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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Hey, Lefties, It’s Sunday: Are You Finding Joy In Life?

Posted on | March 25, 2012 | 66 Comments

by Smitty

Bluegrass Pundit points to CNS News:

The more often a person attended religious services, Gallup discovered, the more often they experienced positive emotions and the less often they experienced negative emotions.
The less a person attended religious services, the more they experienced negative emotions and the less they experienced positive ones.
People who attended religious services at least every week reported experiencing an average of 3.36 positive emotions the day before Gallup called them.
People who never attended religious services told Gallup they had experienced only an average of 3.08 positive emotions the previous day.

Having rejected faith, and sought solace elsewhere, people seem to have a relatively harder time. Now, here is an interesting, possibly related, result:

But Obama’s highest approval came among those who say they seldom or never attend religious services. Among these Americans, 51 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.

What you do faith-wise is a big input into that self-actualization thing.
Here is a big hint, folks: rejecting the possibility of Truth is a really, really Bad Thing. Also, the State really sucks, as gods go.

Update: via Gerard, this one went a completely unexpected direction:
Very, very well played, Justin Flom.

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  • Pathfinder’s wife

    No thank you; I believe my work here is done.

    But…thank you!

  • Tennwriter

    I’m pretty sure if Gaia exists she sighs a lot when she hears Al Gore speak.

    Course, I expect that Gaia is one of the daughters or granddaughters of Japheth, Ham, and Shem, the sons of Noah.

    Japheth over time becomes Jupiter, and Wotan is a descendanto fhis who founded the Nordic Peoples.Then there’s a CS Lewisian inspired theory….Gaia is the Archon, or protecting angel of the Earth.

    My religious theories anyhoo…

  • FenelonSpoke

    Ohhhh-Anamika quoted the “hard core/fundamentalist atheist” dictionary for her  definition of Christianity in her intense need to troll.

    “Gigi” (or gg) was  a lot cuter when played by Leslie Caron in the movie

  • Wombat_socho

    And if it keeps doing it, I’ma bust out the banhammer.  Despite it being Sunday, I’m not feeling too charitable, especially to the more trollish members of the congregation.

  • FenelonSpoke

    Socko, wombat; Please. That troll is always a bore no matter whether they’re Animika, gg or the other handles they have used.

  • Quartermaster

    Add to that Richard Wurmbrand spent 6 years in solitary while his wife was a slave laborer on the Danube Canal. Their Son was at loose ends as it was illegal for anyone else to help the “orphans” of imprisoned Christians.

    TPT is just grasping at straws and straw men.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

     There’s no blade.  We’re supposed to give them every chance, even if they choose not to take it, even if it’s inconvenient to us. 

  • Quartermaster

    No sweat Admiral!

  • Quartermaster

    This about the most incoherent I’ve seen Anamika. Since I haven’t been here that long, perhaps others have seen worse. I doubt she read the original post, or much of anything else.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     No actually I posted about the importance of a church community and you twisted my words to mean something completely different.

  • Wombat_socho

     gg was much worse. Anamika is occasionally entertaining, between the drugs, faulty command of Engrish, and general loopiness.

  • Wombat_socho

     I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of recreational chemical-induced free association going on, combined with multiple stumbles over the language barrier.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

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  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     And another thing. The fact that there are people willing to undergo
    extreme torture and abuse on behalf of their faith in
    Christ does not
    negate my point. Those very people willing to be martyrs were probably
    themselves members of a greater church community, and in point of fact,
    they probably still are. Just because that community might not be with
    them physically at the time they are suffering does not mean their
    overall influence over their lives did not have an impact. Name me one
    of these present day martyrs who were NOT members of a church community.
    I bet you can’t name ONE.

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