Religious People Live Longer

Ohio State University scientists have examined two samples of more than 1600 obituaries looking for religion, marital status and social activities. They found religious people lived an average of 5.64 years longer than nonbelievers. When controlled for gender and marital status the advantage was 3.82 years. Religious values, prayer and mediation, and volunteerism may all help…

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Christians and Their Health–Why Be Healthy?

Why be healthy? It seems like an obvious answer – to live longer, happier lives. But those who are planning to live forever in heaven sometimes wonder – why be concerned now? What's the point of stressing about health here on earth, before the “forever” starts? Won’t our bodies be changed “in a twinkling” into…

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Magnets, Morality and the Human Soul

The National Academy of Sciences recently reported that you can impair someone's ability to make moral judgments by applying a powerful magnetic field through the skull to the right temporo-parietial junction (TPJ) of the brain. This research confirms that moral capacity functions in the brain, and makes us ask: Is there such a thing as…

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