Faith in ‘X’ decreases stress

The researchers argue that a ‘belief in science’ may help non-religious people deal with adversity by offering comfort and reassurance, as has been reported previously for religious belief.

via ‘Belief in Science’ Increases in Stressful Situations : News : University Herald.

I want to offer this with as little comment as possible because it is such a new study.

But, humans… religion…science…

Does this dismiss the value of science? No. Rather, it shows another facet of the Milgrim Experiment, I think.

So, what do you think?

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

1 Comment

  1. Know More Than I Should

    Although I have read Milgram’s analysis, I fail to make the connection.


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