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Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’

Posted by doctore0 on May 8, 2015

All faith healers are swindlers or insane or combination of that!

A self-described faith healer has filed a lawsuit against atheist video blogger Stephanie Guttormson after she posted a video debunking his claim that he was a medical professional.

Guttormson, who is Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, posted a video to YouTube last December explaining why she was skeptical that Adam Miller’s 1977 near death experience (NDE) gave him special abilities to heal people.

“Let’s start by pointing out that the germ theory of disease accounts for how illnesses affect us,” Guttormson pointed out. “He makes this claim that these experiences in your lives and traumas create dark cellular structure — whatever that is — and that by invoking this magic spirit, it will come down and break up this — quote, unquote — dark cellular structure.”

“Sometimes we want the answers so badly and want to help so badly that we’ll believe just about anything,” she added in a subsequent video. “Usually out of fear and hopelessness and desperation.”

“Adam Miller is a charlatan, he’s a swindler, he’s a snake oil salesman. You risk your lives delaying or forgoing proper medical treatment by going to him for help. And more importantly, for believing his unsubstantiated claims.”
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One Response to “Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’”

  1. Penn Jillette, the famous magician and skeptic, has joined with the well known atheist broadcasters Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews in promoting the skeptic video blogger’s case and in contributing to her defence fund.

    Penn Jillette did a podcast about the case
    http://tunein.com/radio/Penns-Sunday-School-p392745/

    They and Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers (Biologist and activist) SL Singh (physicist famous at least in England) and other lesser known commentators have tweeted about this to well over three and a half million followers on twitter.

    Details at:
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150506/17572230908/faith-healer-adam-miller-sues-over-critical-youtube-video-guaranteeing-it-tons-attention.shtml

    The defence fund can be seen at http://www.gofundme.com/srglegalfund

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