Skip to comments.Scientologists 'heal' Haiti quake victims using touch
Posted on 01/23/2010 8:25:23 AM PST by GL of Sector 2814
Amid the mass of aid agencies piling in to help Haiti quake victims is a batch of Church of Scientology "volunteer ministers", claiming to use the power of touch to reconnect nervous systems.
Clad in yellow T-shirts emblazoned with the logo of the controversial US-based group, smiling volunteers fan out among the injured lying under makeshift shelters in the courtyard of Port-au-Prince's General Hospital.
A wealthy private donor provided his airplane to fly in 80 volunteers from Los Angeles, along with 50 Haitian-American-doctors, in a gesture worth 400,000 dollars, said a Parisian volunteer who gave her name as Sylvie.
"We're trained as volunteer ministers, we use a process called 'assist' to follow the nervous system to reconnect the main points, to bring back communication," she said.
Some doctors at the hospital are skeptical. One US doctor, who asked not to be named, snorted: "I didn't know touching could heal gangrene."
When asked what the Scientologists are doing here, another doctor said: "I don't know."
Do you care? "Not really," she said, wheeling an unconscious patient out of the operating room to join hundreds of others in the hospital's sunny courtyard.
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Not much difference. Too bad the money couldn't have been spent on something that would actually help the people who are suffering.
That would be Travolta.
Six of one/half a dozen of the other. I'll give Pat Robertson a little credit; as idiotic as his comments were, at least he didn't have the gall to send a bunch of faith "healers" down to Haiti.
They could use the soothing balm of the greenback poultice, as well as some property rights law reform, knowledge of science, engineering and economics. They need a complete makeover.
I believe Travolta lives in Florida. I would bet it is Tom Cruise, who sometimes lives in Hollywood and sometimes make a movie there.
From voodoo to scientology.
From one cult preying on the uneducated to another.
Scientologists have NO “healing power”.
Scientologists are not Christians.
ANY True healing only comes through believers in Christ.
You might as well offer them more VOODOO for all the good it is.
Did you bother to read the article, the part that said: “...along with 50 Hatian-American doctors...” If I was being pulled out of the rubble in Haiti, I wouldn’t mind another 50 doctors on the job, French speaking at that. The donor of the plane was probably John Travolta.
for the knee-jerkers on Free Republic, anyone can visit their website and read source material on their aims and methods. You just instruct your fingers to go click.
“That would be Travolta. “
Yeah, that would make sense.
It’s UGLY exploitation.
Any human being deserves better and the best - Christ.
Travolta has a home on a private airstrip about 2 hours north of me where he keeps several airplanes.
I think he also has a home in CA and probably flew out there to pick up the kool aid drinkers.
Doctors who practice legitimate medicine are the ones are in the business of "true healing", regardless of their religious affiliation.
I was speaking strictly of the Scientologist "healers", but please allow me to clarify: While the article mention 50 doctors, nowhere does it say anything about these doctors performing legitimate medicine in lieu of Scientologist pseudoscience. If they are in fact practicing legitimate medicine than Travolta should be applauded for this portion of his donation.
I do, however, stand by my comment regarding the 80 "volunteer ministers" pretending to magically heal people by touching them. They're making the situation worse, if anything.
“Doctors who practice legitimate medicine are the ones are in the business of “true healing”, regardless of their religious affiliation.”
It is GOD that is in control.
All ANY dcotor can offer is their OPINION.
It is God that has the final and ultimate say on whether a patient is healed or not. Truly, you relly don’t believe that MAN is in control with their FINITE OPINIONS? LOL!
Many times a doctor doesn’t understand the ROOT cause. Take cancer, if man was so brilliant, we’d know what to do and cure everyone. Sometimes chemo and radio therapy works and other times it doesn’t regardless of what stage it is at. A good doctor prays for his patient and there are many that do. Wise up!
Along with setting bones, stitching wounds, transplanting organs, prescribing antibiotics, and other such trivialities...
A good doctor prays for his patient
While I have no objection to a doctor praying for me on his own time (whatever his faith), I would prefer that when treating me he stick to whatever medical science has uaght him thus far. If you want to go to a shaman, witch doctor, or faith healer that is of course your business.
I'm diabetic, mind you. The only reason I can live a normal lifestyle is because of modern medicine, so I'm understandably biased towards medical practices that actually work.