Tag Archives: Tony Lobl

Is an assumption of medical superiority entrenched in the media?

One possible answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is that “sometimes it can seem to be!” A case in point is a Sarah Sands column published in the London Evening Standard this week. The article describes artists and others who are willing to see the Tate Modern art gallery lose vital funds […]

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Oh, what a lovely grace note to emerge from such a tragic and brutal war…

One of the things that can get confusing in public debate about Christian Science is the idea often floated that Christian Scientists just ignore evil.  My own experience, in almost three decades of taking an interest in the practice of Christian Science, is that the opposite tendency is an accurate assessment of how these teachings […]

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Newsweek article explores the case that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos

A Newsweek article by Sharon Begley looks at the dubious nature of the claims made for the value of antidepressants, and discusses the moral dilemma of recommending drugs that have virtually no intrinsic value beyond people’s belief in them.  Her article is titled “The Depressing News About Antidepressants” and sub-titled “Studies suggest that the popular […]

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Some evidence of the importance of a religious education…

Apparently a Nazi spy made a bad error of judgment based on a lack of religious education, and was trapped by a more faith-savvy United States infantryman – George O’Connor – on duty in Italy, in World War 2.  The spy was disguised as a Catholic priest, and took out a Bible to prove it, according […]

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Huffington Post article includes a prayer healing…

My colleague in Washington DC, Gary Jones, has had a thoughtful piece published in The Huffington Post called “Spirituality: A Powerful Factor for Health Care Reform“.

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Christian Science response on Barbara Ehrenreich published in the Guardian

The ghost of Barbara Ehrenreich’s mis-portrayal of Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy seems to want to haunt the discussion on health and healing for many moons to come.  This spectre of the inaccurate description of Christian Science and its founder in “Smile or Die” (“Bright-Sided” in the USA) can be seen in the recent […]

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