I'll admit that I have not read this thread, primarily because I find organized religion to be the most wretched of scourges known to man. HOWEVER, I am not above playing a role that I find beneficial to the health, comfort, and well-being of a patient, family member, or friend. I lie about plenty of stuff every day, so why not this? I'll pray, dance, sing, shake, and shout... if I think it will help to alleviate suffering and/or bring about wellness. That is what humanitarianism means to me.