Friday Two Cents: I Always Felt Better After Our Conversations


   There was an article in the Canadian magazine Maclean’s entitled, The science is in: God is the answer. It had to deal with the surprising scientific evidence about adolescents who had some sort of spirituality in their childhood. The evidence shows that spiritual adolescents were:

40% less likely to abuse alcohol or substance abuse,

60% less likely to suffer from depression than those who were not spiritually inclined and

80% less likely to engage in unprotected sex.

From Maclean’s, The science is in: God is the answer. by Brian Bethune and Genna Buck.  March 30, 2015

Interesting that this article came out on March 30th a week before Easter for many Christians and this weekends eastern Orthodox Catholics Easter. Also it comes at a time when people are questioning the validity of separate religious (catholic) education.

I found when reading the article that they are not advocating any one religion or spirituality but the benefits of some “higher power”, coupled with prayer or meditation. They also mentioned that adolescence is the time when major brain rewiring is occurring. I remember taking an adolescence course where we studied the phenomenon of how the adolescent brain turns into the adult brain. As mentioned in the article, adolescents do increase their intellectual power while they lose emotional control. The spiritual base provided to them during their childhood can help them through this most trying and confusing time. I believe many of us would agree that their teenage years were full of turmoil of one thing or another.

The article The science is in: God is the answer is a wonderful read full of intellectual facts and will truly make you think about the human condition. During this time I have many things on the go; school, practicum, working, looking for a teaching position and family obligations. After reading this article it truly made me reflect on what made me who I am and how much of my life experiences were governed by my spiritual background. I am part of that 44% of Canadians who would classify themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. Yet I am not sure how many times I would find myself just talking to God, like I would an old friend. You can call it prayer or meditation, but whatever you call it all I know is that I always felt better after.


Maclean’s Article link: The science is in: God is the answer


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