Knew it all along: Atheists are “nutz!

Let’s dispense with the crude metric of IQ and look at the actual lives led by atheists, and believers, and see how they measure up. In other words: let’s see who is living more intelligently.

And guess what: it’s the believers. A vast body of research, amassed over recent decades, shows that religious belief is physically and psychologically beneficial – to a remarkable degree.

In 2004, scholars at UCLA revealed that college students involved in religious activities are likely to have better mental health. In 2006, population researchers at the University of Texas discovered that the more often you go to church, the longer you live. In the same year researchers at Duke University in America discovered that religious people have stronger immune systems than the irreligious. They also established that churchgoers have lower blood pressure.

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Editor’s note: So much for Christian charity … so why not “pile on”?

Psalms 14:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one.

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7 Comments

  1. King David, said that only a fool does not believe in God, and their is not one that does good, no not one. The Psalm written way before, the birth of Christ, David cherished, the Word of God.
    I learned, through my Health Career(short-lived) of the health benefits for people that have Faith, both physically and mentally!
    Last night on Fox News there was a debate about how Atheist were more intelligent than Religious people….
    No Way, they don’t have Eternal Life…How Smart Is That???

  2. “…researchers at the University of Texas discovered that the more often you go to church, the longer you live.”

    This datum says nothing definitive.

    Long life? Be careful what you wish for. One can get into as much trouble from a long life as from a life “cut short.”

    For my part, I want to live just long enough on Earth to reach eternal life in Heaven.

    And no longer than that. No matter how often I go to church.

    • Mark,
      I believe you are right!
      Press on to Eternal Life! Amen

  3. I must agree with the above comments from Cathy and Mark because many (perhaps statistically most?) Saints lived short lives. Ok they may have had more illnesses without medicines etc but anyway who wants to live years and years? Not me! 🙂
    And as Cathy notes correctly the Old Testament Jew bid for a Long Life was equal to sage-hood and wisdom such as Job reaches. It was a good thing to live a long healthy life, probably because it was also quite rare!
    Whilst many other saints did live long lives they all seemed to have longed for death to free them! As its noted this life is a veil of tears and only a precursor to a real life with Christ in Heaven.
    Maybe we should never forget that Life is an important gift from God and so we must not squander that gift or forget it as a sacred thing we are all human and depending upon mood etc often must wish to twitter off from this mortal coil?

    yeah I am aware that all sounds a bit morbid but it is a morbid-ish subject! 😉

  4. Scampy22,
    We have to be careful espousing, our Desire for entering our “Heavenly Home” soon…sounds Morbid-ish(Scampy22 wording 🙂
    I said it last night, after watching the news, added to my own personal afflictions! Maybe, it’s the Fear of Death, or maybe the Love of the World, that shuns people from the talk of their promised Heavenly Home….it truly is the Reconciliation with God, that will bring us home!
    Hey listen, if I were in my 20’s, I would not be discussing this, but, at 56, the weariness sets in!
    Choose Life, Not Death, and Praise Him In Thanksgiving!
    He is our Potter, and He has a Plan for us, in our existence!
    Lately I have been studying, the longest Psalm 119, by King David…you see his ups and downs, he always relies on God’s Word!
    God has a Set Time for each of us, ot is so important to reach our young, to really understand, Eternal Life…..

    • I think I agree Cathy and thus I stated it as morbid-ish! 🙂
      The one quality that makes us stay on earth seems to me to be “Hope” as it is that which promises a brighter tomorrow. I agree that being young the last thing we expect is death but as we get older and start to fall apart the only thing left to fear is often life!
      King David is one of the great figures of the Bible, at times psychotic but at others admirable and very heroic. A very interesting character and definitely a super monarch, par excellence in the Old Testament. His importance is even acknowledged by Gabriel himself to Joseph and a super figure that shows many human emotions.

      Maybe we will always have a age gap and I remain uncertain of eternity but hope for a good one.
      I think the best we can do is recall Our Lords words of “thy Kingdom Come” which is not about the end of the world but its beginning and the notion that we look forward to a future of Life with him?

      • Scampy22,
        We have the HOPE of Glory, through Christ, Our Saviour!
        The difference between a Wish and Hope, is that our Merciful Lord will guarantee it, through Hope….not a wish! (carnal)
        Oh, “thy Kingdom Come” is the most important promise. You can feel at ease, his elect will see him on their Last Day!
        Hope that wasn’t too Morbid-ish. 🙂

        I never knew that Gabriel mentioned King David, like that! TY 4 sharing!
        Cathy


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