Re: Religion & Health

Anders Sandberg (
13 Jun 1998 11:47:08 +0200

Which of course suggests that we should seriously think about how to
get the benefits from religion without the drawbacks. Most likely any
form of comittment that provides a sense of belonging, a positive
livable universe where temporary setbacks are just temproary (despite
their severity) would have the same benefits. Can transhumanism become
a "religion" in this sense, providing the health benefits? I don't
think we need to attempt to imitate the outward activities of
religions, but we better look at the community- and meaning-building

Has there been any research into the health benefits of belonging to a
secular grouping similar to religions?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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