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Can religion prolong life?

They say that religion heals the soul, but it also reportedly can prolong a person’s life. Scientists have found that believers tend to live four years longer than those who are far from religion. Even taking into account gender and marital status, these conclusions were confirmed.

Researchers explain the additional years of life by the fact that many religiously minded people are volunteers and actively participate in the work of public organizations. Previous studies have shown that people who are in social groups live longer.

In addition, many religions oppose unhealthy activities such as drinking alcohol, drugs and having many sex partners. They also help reduce stress through gratitude, prayer, or meditation, which improve health.

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  1. That was interesting! I’ve been thinking about it last night.
    Religion can help to overcome stressful situations, and yes, believers are more likely to give up or never start unhealthy habits. Looks like it’s a fact.
    I’m not a believer, at least I don’t follow the main religions, but I do acknowledge and accept that religion can improve one’s life and therefore potentially prolong it.

  2. Life is what it is, and when our time comes, it is up. Nothing can prolong it, or shorten it.

    Our soul can prolong life in its vehicle, until it’s ready to depart. Life does not control life, the spirit does.

    There is an interesting parable told by Jesus Christ in the bible about life and death:

    “Luke chapter 12, verses 16-21 King James Version

    And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

    And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

    And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

    But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

    So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

    Love lives in all, but sometimes God does require the soul for other uses, so to speak, and as such, this man’s life was finished, as he had staled in his learning, so he went to another world, for another chance to start moving again in his soul, with love powering it again, rather than his earthly wants and greed.

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