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.

  • Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study
    on July 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link between secularization and economic growth. The study has shown that a decline in religion influences a country's future economic prosperity. […]

  • What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative
    on July 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    A deep analysis of a series of surveys across 16 countries that spanned several years shows that people who are on the conservative end of the political spectrum believe their lives are meaningful while those on the liberal end continue to search for meaning. […]

  • Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence
    on June 24, 2018 at 4:12 am

    As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behavior at home, work or school etc. However, social bonding and a desire to protect and defend other fans may be one of the main motivations not only for football hooliganism, but extremist group behavior in general, according to new research. […]

  • Religious involvement deters recreational and medical marijuana use, researchers find
    on June 19, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Researchers have found that individuals who regularly attend church and report that religion is very important in their daily decision making are less likely to use marijuana recreationally and medically. […]

  • Social rejection is painful and can lead to violence
    on June 15, 2018 at 1:29 am

    People who have greater levels of mindfulness -- or the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the present moment -- are better able to cope with the pain of being rejected by others, according to a new study. […]

  • One thing you'll find in the obits of many long-living people
    on June 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion. […]

  • Older men with higher levels of sex hormones could be less religious, study suggests
    on May 30, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    The level of sex hormones such as testosterone in a man's body could influence his religiosity. A new study now adds to the growing body of evidence that religiosity is not only influenced by upbringing or psychological makeup, but physiological factors could also play a role. […]

  • Religious refusal laws harm sexual minority mental health, study finds
    on May 23, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    A new study has found that state laws permitting the denial of services to same-sex couples because of religious or moral beliefs harm the mental health of sexual minority adults in those states. […]

  • Training compassion 'muscle' may boost brain's resilience to others' suffering
    on May 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    A new study suggests that as little as two weeks of compassion meditation training -- intentionally cultivating positive wishes to understand and relieve the suffering of others -- may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another's suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like doctors, law enforcement officers and first responders. […]

  • Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?
    on April 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The majority of US adults with children agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment but want to see teens meet certain criteria -- including taking parenting classes -- before receiving assistance. […]

  • Who becomes a hero? It is more than just a personality trait
    on March 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    We tend to think of heroes in terms of a psychological profile: brave, altruistic, strong. But a new study suggests that for at least one kind of heroism, it takes a village to save a life. […]

  • American service industry approaching a 'tipping point'
    on February 27, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tipping, showing that at a certain point, banning the practice might be fair and profitable. […]

  • Online interest in sex rises at Christmas, with more births nine months later
    on December 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    A global analysis of human birth-rate cycles reveals that online interest in sex rises at Christmas and certain other holidays, with more babies born nine months later. […]

  • Human societies evolve along similar paths
    on December 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Societies ranging from ancient Rome and the Inca empire to modern Britain and China have evolved along similar paths, a huge new study shows. […]

  • Skepticism takes many forms
    on December 1, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Not every kind of science skepticism is the same. For example, skepticism about climate change is linked to political ideology, whereas skepticism about vaccinations consistently correlates with religious beliefs. In contrast, skepticism about genetically modified foods is not fuelled by religious or political ideology. These are some of the major findings of a new research study among North Americans. […]

  • White male gun owners with money stress more likely to be morally attached to their guns
    on November 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a study. They are also more likely to say the violence against the government is sometimes justified. […]

  • Social identity threat and religion in the US
    on November 14, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to a new study. […]

  • Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids' faith
    on November 14, 2017 at 12:50 am

    More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children. […]

  • Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'
    on November 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to a new study. Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease. But new research suggests that is not the case, and that people are not 'born believers'. […]

  • Social acceptance more important than economic factors in fertility treatment availability
    on October 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    A new British study has shed light on some of the reasons why Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) usage varies across Europe -- pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key. Scientists have, for the first time, assessed the relative importance of the role that economic, demographic and cultural normative factors play in the process. […]

  • Factors predicting school corporal punishment
    on July 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    The number of Southern natives and the average education level in a county are the most influential factors on the odds of a US public school using corporal punishment, according to new research. […]

  • Does religion protect against suicide?
    on June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of suicide in sections of Europe and Asia, according to new research. […]

  • 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. […]