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October 10, 2004

Raymond Lawrence Quoted in Recent NY Times Article

Raymond Lawrence, CPSP General Secretary was quoted in the NY Times article, "Can Prayers Heal? Critics Say Studies Go Past Science's Reach" by BENEDICT CAREY published Oct. 10, 2004.

"There's no way to put God to the test, and that's exactly what you're doing when you design a study to see if God answers your prayers," said the Rev. Raymond J. Lawrence Jr., director of pastoral care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. "This whole exercise cheapens religion, and promotes an infantile theology that God is out there ready to miraculously defy the laws of nature in answer to a prayer". -Raymond J. Lawrence, Jr.

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The NY Times on the Web usually keeps URL links available for only a limited time before they are achieved and require payment to view. -Perry Miller, Editor

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at October 10, 2004 6:28 PM

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