(Reuters Health) - Kids are less likely to think about suicide or attempt to kill themselves if religion or spirituality is important to their parents, a small study suggests.And that is true even if the kids themselves didn't think religion was important, according to the results published in JAMA Psychiatry.The new findings came out of a 30-year, three-generation family study conducted by the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. At the beginning of that study, researchers rounded up two groups of volunteers: one composed of people who had suffered major depression and the other included people who had not experienced depression. The new study focused on the adult children (generation two) and grandchildren (generation three) aged 6 to 18 years of those initial volunteers.The feeling that religion or spirituality is important suggests "an inner strength," said senior study author Myrna Weissman, a professor of epidemiology and psychiatry at the Columbia … [Read more...] about Parents’ spirituality or religion tied to lower suicide risk in kids
caption Matt Liston, the founder of a blockchain-based religion. Liston has refuted the claim that he is a Cryptprophet. source YouTube Former Augur CEO Matt Liston has founded a blockchain religion called “0xΩ.” Liston pronounces this as “Zero Ex Omega.” He describes the project as a way to “incentivize mindshare.” Despite founding a blockchain-based religion, Liston maintains that he is not a”Cryptprophet.” Matt Liston would like to publicly refute the claim that he is a “Cryptprophet.” He’d also like to clarify that he is not the “Cryptsiah” or the “CryptChrist.” (“I grew up Jewish,” he points out.) Despite being the originator of what may be the first blockchain-based religion, Liston is but a humble developer, and doesn’t suggest to possess divine knowledge. “It makes me uncomfortable … [Read more...] about There is now a blockchain-based religion. No, this is not a joke.
An International spiritual organization by name Aetherius Society has claimed that Jesus Christ could be an alien from Venus. According to a report published in the Daily Star, the spiritual organization which describes itself as a ''growing religion with a global following'', is planning a cosmic mission to the holy mountain Holdstone Down, North Devon, where their founder George King came face to face with Jesus in 1958. The members of the spiritual organization claim that George King had heard an anonymous voice which appointed him as the earthly representative of the interplanetary parliament in the 1950s. George King later died in 1997. The cosmic mission to the holy mountain which they call 'Operation Prayer Power' will be conducted on July 28, 2018. "Operation Prayer Power is a Cosmic Mission devised by Dr. King in the early 1970s, in which spiritual power is invoked through prayer and mantra and directed into a specially designed physical container for later release. This … [Read more...] about Jesus Christ an alien from Venus, claims spiritual society
The Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala, India has asked believers to stop practicing yoga saying it is part of an alien religion. The South Indian church also claimed that Christian beliefs cannot go along with yoga, as practicing this ancient type of meditation and exercise for spiritual benefits is against their religious teachings.According to the church, yoga cannot be considered a way to get closer to God. However, the church added that Christians can practice yoga for its physical benefits, and not for spiritual awakening."The theology of yoga does not go along with the beliefs of Christianity. Yoga believes in oneness and as a result, it cannot differentiate between creator and creation like in Christianity. There is nothing wrong in taking yoga as an exercise but it is not a way to get salvation or spiritual experience," wrote the church in a recent report handed over to believers, The Sun reports.The Syro Malabar Church argues that yoga is a form of spiritual exercise … [Read more...] about Indian church asks believers to stop practising Yoga, citing its origin in alien religion
The event is hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-governmental, non-profit organisation registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event is held as part of the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week held from January 5 to March 5. Every year, the first week of February is designated as the “International Religious Harmony State” to promote understanding, harmony and cooperation among religions by conveying messages of harmony and goodwill between their adherents during the period. The dialogues of religions hosted by HWPL, called the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office meetings, have been conducted in 216 offices from 124 countries, including Bangkok, to pinpoint the commonality of human values designated in religious scriptures. “As we celebrate 2018 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week with ‘The Eradication of Acts of Religious Discrimination’, the HWPL WARP office will urge the … [Read more...] about Religious leaders to discuss how religion can help make a peaceful society