Religion a Health Resource
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A monumental change is occurring in the world of psychology.
The emerging answer to the question Is religion good for your health? is (drumroll, please) It depends.
What, you're not impressed?
Then you must have missed the psychology classes that still present religion through Sigmund Freud's eyes - a universal obsessional neurosis that mirrors people's infantile defenses against an unknown world. The all-powerful God is a projection of one's father, and religious life is a collection of wishful fantasies, magical thinking and desperate rituals to appease a god who can punish or reward.
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Publication information: Article title: Religion a Health Resource. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 30, 2008. Page number: B04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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