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2.1 Deconversion: Prayer

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Uploaded on Jul 16, 2009

I explain why, for theological reasons, I stopped believing in the validity of intercessory prayer as a Christian.

I also comment on the famous 2006 study on intercessory prayer[1] and present GIIVideo's argument against the validity of the "Yes", "No", and "Wait" heuristic that many theists use to justify the practice of intercessory prayer.

All excerpts used in this video are either copyright-free or covered under "fair use" in Title 17 ยง 107 of the USC.

Music:
"Ave Maria" by The Sixteen
"Jaracanda" from the iLife Sound Effects library

1. "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: a multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer." Benson, Dusek

NYTimes article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/31/hea...

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