Are the faithful better off?

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Johnathan Graham's picture
Yes he has, ironically the

Yes he has, ironically the book is sitting right next to me. It's called "Waking up - Living spiritually without religion" I find it as a great read, he really does cut out a lot of bullshit and helps open up meditation to any group.

ThePragmatic's picture
It's actually funny how far

It's actually funny how far he goes to really make it clear that he is using the word "spiritual" without any supernatural hokus pokus.

Johnathan Graham's picture
I've seen prayer have a

I've seen prayer have a lesser effect than meditation. It's been shown that people who practice "meditative reflection" whether you are religious or not.(I myself am a Buddhist Atheist). It can be seen in studies that meditation makes me people generally happier, even to the extent of just meditating and focusing on your breathe for 5 minutes a day. Which I find appalling and what pulled me into Buddhist philosophy. But, for those who aren't into any "religious" philosophy etc. Meditation is still a very purposeful and fulfilling practice even for the non religious. I'd recommend it to everybody to at least look into it, religious or not.

Nyarlathotep's picture
Johnathan - "It can be seen

Johnathan - "It can be seen in studies that meditation"

heh, how did they double blind that?!?


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