Latest Religious belief Stories
A study from Oxford University psychologists suggests that a faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety.
There's a passage in the Old Testament's Deuteronomy that says if a case too difficult to decide comes before the courts, it should be brought to the Levite priests who will render a verdict in God's name.
Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious beliefs one holds is the determining factor.
Danish teenagers are not looking for answers to life's big questions in established religious institutions.
New University of Otago research suggests that when non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief.
Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers.
This new study shows that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of lifeâ€™s uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God.
It's pretty much a given that the more educated someone becomes, the more likely they are to question their religious beliefs, stop going to church and even abandon their faith entirely.
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life's uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God.
Belief in God doesn't deter a person from cheating on a test, unless that God is seen as a mean, punishing one, researchers say.
- A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).