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Prayers for Miracles

In 2003 Jeannette Cooperman published an article in the National Catholic Reporter entitled, “Replacing Prayer with Pills.” In it she illustrates a scene in a local community center where people of various ages can be seen treating “their medicine and herbs the way pagans treat fire” (14). In developed countries around the world people sink themselves into poverty and submit themselves to increasing taxes to maintain an ever increasing dependence on pills and other medications. With all this blind dependence it is no wonder that some religious organizations consider the taking of medication contrary to God’s teachings.

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