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Author Topic:   What Benefits Are Only Available Through God?
Aware Wolf
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Message 6 of 438 (529137)
10-08-2009 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Stile
10-06-2009 9:53 AM


A close friend of mine who is a Christian tells me that she has experienced a reduction of fear since becoming a believer. Due at least in part to her upbringing, she used to have an unreasonable fear of something happening to her (assault, robbery, murder, etc.) and nobody being around to help her. Since she has become a believer, that fear has subsided.

I have pointed out to her that she is getting that benefit from the belief, but that doesn't mean that the belief is correct. She's OK with that, and still believes.

Not to say that she might not have been able to get the same benefit from psychotherapy or some other means, but this is what did it for her.


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Aware Wolf
Member (Idle past 660 days)
Posts: 156
From: New Hampshire, USA
Joined: 02-13-2009


Message 18 of 438 (529496)
10-09-2009 3:49 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Stile
10-09-2009 8:38 AM


Re: Not trying to call religion useless
I understand, and I mostly agree with you. Just a minor point:

Stile writes:

...then they are lying.

I think that lying may be a little strong. Wrong, I would say.


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