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Re: [humanism-174] In "Garlic Man" We Trust :)

From: sheri p.
Sent on: Friday, January 4, 2013 3:23 PM
Research has suggested "spiritual" people may suffer worse mental health than conventionally religious, agnostic or atheist people. 

My thoughts on this are as follows (tongue in cheek examples):

Spiritual people think in their heads that a fence will be built if they wish it so.  Since they are "thinking" it and not "saying" it,  it won't be built since no one heard them.

Religious people pray out loud and possibly tell everyone in their congregation that they hope "god" helps them get that fence up in the Spring time. It comes through because the congregation heard their fellow worshiper needs help with a fence and they all pulled through to make it happen (but that person KNOWS it was "god" that made it happen and not the people of the congregation).

The Agnostic and Atheist people will make phone calls, search the internet and find the best (cheapest) way to get that fence up.  They call their friends and family and ask for some help from them in return for pizza and beer.  The fence is done.

That was probably not the best example, but I am sure I got my point across. ha

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

"Spiritual but not religious"- a term that can imply adherence to nonsense, but not necessarily so as this author shows-

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