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  •  Whoever wrote that deserves (0+ / 0-)

    a dishonorable discharge.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 06:25:26 AM PDT

    •  Even if it's objectively true? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not suggesting it's true or false, because I don't have any data. But what if the data actually supported the claim? What would be the right thing to do?

      Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

      by Boundegar on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 07:34:08 AM PDT

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      •  Refer back to diary for answer (4+ / 0-)
        But Page argues that this logic is flawed, because studies that come to the conclusion that religion reduces dangerous behavior "only measure religiosity through religious service attendance. This is a failed conclusion, because attending a regular social activity of any sort produces the same external community of support that a religious community provides."
        (I bolded what I feel is the answer to your question)
        •  so important it needs to be said a third time (1+ / 0-)
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          attending a regular social activity of any sort produces the same external community of support that a religious community provides.
          the mental/emotional support of going to church, with the resulting physical benefits, can be partly traced to having a community of people who know what is going on with you and who care about what happens to you.

          the same can happen in a large family that keeps in touch regularly.  or someone who has a large well-connected circle of friends.

          its about connection and feeling cared for.  anyone can get the same health benefits without ever going to church.

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          by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 08:13:26 AM PDT

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