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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Why does God grant longer lifespans to those who worship Him?

"The religiously affiliated lived 9.45 and 5.64 years longer, respectively, than the nonreligiously affiliated. "

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1948...

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago
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    God is all powerful.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I happen to think that doing what God says to do about anger, lust and several other things promotes a healthier person.

    Take forgiving, it has been shown that holding a grudge often causes health problems. That those who forgive do not have as high a blood pressure as those who do not.

    So it is the natural result and not a type of intervention. If you do these things you will live longer is the promise. So if God tells you how to live longer and you do not do it, then the results will not be yours.

    That said this song comes to mind:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crif5E67ar0

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  • 1 month ago

    They are being obedient.

  • 1 month ago

    I am not very impressed with this study.

    Their data was strictly

    from obituaries in two newspapers.

    They did not account for the possible bias

    that people, who lived exceptionally long lives,

    while being involved in churches

    were a lot more likely to have obituaries written

    to inform their fellow church goers of their death,

    than long lived non church goers might be.

    They also did not indicate

    any minimum death age

    to be included in their averages.

    So I suspect they left out childhood deaths

    that resulted from religious objections to vaccinations,

    driving accident deaths,

    and a million other factors.

    So it is a sort of cherry-picked data set.

    --

    Regards,

    John Popelish

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  • 1 month ago

    Note that it doesn't matter what religion you follow. Religion generally provides a social support network which is vital for longevity.  No, it's not some god giving you a longer life.  It's your religious support network.

  • 1 month ago

    Always love science denying atheists. Look at them squirm, trying to claim science isn't real.

  • 1 month ago

    So they examined a total of 1601 obituaries. 1/3 of which came from a city in the bible belt. And somehow concluded that in a country that has a population of 363 million people that they had some kind of a statistically significant result. In a country that is overwhelmingly religious.  Whoda thunk?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Even science and psychology bolster that claim, but of course not by reason of God. The truth is that the Christian way of life is the best way of life known to mankind. No one knows us better than our Creator. We take care of our bodies, maintain unyielding faith and hope, and have a strong sense of community for our fellow humans. An altogether positive mindset. The mind leads the body. 

  • 1 month ago

    Because we are generally happy and may be fulfilled. When you are happy and feeling good, the example being fulfillment from worship being a faithful Christian, Jewish person etc. Your health tends to be better. Not to say someone else's health would decline. God is not necessarily "granting you a longer lifespan". Some strong believers still pass quite young sadly. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Why does your pathetic little god kill children painfully?  You can't have it both ways.

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