Honolulu Chapter

Is there a link between suicide and irreligion?

August 23, 2017

“…Several recent studies on religion and depression provide support for Kheriaty’s thesis. A 2016 study by influential Harvard psychiatrist Tyler VanderWeele, for example, revealed that religious participation among American women was closely linked to lower rates of suicide. Between 1996 and 2010, those who attended any religious service once a week were more were five times less likely to commit suicide…”

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Reasons To Believe : The Image of God Gives All Human Life Value

August 23, 2017

“…The Bible states that of all God’s creatures, only human beings were created in the express image of God. While the Judeo-Christian Scriptures specifically mention the imago Dei (Latin for “divine image”) only a half dozen times (Genesis 1:26–27, 5:1, 9:6; 1 Corinthians 11:7; Colossians 3:10; James 3:9), it seems all of Scripture is written with the imago Dei in mind…”

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Unborn baby shown clapping along to “If you’re happy and you know it” | NRL News Today

August 22, 2017

“…The 15-second-long video is simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here’s Jen’s brief introduction:At our 14 week ultrasound our baby was clapping, so I sang a song with our doctor as my husband filmed.

And sure enough, as you watch the baby appears to be clapping along at just the right times to “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

As Mrs. Cardinal writes

The experience is one I’ll never forget. The baby clapped three times, and then the doctor rewound and scrubbed it while we sang. No mystery. It was amazing…”

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