Posts Tagged ‘ happiness ’

Woody Allen: No difference between religion and fortune cookies?

September 21, 2010
By tomsander

Woody Allen on Tonight Show ('65); photo by John McNab; orig. photo marked for cropping

While I respect Woody Allen greatly as a comic, interviewed by the New York Times, he said recently:

“To me there’s no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and any of the organized religions. They’re all…
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Happiness and Religion

September 9, 2010
By tomsander

Flickr photo by ronsho

The RNS blog has a post about the latest Gallup study that looks at the happiest countries world-wide.  Alfredo Garcia notes that 3 of the top 5 countries in happiness are also the least religious countries in the world. Even Finland and Netherlands which were not in…
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Posted in American Grace, American Sociological Review, Chaeyoon Lim, Robert Putnam, friends, happiness, life satisfaction, religious attendance, theology | 1 Comment »