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'John of God' offers psychic healing

Posted on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 | Comment icon 33 comments | News tip by: jugoso


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Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is just one of those who have sought his services.

Joao de Deus claims to be both a medium and a psychic surgeon, operating using only his hands and communicates with spirits in his efforts to treat otherwise incurable ailments. Despite doubts about his abilities there can be no denying the number of people he has seen who claim to have been cured thanks to his gifts. "Since the age of eight, God has given me this energy," he says. "I don't heal. God heals." Over 1000 people flock to see Joao several days a week, many of which having travelled from other countries to get there.

But does "John of God" really have the power to heal the sick or could it be that the true power he wields is that to make others believe they have been healed ?

"Every week using mainly his hands but also armed with scissors, a knife and scalpel, Joao Teixeira de Faria, a self-styled Brazilian medium and "psychic surgeon", treats thousands of sick people who claim to be cured."

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Comment icon #24 Posted by Toadie on 12 May, 2012, 6:40
Well I find it interesting. Are you one of those people who refuse to look outside the box?
Comment icon #25 Posted by dside on 12 May, 2012, 6:41
Well I find it interesting Look at him... loook at him. He is laughing... maniacally.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Toadie on 12 May, 2012, 6:43
What is your problem with him making money from the books? Do you read any books besides the Bible?
Comment icon #27 Posted by dside on 12 May, 2012, 6:55
What is your problem with him making money from the books? Do you read any books besides the Bible? Of course I have, I became a Christian in the 90s. Before that I was a 2nd generation heathen.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Toadie on 12 May, 2012, 7:00
What is the best book you have read?
Comment icon #29 Posted by dside on 12 May, 2012, 7:08
What is the best book you have read? That is too tough. It all about what mood I am in and what genre I prefer at the moment. Used to read horror and sci-fiction exclusively as a teen with a smattering of fantasy. Then I moved on to more literary works and non-fiction. I do love 1984 and at one time was my favorite book because I believe it was quite prescient to the snooping government we suffer today. I dont have an exclusive favorite really.
Comment icon #30 Posted by seishin on 16 May, 2012, 23:49
This pretty much speaks for itself
Comment icon #31 Posted by meankitty on 1 October, 2012, 23:48
Of course I have, I became a Christian in the 90s. Before that I was a 2nd generation heathen. You have, but do you still? Thank you.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Yamato on 4 October, 2012, 11:00
Science and faith aren't mutually exclusive. Exercise and weight loss cures diabetes, it also takes faith that what you're doing will work so you don't give up. Is it guaranteed? No, but neither is everlasting life. Is it fear of diabetes (or heart disease, cancer, etc) that motivates us to change our lifestyles and save ourselves? Quite possibly. Or it might be a fear of being unattractive. Fear is probably the most powerful motivator there is. Faith in God, even for reasons of self-preservation, isn't fear so much as it's fear replaced by faith. If we remove fear as a motive, or if we discou... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by Idano on 4 October, 2012, 11:10
I do not think it's got anything to do with the "less educated" as you put it. When people are sick and dying, they become desperate and will try just about anything to become better again. Nothing to do with being a simpleton or being poor, it's called DESPERATION, remember that word when YOU end up in same place as they are. IMO it's a bit of both. If you have good health insurance you go to Mayo, if your poor and uneducated you go to your local witch doctor.


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