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Topic: Could faith extend your life?
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G.E. Ivey

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re: could faith extend your life
Posted: Aug 16, 2001 10:51 AM
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>"Feelings of "being abandoned or punished by God,"
>"believing the devil caused their illnesses" or "feeling abandoned by
>one's faith community" were identified as key factors in risk of
>death among elderly participants, said Dr. Harold G. Koenig, one of
>the authors of the study and an associate professor of psychiatry at
>Duke University Medical Center."

Faith consists not only in believing in God but also in believing
that God takes a personal interest in one and will protect one. This
study is saying that LOSING faith is a factor in death. I suppose we
could argue that if they had not HAD faith to begin with, they would
not have LOST faith but that is a lot like saying that, since a person
who falls off a ship in the middle of the ocean can drown, it is
better to swim across the ocean rather than take a boat!

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