Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.



Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Kol  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 2, 2023 1:39:58 PM(UTC)
Joined: 6/29/2023(UTC)
Posts: 6
United States
Location: Maui

I journal every morning and often times I get "ideas". This morning
I was thinking about "faith" and "belief" and made the connection
between those concepts with the placeebo effect. So, I typed it into
a search engine and found an article from Stanford.edu entitled

"Placebos, Faith, and Morals Or Why Religion" heres the link:


In summary:

"The great importance of reinforcing group solidarity may explain the
origins and development, not only of religion, but of art and music,
which appear to have grown up with the former. Evolution seems to
have provided a real reward for those who have faith. People who
believe live longer, express greater satisfaction with life, and
are healthier than non-believers. The placebo effect may have evolved
simply to strengthen the survival of those who believed and could
therefore be counted on to sacrifice for the tribe."

I concluded that because "faith" and "Belief" seem to benefit
people and communities in the physical realm the spiritual realm
can be ignored, replaced and diminished. That is the excuse my
religeous son makes to reject Yahowah. "Look how much my church
benefits it's members and the community. I don't need to look any

So, I curb alerted him. hahaha
Users browsing this topic
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.