I have found several rather hilarious websites addressing this question. One Christian website tried to claim that yes, God heals amputees because it says in the bible he made the lame to walk and the blind to see. Um…I can be made lame if I twist my ankle. I am “lame” if I step on a nail. I am lame if I’m born with a club-foot. I am lame if I develop blood poisoning in my leg and it starts to turn gangrenous. Being lame implies the affected limb is still there. So I’m sorry, the biblical quote that Jesus made the lame to walk does not suffice as a satisfactory answer here. Has God ever healed an amputee?
Here’s a truly hilarious post I found. I love how this person uses the word magic to describe God’s power. How appropriate this term is when magical thinking is required to believe in such things. Also, I love that this person so blithely gives God the credit (calling it a “bit of magic) for allowing doctors to fork out huge amounts of cash and time to go to medical school and get what is beyond so many of us to get–a license to practice medicine. Apparently God sits up in heaven and determines in his wisdom (this is while he’s busy running the entire universe and/or universes), whether so and so be provided the brain cells to learn enough SCIENCE to help people, or that such and such corporation should be blessed with the raw materials it takes to make artificial limbs.
BTW. artificial limbs do not qualify as healing anymore than putting a bandage on a cut would automatically make the cut healed. Oh, and the comment that people would not be smart enough to heal or think up on their own the idea of replacing a limb with a prosthesis. Interesting. So what are humans intelligent enough to think up on their own? Would toilet paper have ever been invented without God’s help?
Why do atheist claim that God doesn’t heal amputees when the evidence is right in front of them?
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