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The 16 Strivings for God

Psychologist Steven Reiss conducted research on why people gravitate to specific religions. He surveyed 7,700 people from diverse backgrounds and determined that people have sixteen basic desires they seek to align with the religion they choose. 16 Basic DesiresAcceptance – the desire for positive self-regard Curiosity – the desire for…
saguerin
June 15, 2019
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The First Prayer Study

Possibly the earliest study into the effectiveness of prayer comes from the Englishman, Francis Galton (1872) in his article entitled Statistical Inquiries into the Efficacy of Prayer. In this report, the author cited his own examination of the data of life expectancies of clergy and members of the royal houses, both…
saguerin
June 10, 2019