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Nerdlass commented on Rachel's blog post adolescent well-being & belief in God
"Well, that didn't stop my oldest brother... Mind you, he managed not to eff up his life in the process of being a rebellious teen. However, he did make it so that my older brother and myself were sure not to drive our parents any crazier. We…"
Sep 26, 2011
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annet commented on Rachel's blog post adolescent well-being & belief in God
"here is a good article on this subject:  http://thehumanist.org/humanist/MaryGarden.html  "
Sep 26, 2011
Squirrel commented on Rachel's blog post adolescent well-being & belief in God
"Belief in God may or not be beneficial, but it would be difficult to prove it either way. I think other factors are much more important. Being part of a community (could be a church, or an atheist organization, or something else) and being…"
Sep 26, 2011
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adolescent well-being & belief in God

I'm doing a lot of policy writing on youth and I keep coming across statements about the benefits of belief in God for teens. These statements claim that belief helps keep them out of trouble, makes them more resilient, etc. I suspect this is not true - that belief in the supernatural makes people less resilient because they depend on a source of power outside of themselves. Attachment theory tells us that youth are more resilient when they have strong relationships involving mutual exchange of…See More
Sep 26, 2011
Kris King commented on Rachel's blog post Unlikely newpaper heading: God refuses to save abducted child
"Scale it up ... "Man escapes death on 9/11 thanks to a miracle.  Similar miracles not performed for 3,000 others - God unavailable for comment""
Sep 19, 2011
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"What really matters is that the kid was saved after all,but it wasn't god :/"
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Unlikely newpaper heading: God refuses to save abducted child

In Canada, this morning's leading national newspaper had an article on the return of a child that had been abducted (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-boy-safe-in-miracle-return-suspected-abductor-at-large/article2161442/). The return is dubbed miraculous. "For four days, Kienan Hebert’s parents prayed for a miracle…See More
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adolescent well-being & belief in God

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 8:19am 5 Comments

I'm doing a lot of policy writing on youth and I keep coming across statements about the benefits of belief in God for teens. These statements claim that belief helps keep them out of trouble, makes them more resilient, etc.

 

I suspect this is not true - that belief in the supernatural makes people less resilient because they depend on a source of power outside of themselves. Attachment theory tells us that youth are more resilient when they have strong relationships involving…

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Unlikely newpaper heading: God refuses to save abducted child

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 9:50am 2 Comments

In Canada, this morning's leading national newspaper had an article on the return of a child that had been abducted (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-boy-safe-in-miracle-return-suspected-abductor-at-large/article2161442/).

 

The return is dubbed miraculous. "For four days, Kienan Hebert’s parents…

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At 8:36am on September 12, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...
At 6:08pm on September 10, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Rachel. How right you are!

Welcome to this haven of truth, peace, and freedom for freethinking---far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2980 members.

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At 3:22pm on September 10, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Rachel! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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