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Exploring the science behind religion’s benefits



Author David Desteno discusses his new book “How God Works: Examining the Science Behind the Benefits of Religion.”

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  1. AS TO BELIEVE IN GOD OR WHAT EVER MAKE GOOD FOR LIFE ,THAN LET B ,LET KNOW WHEN FINE SOMTHING GREATER THAN GREATER ,AS FOR ME I FOUND THE GOD ALMIGHTY IN MY LIFE ,AND IN THE NORMAL OF EVERYDAY LIFE ,I THANK GOD FOR A WAY OUT IN EVERY THING ,THERE WILL ALWAYS B GOOD AND BAD AND A CHOICE TO CHOOSE WHAT WORKS FOR INDIVIDUALS.🙏😊

  2. This is how God works…

    The worth and dignity of a soul is measured by what it delights in! And delight/happiness is our highest desire.

    Men have killed to have it. Kings have gone mad trying to find it. Wars have served it. Affairs have worshiped it. We all seek it.

    Sadly, billions have died without discovering its secret… namely, that joy is not an it, but a He.

    The Gospel is the good news that sinners can delight in a Holy God. It's the good news that all of our deepest desires are satisfied in the ONE who sent His Son to bring us to Him. .

    God is so valuable and so satisfying that the most loving thing he could do for us is to make Himself gloriously indispensable. He is the only being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is the highest virtue.

    Therefore, God's commitment to be glorified and our goal to be satisfied are not at odds but come to simultaneous consummation in the worship of His Son… who took upon Himself the Wrath that God had towards us in our sinful disregard of Him. A wrath that could never be appeased through man-made religion.

    Jesus didn't die to turn the world into a paradise, he died so that we could stop seeking paradise in the world…

    Temporal things such as beauty, popularity, money, sex, racial identity, gender reassignment… can never truly satisfy. BECAUSE WE WERE MADE FOR SO MUCH MORE!

    We were made to gaze intently into the Eternal Beauty of a majestic King, Father, and God… meet Jesus the Christ.

    Life is hard, God is good, Glory is coming

    😊… Thanks for taking the time to read this comment.

    May God bless you with all things necessary for life and goodness.

    God Bless!

  3. I've wanted to write a book called, "Teddy Bear, the Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus Work." Because they made me feel better. The ritual, the emotion, the togetherness of make believe (for scared little children) are … GOOD … for you! Mommy said so!
    This man fails to mention how the severe arrogant hubris of Abrahamic religion (Judaism, Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism) fought against the inquiry and curiosity and discoveries of early scientists (sanctioned, imprisoned, tortured and even murdered them!) and delayed technological development of the world for a millennium!!
    He fails to mention how, today, the most secular countries who employ advanced (irreligious) social and economic concepts far outperform the most religious countries on the UN Human Development Index.
    No, in a postmodern world, science and technology (applied science) offer the most benefit to the most people.
    It's a travesty against mankind that anti-science conservative belief in Abrahamic religion would cause selfish solipsistic religionists to refuse covid-19 vaccine and thereby endanger millions of small children and other human beings!
    It's abhorrent to believe in a creed that relies on a little costumed man behind a curtain to "forgive" sin, or to pray to a celestial dictator in the sky, rather than taking action, or to make restitution to the aggrieved!
    It's sad that small little children are subject to such gaslighting by adults to believe their very fiber, their very existence, is stained with some sort of onerous (heritable!!) sin, then forced to live a life in thrall, cowered by threat and fear.
    It's elder abuse to scam the elderly (some sick and frail) by promising them an eternal afterlife of which there is zero evidence!
    Sure it's nice to make believe, like Abrahamic religionists did in the childhood of Man. Many still do, live in a little bubble and feel better.
    The make-believe world of Mr. Rogers(!). lol
    Truth is hard.

  4. Why are some American YouTube creators and podcasts creators allowing autosuggestions in their content and influencers?I hate it,how dare people believe secret playing of hypnotic suggestions is needed in our lives.They need exposing.Hate it!

  5. And you listen to him. Read for yourself. How

  6. Lazarus, Come on out of there.

  7. Science uses the scientific method. Observe, state a hypothesis, test it, repeat it. There is no science to religion, only faith. Don't confuse the two. There is a place for both but there is no "science of religion". Meditation is not religion. Education on how to be happy is not religion. Religion is a "leap of faith".

  8. The secret to my well being and emotional health lately is to keep a clean heart by watching my words and helping others when I can.

  9. knowledge is the true wealth of the world– Charles R. Darwin. Religion gives you tools of control. how this manifests, in reality, is up to whoever is controlling. the harm that Religion has done and is doing is is greater than you want to believe. I've lived through it. Well-being for others and yourself is a better guide than an old book that has many immoral guides. like slavery, mass slatter. good parts have to be filtered by you. the soft religion throughs cover for hard.

  10. Thanks ABC for this. Clear, factual and relevant. I'm not "religious" but I do occasionally pray for the religiously true believers of atheism like Stephen Batchelor and the like. Check out the astounding book, 'MORE THAN ALLEGORY' by Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, a computer scientist.

  11. Interesting sounds like a informative book

  12. Marshall Brain, creator of how stuff works, has a book by the same name.

  13. Religion, Science, and Reason are complimentary- Thomas Aquinas

  14. I did not hear any science in this video just incorrect comments.

  15. All it's done is cause wars, disrespect to women, control, and people walking around in stupid ugly little outfits/head coverings(yamaca, burka, Amish hats. Etc) what does this benefit?

  16. For you Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, all American citizen already is seeing your incompetence and mind socialist/communist and coming soon will go ask your impeachment in the middle of the street!

  17. Perfect time to watch this since I’m taking a religion & science course.

  18. Guessing a delusional blanket is better than no blanket at all in the cold of reality.

  19. Christianity has to confess to the destruction of the library of Alexandria Egypt in ancient times!! These selfish better than thou holy rollers will destroy this nation and the world!! Do as I say not as I do!! Religion is a form of mind control!! Also an untaxibale bussiness!! All holy rollers are better than thou!!

  20. If God really exists then why are there so many pastors and priests who have sexually abused young kids? And, why is there so much evil in this world? 🤷🏻‍♀️

  21. Many believe that God will protect them even without masking and vaccine. It’s a sure way to a happy ever after, and see the Maker soon!

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