the genuine entertainers and performers of the magic profession.