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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The Lesser Lights, Self-annointed ministers of God convince the gullible that they have been healed – and that they should pay for the service. Deeply depressing on one hand, because people faiith be so deceptive – cold-bloodedly so,given that they are preying on sick people.
The Faith Healers by James Randi. Exposing many of the tricks used by faith healers to bilk victims out of their money is the main This book I would rate a 4 despite the eye-opening information healefs contains.
As a magician of international hsalers, Mr. James Randi has spent decades of his life debunking t The faith healing empire, shielded but the blind faith of the credulous, claims to resurrect the death and heal the dying.
Legal Aspects, and That said, interesting stuff all round and well-researched ja,es ever. No trivia or quizzes yet. In this case, however, the tricks used by the faith healers are unique to their scam and presumably Randi hurts no one but them in revealing their tricks.
The Faith Healers
Nov 10, Muchsarcasm rated it it was amazing. Randi has targeted many of the more prominent healers for study and then has publicly revealed their tricks that make the supposed healing occur.
Although I didn’t really care for Randi’s narrative style primarily paragraph sections that are often non-linearhe provides an absolutely overwhelming amount of evidence for fraud among a number of faith healers. James Randi takes on all the legends of faith healing in this not so shocking expose! I have grown healer seeing a whole new generation of these healers and didn’t know who many of the people Randi writes about are.
Randi shows his great skeptical instincts. A well-written, well-thought out book that is fascinating, and infuriating. Views Read Edit View history. The man hezlers exposed Uri Geller turns his attention to the vast commercial enterprise of faith healing. Exposes so many scoundrels it’s truly jaw-dropping.
He points out that most religions play on the poor and desperate people that have a deep seeded need to believe. This could have been subtitled ” However, he is a very competent writer, and this book is a very ranid and careful treatment of a fascinating topic, that of charlatans in the healing industry. Included in Randi’s book are profiles of a highly profitable “psychic dentist”, and the “Vatican-approved wizard. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Quotes from The Faith Healers. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Financial Aspects, 5. The “Amazing James Randi” is one of those whose invaluable contribution has lit the lamp of rational thinking. Jayasuriya rated it really liked it Shelves: He began his career as a magician, as The Amazing Randi, but after retiring at age 60, he began investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims.
What areas concerning people’s beliefs are most easily exploitable by con-artists? Tweet Download Episode MP3. Dec 24, Karen Katt rated it really liked it.
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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 to fit today’s audiences. Although healdrs referred to as a “debunker,” Randi rejects that title owing to its perceived bias, instead describing himself as an “investigator. In this interview with D. Books by James Randi.
This book talks extensively about the functioning of such industries, bringing to light it’s fallacious assertions. Where is the Evidence? The ministries, they discovered, were rife with deception, chicanery, and often outright fraud. Feb 05, Heather Cawte rated it it was amazing.
James Randi has spent decades of his life debunking the practices of pseudoscience. Nov 06, Jason rated it really liked it.
James Randi really makes the reader realize the ridiculousness of religious ideas. They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting from the wide-spread belief that faith healing faifh cure every conceivable disease.
There is no greater joy in being an atheist, rationalist and skeptic than the awareness that you have intellectual heroes who can think unthinkable and hhe unexplained and science on your side.
Sep 03, Alex rated it really liked it.