Faith Makes You Happy. Chris Kaczor Explains.

From my earliest college days, I've railed against some of the major tenets of psychology. As an undergrad majoring in social psychology at the University of Michigan, I was immersed in the radical behaviorism of B.F. Skinner. If a person experienced "A" in childhood, my professors explained, he would do "B" in adulthood. The theory stood in stark contrast to the biblical concept of "free will" and left me skeptical. Likewise I scoffed at hereditarianism, birth order as determinant of … [Read more...]

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At Ohio State, Test Alleges That Atheists Are Smarter Than Christians

Undergraduate students at Ohio State University should know that atheists are smarter than Christians.At least, that's the viewpoint reflected on a for-credit homework quiz in a Psychology 1100 course.  The assignment included the following question: Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.  Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian. Aine earns less money than Theo. Theo is more liberal than Aine. Theo is an … [Read more...]

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God and Old People

Belief in God increases with age.That is the finding of a longitudinal study by researchers at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. The Center conducted three surveys on religious faith, questioning people of different age groups in 30 different countries. The surveys—conducted in 1991, 1998, and again in 2008—explored the range of faith experiences in these countries: Australia, Austria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hunga … [Read more...]

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