Recently, an international survey was led by researchers from the University of London to figure out if doctors could predict depression from their patients’ worldview. Family doctors from different countries questioned nearly ten thousand people. The study encompassed Great Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Netherlands, Portugal, Chile and Estonia. - See more at: blog.ut.ee...
In addition, the link between strength of faith and depression risk was discovered. The more religious people thought themselves to be, the greater the risk of severe depression. Individuals usually have a rather stable worldview. 27 percent of participants measured their viewpoint towards religion and spirituality after six months had passed. This had little impact on becoming depressed. Religiousness did not influence the onset of depression in these people who had recently undergone hard times either. The data did not indicate that religiousness and spirituality could protect mental health and alleviate the hardships of life; rather, getting caught up in spirituality can be harmful for mental health. - See more at: blog.ut.ee...
An English study found that persons who see themselves as spiritual but do not follow any specific religion are more restless and depressed. This could have many possible reasons. Those with a diagnosis of depression may be more interested in self-help and spiritual movements than the average person. Soul searchers of fragile mental health can do poorly when there’s no support from a church or congregation.
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reply to post by Krazysh0t
There's a flaw in such a postulation . . .
THERE IS ONE PERSPECTIVE THAT IS DEMONSTRABLY TRUE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME
OF SUCH TRUTHS
TRUE, AUTHENTIC, TESTIBLE, TRUSTWORTHY, HISTORICALLY SOLID . . . TRUTH AND REALITY
is a MUCH better foundation for life and choices
However, I've not observed your perspective; your attitude nor your posting to indicate any remotely fair-minded ability to assess the history and facts of such issues.
So, I don't see any likely fruitfulness in trying to dialogue with you about such.
It's not even clear that we share a sufficiently common dictionary to make such possible.
The truth is available. And, it's not all 'leaps-of-faith' types of truth. There is solid foundation for truth.
Your assessment of the Biblical text and origins of Christianity are . . . more than flawed . . . mostly off the wall, to me. I do NOT accept the Vulcan mind-melded propaganda you appear to have swallowed on such scores.
Particularly as you've not even begun to formulate a decent rebuttal to this thread.