In this video, James Randi explains the fraudulent practice known as homeopathy:
The basic idea behind homeopathy is that you can take a very dilute mixture of a poison and use it to heal. How dilute? Like one part in a trillion billion, or less. The video goes into detail about how ridiculous this claim is.
Here is an analogy. Imagine taking a bucket of water, and putting one molecule of a poison in that water, and then giving a teaspoon of water from the bucket to a patient. According to the principles of homeopathy, that teaspoon of water would have a healing effect. You can see, if you are rational, that the teaspoon of water would contain nothing but water, or possibly nothing but water and a single molecule. According to homeopathy, that teaspoon of water would provide a beneficial effect. But every rational person knows that this claim is fraudulent.
If you were to confront a homeopath and claim that he is a fraud, what would he say? He would probably use a defense like this: “You can’t prove a negative. Just because science can’t explain why homeopathy works, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work.”
To any rational person standing outside the bubble of delusion known as homeopathy, that is a ridiculous defense. All that we have to do is perform a series of double-blind tests comparing the effects of a homeopathic solution with plain water. We will find that homeopathic solutions are identical to water in their effects. In that way, homeopathy can be completely debunked. Any rational person would agree with this approach.
Where else have we heard that “you can’t prove a negative” defense? Yes, with Christianity! This is how Christians explain “the power of prayer”. It is also how they explain God’s existence. A typical Christian statement: “Just because there is no evidence for God, that does not mean that he doesn’t exist! You can’t prove a negative!”
Of course you can prove that God is imaginary. You take the Bible, which, supposedly, is the God-produced book and the only source of knowledge about God and Christ. You read the book looking for claims made by God/Jesus. You note all the claims that Jesus makes about prayer, as summarized on this page. Then you test to see if prayer works as described in the Bible. Of course it does not.
Faced with reality, a true Christian will ignore the scientific evidence. He/she will branch out into a thousand rationalizations to explain why God won’t heal amputees, and why all other prayers show no effects.
It is obvious to any rational person that “god” and “prayer” are just as imaginary as homeopathy.
Here is something else to try. Watch the video. In the video, Randi talks about the four principles of homeopathy. By the end of the video you are laughing out loud at the silliness of homeopathy. Now, with that laughing-out-loud mindset, look at this page and its four principles that “explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ”:
You will find that page to have the same laughing-out-loud sort of effect.
If you are a Christian and you would like to break your addiction to an imaginary God, this web site will help: