and claiming that this disease is due to "demonic possession." Think about it. Doesn't this indicate a personal stake? Perhaps justification for not appropriately treating an illness? This is the perspective Christian Scientists take. Healing is accomplished by correct thinking according to Christian Science principles. A change in belief that effects physical symptoms. (SH p. 194:6) http://www.carm.org/christian_science/terms.htm I do not believe the vast majority of Christians agree with this statement. I believe that God has given us medicine and doctors to aid in healing. Of course, prayer certainly works as well. But quick. If you have a heart attack what do you do first, call 911 or try to think restful, peaceful thoughts?