Rachel's Blog (2)

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…

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Added by Rachel on September 26, 2011 at 8:19am — 5 Comments

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…

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Added by Rachel on September 12, 2011 at 9:50am — 2 Comments

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