AM I the first one? Or even am I the chosen one, seeing as we are discussing
First off, Religion or nothing ever causes problems like ill health or
wellness. It is only the importance that religion occupies in your
perception and values that contributes to ill health or wellness.
I agree with the basic point (I think) you are trying to make however.
Religion can help achieve happiness or it can contribute to death which, as
I Brooke Shields says, can have a very adverse impact on your life.
From: Benjamin Jones [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 28 January 2002 15:38
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Subject for Discussion - Religion and Health
hey everyone i need some help
I gave a talk the other day where I cited Religion as a cause of ill health,
and conversely as a factor contributing to good health.
A discussion ensued amongst the audience between people who said that it was
not a cause and those who said it was.
Now i have had this discussion with a colleague before about using the word
religion and the word cause in the same sentence. I have no problem
associating the two. Although some people like to tip toe around the issue.
However, i have told the group that i will supply further info on both sides
of the story.
So what are you opinions.
a - use of the word religion and the word cause. (lifestyle choice like any
b - the effects of religion on physical health
c - the effects of religion on mental health
d - the effects of religion on acccess to health services.
Now this list has over 240 members now, so you lot should be a mine of
This will be collated by me and fed back to the group in question.
All opinions welcome, inflamatory, staid etc.
I will also feedback to the list.
ONE thing though. When you reply to this, please CC the list too, so all
members can see the answers.
thanks in advance and i look forward to a rousing discussion.
(next week politics and health)
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