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Religion Brings Greater Happiness

13 December, 2003 10:32 AM

Just found this interesting article on Religion and Happiness. Here are some extracts

'If pursuit of happiness is really your goal, forget all that. Only spirituality and a sense of purpose bring bliss, says one British researcher....

Joseph's study seeks a recipe for happiness, looking beyond religious faith, which other studies have shown is one ingredient. He looks at self-actualization and purpose in life, too....

"We're not saying that all religious people are happier than non-religious people," Joseph tells WebMD. "It's just that, on average, religious people tend to be happier because they have a greater sense of purpose in life."

Actually, a spiritual path outside of organized religion works in the pursuit of happiness, too. "Religion is only one path to sense of purpose," he says.

Interesting - Read the rest here.



If Blogger ever behaves, you can read a response to this article on my blog. Such articles make me 'lose my religion' in the Southern U.S. sense of the term. Unfortunately I am not good enough with words to express my disdain clearly enough.

saint » 13 December, 2003 7:19 PM

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