Monday, April 18, 2005

All part of the Good News

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Two studies released Wednesday are adding to the growing body of research that religion is good for your health.

A study of 68 Alzheimer's disease patients found that going to church and other religious activities slowed cognitive declines, Canadian researchers reported at a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

And University of Chicago researchers reported that African Americans who strongly believe in God were less likely to be depressed than nonbelievers.

U. of C. psychologist John Cacioppo said belief in God appears to help African Americans overcome the alienation they feel as a result of racial discrimination.

Among whites, who are less likely to suffer discrimination, belief in God did not decrease depression.

3 Comments:

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Threefold Cord said...

Matt, do you mind when I link to you? I always give you the credit. I'm just not sure of blogger protocol...I'm such a newbie. Just checking.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Threefold Cord said...

Okay, I'm going to look stupid here...but somebody named Matt left a comment at my site...but anonymously (?) :) If this was you, I am just wanting to make sure that you are not thinking I am advocating escapism. Absolutely not. That might be an easy, initial tendency...but I think we Press On! We fight against culture, against decay, against despairing statistics. I will re-word some things to make that more clear. If that wasn't you....oops! :)

 
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt:
Religion is bad for your health!
Look at what Jesus said and did (with a whip) to the people who were into "religious activities" and going "to church".

How have we drifted from going OUT "in pairs" to going TO "church"?

Here is how: We started giving "titles" to people and hanging "paper works"(Pedi-degrees) over our little "offices", and then telling people to "go to church" of which we were benifiting from them coming because we had "paying positions".

When was the last time someone went to "the church" (The called out)to wash the feet of the servants?

NOT for a "show", for LOVE!

Start with the "called out" who cleans up after everyone is done with the "pot luck" lunch.

Remember, she is the least in "The Church" because she doesn't have any
"paper works of pride" hanging over the sink to remind her who she is.

She knows, "she is a sinner saved by HIS GRACE."

 

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