Religion

A Video from World Harvest Church. Usually pastor Rod Parsley, but this powerful message is from Cindy Trimm. Some of my favorite spiritual leaders today would include Pastor Rod Parsley, Joel and Victoria Osteen, Joseph Prince, Kenneth Copeland, Reinhard Bonnke, Nick Vujicic and many more. You can find their messages all over YouTube. Thanks for visiting.

Religion News -- ScienceDaily Science and religion. Read about scientific studies of religion; the effect of religious beliefs and the social impact of religions and spirituality.

  • Ontarians still skeptical of flu shot
    on June 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Half of all people who avoid the flu shot do so because they question its importance and effectiveness, a new Canadian study reports. […]

  • Why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic
    on May 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    The question about why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic dates back to the times of Romans and Ancient Greeks. The link between intelligence and religion can be explained if religion is considered an instinct, and intelligence the ability to rise above one's instincts. […]

  • Religious people more likely to oppose reproductive technologies
    on April 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies develop, people of faith are more likely to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new study found. […]

  • For a modest personality trait, 'intellectual humility' packs a punch
    on March 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    'Intellectual humility' has been something of a wallflower among personality traits, receiving far less attention than such brash qualities as egotism or hostility. Yet this little-studied characteristic may influence people's decision-making abilities in politics, health and other arenas, says new research. In a time of high partisanship, intellectual humility -- an awareness that one's beliefs may be wrong -- is nonpartisan. Researchers found essentially no difference in levels of the trait between liberals and conservatives. […]

  • For immigrant mothers delivering 'the talk,' facts trump culture
    on January 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to their children, indicating change after a single generation. […]

  • Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism
    on January 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    From climate skeptics to anti-vaxxers, psychologists are studying what motivates and drives our decisions to pay attention to some facts while ignoring others. […]

  • Oral vaccine against Salmonella developed
    on December 20, 2016 at 1:20 am

    A vaccine against salmonella poisoning, designed to be taken by mouth, has now been developed by researchers. […]

  • Moral values influence level of climate change action
    on November 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Two moral values highly rated by liberals — compassion and fairness — influence willingness to make personal choices to mitigate climate change’s impact in the future, according to a new multidisciplinary study. The findings also suggest that a moral value rated more highly by conservatives – purity – also appears to have a positive effect, though not as pronounced as compassion and fairness. […]

  • What do Americans fear?
    on October 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    The third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016) has been released by researchers. The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties. In addition to the set of fears examined in previous waves, the survey team took a closer look at two fear related phenomena: Americans' beliefs in conspiracy theories and fear of Muslims, sometimes referred to as "Islamophobia." […]

  • Greed and fear hamper cooperation
    on October 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Everyone benefits when cooperation runs smoothly However, people often act obstructively. Why do they do that? One investigator researches this issue using a wide variety of methods, from brain scans to the role of religion. […]

  • European region most skeptical in the world on vaccine safety
    on September 9, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Public confidence in vaccines varies widely between countries and regions around the world, and the European region is the most skeptical about vaccine safety, according to the largest ever global survey of confidence in vaccines. With recent disease outbreaks triggered by people refusing vaccination, the authors believe the findings provide valuable insights, which could help policymakers identify and address issues. […]

  • Destruction of Old St Paul's Cathedral highlights devastating impact of Great Fire of London
    on September 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    "Thus lay in ashes that most venerable Church, one of the most antient pieces of early piety in the Christian world," wrote John Evelyn in September 1666. On the 350th anniversary of the fire, to mark the occasion, the University of Leicester Special Collections has made available a number of contemporary eye-witness accounts held within the University archives that illustrate the damage caused to the great historical and religious site of Old St Paul's, as well as highlighting some of its previous unfortunate encounters with fire. […]

  • Egyptian women say doctors don't discourage female genital cutting, study finds
    on August 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don't advise against the procedure. […]

  • 'Coming out' in the classroom, but not by choice
    on August 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    In a first-of-its kind study, researchers found that active learning classrooms, which require more group work than traditional lecture courses, may create an unaccepting atmosphere for LGBTQIA students. […]

  • Religious actions convey pro-social intent, finds study
    on August 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    A new study suggests that people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they're ready and willing to contribute to their communities. A researcher spent two years in southern India collecting evidence on religious involvement and community standing. Her observations support a theory which predicts that people will pay a price in time, money, or even physical pain to demonstrate something to others. […]

  • Beginning pornography use associated with increase in probability of divorce
    on August 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study. […]

  • Providers face cultural challenges when evaluating refugee children
    on August 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate education levels, according to new research. […]

  • Americans worried about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood
    on July 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new survey. A majority of Americans would be 'very' or 'somewhat' worried about gene editing (68%); brain chips (69%); and synthetic blood (63%), while no more than half say they would be enthusiastic about each of these developments. While some people say they would be both enthusiastic and worried, overall, concern outpaces excitement. […]

  • Cave discoveries shed new light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas
    on July 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Archeologists have discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep inside the caves of a remote Caribbean island. […]

  • Religiosity diminishes conservative opposition to eco-friendly buying
    on July 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Evidence has been found that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions with concern for the environment in mind. […]

  • Despite increasing global legalization of physician-assisted suicide, use remains rare
    on July 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Despite increasing legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) worldwide, the practice remains relatively rare and, when carried out, is primarily motivated by psychological factors such as loss of autonomy or enjoyment of life, rather than physical pain. A new comprehensive assessment of data from around the world shows that in areas where they are legal, only 0.3 to 4.6 percent of deaths result from euthanasia or PAS, with more than 70 percent of cases involving patients with cancer. The study also shows that the majority of patients requesting euthanasia or PAS are older, white and well-educated. […]

  • Rediscovery of early twentieth-century ecotheology
    on July 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    The vast majority of us subscribe to the idea that human activity dramatically changes the natural environment, altering many biological processes. But addressing the global nature of human impact may require help from belief systems large enough to conceptualize on a cosmic scale. […]

  • Veils, Headscarves May Improve Observers' Ability to Judge Truthfulness
    on June 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Contrary to the opinions of some courts, it is easier to determine the truthfulness of a woman wearing a headscarf or even a veil that leaves only her eyes exposed than a woman wearing no head covering at all, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. […]

  • Courts of old Istanbul yield insights on modern poverty
    on June 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Few might seek insights on Middle Eastern conflict or modern poverty in records of the Ottoman empire. Yet when an economist combed through centuries-old court documents, he made a surprising discovery with implications for modern times: The courts' actions had unintended consequences that inadvertently undercut people's finances. […]

  • Lawmakers might introduce 'anti-evolution' legislation to appease religious constituents
    on June 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    'Anti-evolution' education legislation continues to be introduced because lawmakers want to appease religious constituents, not because they expect the bills to be made into laws, new research theorizes. […]

  • Support across ethnicities for physician-assisted death
    on June 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Physician-assisted death was supported by a majority of California and Hawaii residents, regardless of their ethnicity, who responded to an online survey, according to a new study. […]

  • Americans accept and engage in same-sex experiences more than ever, study finds
    on June 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    A new study shows a fundamental shift in Americans' attitudes about same-sex behavior. Since the 1990s, the percentage of adults who accept same-sex behavior has quadrupled, and those who have participated in same-sex experiences has doubled. These increases were among all generations, with Millennials leading the way. […]

  • Family size, education levels: The right support could reverse long-held theory
    on May 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    More kids in your family, less education. This pattern isn't new, but a team of researchers has studied why that educational dip occurs and found that there are exceptions to the trend. […]

  • Evolution and religion: New insight into instructor attitudes in Arizona
    on May 19, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    In a first-of-its kind study, scientists have found that a majority of professors teaching biology in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an instructional goal. In fact, a majority of study participants say their only goal is to help students understand evolution. […]

  • Frequent religious service attendance linked with decreased mortality risk among women
    on May 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Women who attended religious services more than once per week were more than 30 percent less likely to die during a 16-year-follow-up than women who never attended, according to a new study. Frequent attendees also had significantly lower risk both from cardiovascular- and cancer-related mortality. […]