Prayer turns a brain tumor into a worm

November 20, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More

Can prayer turn a brain tumor into a living worm?  That’s what this news reporter seems to be claiming in the middle of her report.

The real message is still an interesting one:  be careful with washing hands and eating pork, or you could end up with a big worm in your brain.   Surprisingly, the surgeon mentions that he’s already removed five of them.


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Category: Food, Health, Media, Whimsy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Karl says:

    How in the world did Moses know that pork as well as some other kinds of meats were not the healthiest things to be eating?

    [Admin note: The remainder of this comment, which had to do with homosexuality and other irrelevant topics, has been edited out].

  2. Just as a guess, Karl, through observation. Just like other cultures learn what foods to eat or not eat.

  3. Andy Wahl says:

    The transition from tumor to worm, as a result of prayer (from the video: "… the power of prayer; it worked")? Actually, I think this "miracle" is called misdiagnosis. I wonder if this medical mistake had anything to do with the family having canceled their health insurance three weeks prior … are there two standards of care?

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    Andy: I agree with your diagnosis of misdiagnosis, especially given that there's not a lick of evidence that prayer heals.

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