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A group of Toronto scientists have found God, and it’s just cells in the brain

Posted by pwl on March 5, 2009

A group of Toronto scientists have found God – or at least the effect God has on a believer’s brain.

Newly published research by University of Toronto and York University professors points to reduced stress and anxiety among test subjects who consider themselves to be religious, compared with non-believers, when completing a task under pressure. As a result, the believers performed better on cognitive tests.

“[Religious people] were much less anxious and stressed when they made an error,” said Michael Inzlicht, an assistant psychology professor at the University of Toronto and a co-author of the study. “I don’t think this has to do with fundamentalism, it’s something deeper – religion provides meaning in peoples’ lives.”

“[Even] Santa Claus can make you feel good.”

Sure there is no doubt that religion provides meaning in peoples’ lives, the question is whether or not that is a good thing!

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