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Now here's an interesting study that finds Believers in God do a better job at blocking anxiety and minimizing stress than non-Believers.

Their findings show religious belief has a calming effect on its devotees, which makes them less likely to feel anxious about making errors or facing the unknown. But Inzlicht cautions that anxiety is a "double-edged sword" which is at times necessary and helpful.

"Obviously, anxiety can be negative because if you have too much, you're paralyzed with fear," he says. "However, it also serves a very useful function in that it alerts us when we're making mistakes. If you don't experience anxiety when you make an error, what impetus do you have to change or improve your behaviour so you don't make the same mistakes again and again?"


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Posts: 1460 | Posted: 3:38 PM on March 5, 2009 | IP
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Indeed.

There's a reason why Evolution gave us stress.

This illustrates how being religious is like going stoned through life.

We have eustress (the good stress) and distress (the bad one).

When we're driving a car it's useful to have the right dose of stress.

But i guess that being religious can come in handy when you need to reduce the stress from killing your only son as a burnt offering, because God asked you to.



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