Friday, May 04, 2007

Live Long with Faith

Life expectancy at age 20 was significantly related to church attendance. Those who attend church more than once a week were expected to live another 62.9 years, while those never attend church were expected to live another 55.3 years. Life expectancy was 61.9 years for those attending church once a week and 59.7 for those attending less than once a week.
While intellectuals continue to belittle religious folks as rubes, time and again demographic studies have indicated that those who hope in God reap unexpected health benefits.

Although running off to church a couple times a week, hating every minute of it, would probably not yield the same results, deep faith may influence many aspects of life and lifestyle, including a more positive outlook on circumstances and a sense of purpose.

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