Talk:Why Won't God Heal Amputees

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The Catholic answer[edit]

According to a well known Catholic legend, the unmercenary patron saints of physicians, Cosmas and Damian, attached the legs of a deceased Ethiopian onto the ulcerated or cancerous leg wounds of a patient. [1] [2]

You mean there's an example to put in the "Does God answer prayers?" section? Or maybe another section called "The Catholic answer"? As in, "why yes, he allegedly does answer prayers"? But surely Mikal knows better than everyone else and your edit is completely irrelevant. Nutty Roux (talk) 05:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Cal;ling "a saint once healed a guy" the catholic answer to this problem is a bit of a stretch, which is my objection to it being in here. --Miekal 05:07, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
You sure like telling everyone how it is, while you sit back and do nothing of any value to anyone. Anyway, his edit directly answers the question. I'm sorry you think that's a stretch. Exiled there are a dozen or more allegedly documented catholic claims of god healing amputees. I only care about this because I thought the question was so stupid that religionists would surely have an answer, ever it was even dumber, so I looked it up. Nutty Roux (talk) 05:17, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
I would be interested in reading what you've found Former editor, as would others. I'm curious whether it's been a steady decline in claims of healing amputees, or at what point in history did these claims become significantly less common, (Crusades, Reformation, Industrial Revolution?) I also wonder whether Protestantism, Judaism and Islam have similar legends. I would have mentioned the regenerating king Dhritarashtra from the Mahabarata, but the article is specifically asking about the biblical God, otherwise there's a lot of mythological figures who can heal dismemberment, like Medea or Isis.

Interesting article on group think by the way, the part on Kimmel would be a good reference to add to the Pearl Harbor conspiracy article. Exiled Encyclopedist (talk) 00:59, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

What about the Miracle of Calanda?— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs


  1. See the Wikipedia article on Cosmas and Damian.
  2. Jacobus de Voragine (1275). The GOLDEN LEGEND or LIVES of the SAINTS.