[Paleopsych] Lipids, depression and suicide

Euterpel66 at aol.com Euterpel66 at aol.com
Thu Apr 21 03:11:10 UTC 2005

Six of one, half a dozen of another. A belief in God creates a predictable  
future, at least in an eternal sense. An unpredictable future leads society  
toward God. "There are no atheists in foxholes."
Lorraine  Rice

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.  
---Andre Gide  


In a message dated 4/20/2005 8:51:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
ljohnson at solution-consulting.com writes:

Barbara  Tuchman's well-known A Distant Mirror characterized the 13th Century 
as  a time likewise very high in rate of change. Generally, human societies 
often  change rapidly, and the notion that we change more than others is 
probably a  mistake. That said, it is possible that the structure of belief in the 
13th  Century did buffer the stress from the changes. Clearly, a belief in God 
is  empirically related to better coping, lower stress, and so forth.

Christian Rauh wrote:

Could it be that  a less predictable future have more to do than the belief 
in God? Maybe  things are changing too fast for us to cope. 


Lynn  D. Johnson, Ph.D. wrote: 

Diet: This is a good point, and one I have  

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