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Religious belief makes you happier and healthier, but we wouldn't recommend religion?

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According to this article research shows that religious faith makes people healthier and happier http://theconversation.edu.au/does-religious-faith-make-people-healthier-and-happier-1491, but the researchers wouldn't recommend it as a way of increasing healthiness.

"The findings of this study donít suggest that religion should be adopted as a tool for promoting health (as has been the case with exercise and a nutritious diet). Rather, they highlight the importance of ensuring all Australians have the opportunity to practice their faith, without discrimination, and that people arenít excluded from society because of their religious beliefs. The findings also suggest that religious beliefs and practices may need to be better accommodated in schools and workplaces."

The differentiation between religious belief and exercise and diet staggers me. Why do the researchers stray into this area at all? And if religious belief does these good things, why the reticence in recommending practice of religion?

Their findings do appear to be one in the eye for militant atheists like Richard Dawkins. Discrimination against people because of their religious belief would appear to be a way of lowering general well-being.
Posted by GrahamY, Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:33:17 PM
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faith...in anything..
is easier..than actually 'doing it'

of course simply having faith
makes us happier..than turning the other cheek

religeos creed...thats based on the new testimeant
[love god by loving neighbour]...is a simple concept
till it comes the time to love/forgive help thy neighbour

its the conceptualuised theory..thats easy
its the practice...workd/deed...doing..
of the theory..thats hard work

if only people loved doing the usefull work
not just ignoring..the practice of the theory
but its all just too hard...

so yes
i love you unconditionally...but*
Posted by one under god, Friday, 30 December 2011 6:53:28 AM
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There are many studies that show that anti-psychotic drugs also appear to be beneficial to people with mental illness.

Would you recommend them to everybody?
Posted by Bugsy, Friday, 30 December 2011 9:25:07 AM
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Interesting question, Graham. But then as a kid I remember believing
in Santa and that made me very happy indeed, so should I recommend it?

My problem with religion is that as a kid, it was taught to me not
as a belief, but the claim was that it was a fact. That is how
the world was, according to adults. I was clearly duped.
Posted by Yabby, Friday, 30 December 2011 9:29:04 AM
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im happy/happier
to post this..here..[due to post limits..here]
http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?article=13053&page=0

its about belief/diss-belief..[relief]

paul...begin reading john..13;31
especially 13;34

jesus knew..his time was up
[judas missed..this specific sequence]
but that dont excuse..that we do to judas..till this day

but for judas..none could say
jesus died 'for us'

jesus talks about crossing-over[dying]
take the words of 13;34 to heart
[they have all done..what peter did..[38/39]]

but...""1 Let not..your heart be troubled:
ye believe..*in God,...now..believe also..*in me.""

the good/god
within each..and every-one..of us..!

""In my Fatherís..house are many mansions:
if it were not so,..I would have told you..

I go to prepare..a place for you.""

but then..he had to keep building
as ever more..new rooms/sects..were needing to be built
as his sect..became church..became lots of other churche's

all made from wood..[carpentry]
plus sticks and stones..from his followers

""And if I go..and..prepare a place for you,
I will acome again,""

but heck mate
i been flat out like a lizard drinking
building on all them sect's..extra rooms

""and receive..*you..unto myself;""

not telling you
to drink my blood

you into me...

""that where I am,..
there ye..may be..also.""

just as i
and theee..go into god..[good]..

so thomas..jumps in
changing topics

""how can we..know the way?""

in you

""6..Jesus saith unto him,
I am..the away,...[cause god..is in me!

if im in you...then for you..im the way
NOT THE DESTINATION..!

i lived for you..my truth
the good..of gods/truth

""the truth,..and the life:..""
with truth revealed..in the life lived

""no man cometh..unto the Father,..but by me.""

but..by my egsample's...works
of what i did...once i revealed
the good [god]..within me to you..

""If ye..had known me,
ye should have known..my Father also:

and from henceforth
ye know him,..and have seen him."""

or rather seen his GOOD works]

as he..was reflected...in me
and me in thee

8..Philip saith unto him,..Lord,
shew us the Father,..and it sufficeth us.

9..Jesus saith unto him,..Have I been
so long time..with you,..and yet hast thou not known me,""

thus how long..[eternity]..would it take
to know..the eternal/internal/external good..[god]

""he..that hath seen....""ME
hath seen..the Father;..>>WE

and how sayest thou then,..
Shew us..the Father?

lol
continues at other link?
Posted by one under god, Friday, 30 December 2011 9:56:43 AM
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oops forgot the link
http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?article=13053&page=0

anyhow it continues

10 Believest thou not..!
that I am...*in*..the Father,...
*and the Father*..*in me?"""

just as he..*is
in ALL OF YOU

emmanuel[god with IN us all]

""the words..that I speak..unto you
I speak not..of myself:""[{jesus]...emmanuel

""but the Father""..['s many messangers messages]..
that dwelleth..in me,...[and thee..

in-deed all of we
united into..the one good calling himself me...

thats what i am is
in
ME
......
WE

...""*he
doeth..the works.""!

11 Believe me..that I am..*in the Father,
and the Father*in me:..or else believe me..*for the very worksí sake.

12 Verily, verily,..I say unto you,
He that believeth..*on me,..

the works
that..I do
shall..he do..also;
and greater works..than these
shall he [ye]..do;..

that
the Father..may
be glorified...*in the Son"".

14..If ye shall ask..any-thing
in my *name,..I will do it."""

not the fathers..!

""ye see me:
because I live,
ye shall live also.""

no judgment/reserction 'day'

""20..At that day ye shall know
that I am..in my Father,..and ye in me,..and I in you.

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/14?lang=eng

the comforter
Posted by one under god, Friday, 30 December 2011 10:00:04 AM
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