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Posted in Psychology

Accept and move past perceived transgressions rather than ruminating

Previous studies have presented mixed findings when it comes to the relationship between religion and pornography use. Overall, religiosity has been associated with both an…

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Posted in Clergy Abuse

End could be in sight for Gloriavale as more families flee

http://bit.ly/2Xho8Bs They’re alarmed by the kindness and love shown by people they were told were ‘wicked and evil’,” Gregory said. “That is their overwhelming feeling.”…

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Posted in Religion

Religious beings psychologically useful and ambiguous

http://bit.ly/2oyAvMk “This ambiguity attribute is interesting as it gives people latitude to form interpretations of religious beings that are personally appealing and plausible,” Dr Swan…

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Posted in Sexual Abuse

English child sex abuse inquiry widens scope to other religions

The Telegraph: Child sex abuse inquiry widens scope to other religions outside Christianity for first time.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/02/child-sex-abuse-inquiry-widens-scope-religions-outside-christianity/ Religious organisations across the country will be investigated for…

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Posted in Psychology

Why there is no way back for religion in the West

David is a quantitative social scientist with a background in demography. He serves on the executive committee of the European Values Study and is co-director…

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Posted in Psychology

#Gambling, #Religion # Process #Addiction

https://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com/behavioral-process-addictions/can-religion-be-an-addiction/ What about religion? Is being devoted to God and going to services regularly something that can turn into a process addiction? It is possible…

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Kinds of irreligion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion Secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, social justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of…

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Cult or religion ?

https://aeon.co/essays/theres-no-sharp-distinction-between-cult-and-regular-religion The historian J Gordon Melton of Baylor University in Texas says that the word ‘cult’ is meaningless: it merely assumes a normative framework that…

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U.K. Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse extend inquiry into other religions

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is currently looking at the extent to which institutions in England and Wales failed to protect children…

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Posted in Psychology

#USA #Voters #Trapped #Religion #Bias #AntiSecular

http://www.psypost.org/2017/05/study-uncovers-candidates-level-religiosity-can-impact-support-among-voters-48971 “The results have a number of implications for American politics,” Castle said. “First, they suggest that there is still a strong bias against secular…

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