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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. 

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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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