Meanwhile it has also emerged that one Christian GP sent an elderly woman in Knutsford to heaven after inducing a second stroke in a bid to turn the other cheek to the first one.
Carlisle taxi driver Roy Hobbs said: "In my line of work I'm easy meat for hemorrhoids but my GP just sent me away with that verse from Corinthians about love being patient and kind.
"I came back a week later and told him that love was not really doing it for my backside, but he just told me to forgive my arsenuts for they knew not what they did. Then he smiled serenely through his beard and asked me to join him in a rousing chorus of Lord of the Dance.
"I can't sit down."
The London University survey found that 12% of doctors described themselves as 'religious' even after comparing the story of Lazarus with the large body of medical literature on the subject of being dead.
Those 12% were found to be 60% more likely to refuse palliative care for the terminally ill in extreme pain, preferring to tell their patients not to worry as they would soon be in the loving arms of Archangel Brian.
Julian Cook, a abdominal surgeon from Peterborough, said: "I like to get in there, have a poke about, see what Revelation has to say about gall bladders and then let Jesus close for me.
"I was so sure that someone would have stopped me by now. Good old Jesus."