New research reports a key part of the brain apparently atrophies more rapidly in Catholics and born-again Protestants, the result of the cumulative stress that comes with being a member of a religious minority.
from the Miller-McCune article “Religious Affiliation and Brain Shrinkage” explaining a recent Duke University study on hippocampal atrophy.
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By most peoples's standards I would be a non-believer; howver, I am one who would claim to be a spiritial person. I discount all dogma; it has not place in believe. Born-again is silly as is the entire Roman Catholic hierarchy. Jesus's teachings, as is those of Budha, Mohammed, and others, point out the naure of our actions is personal, not collective. I believe the teachings of the greats lead each of us to reveal the God within. Dogma does not; it simply divides us.