In an older post about fake miracles, I wrote how claims for miracle babies are made possible through the use of Rho(D) Immune Globulin injections.
In this post I will explain how claims about miraculous better vision is made possible through the use of Orthokeratology. The claim often goes like this:
I had bad vision. I prayed to god, now my vision is better.
How it works: There are expensive bedtime therapies using contact lenses which are only worn during sleep. These contact lenses change the shape of the cornea, and can correct for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism etc.
Why do people do it?
- To earn brownie points in the religious community. What more do you need than to show to your community that you are so pious/virtuous that you were capable of winning favors from none less than God himself?!
- To win believers. Using a secret interpretation of 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Christians can justify lying and cheating so as to win believers. It justifies the use of fake miracles and magic tricks if it helps people believe. This secret interpretation is often seen in extremist Christian apologetic groups.