The study indicated that not only religious service attendance, but self-reported “religiosity” and religious “affiliation” are also linked with happiness levels. However of the 3 indicators, service attendance has the highest correlation to elevated happiness. The study showed that higher levels of church attendance “predict higher life satisfaction,” even just after accounting for how important religious faith is in people’s lives.Why is this cruel? Because it might drive an unhappy person to try attending church as a cure for unhappiness. Guaranteed result: Rejection, frustration, and increased unhappiness. Simple fact: Extroverts attend church because church is a good place to be around lots of people. Being around lots of people makes extroverts happy. Extroverts do NOT want to be around unhappy people, and culture strongly enforces this ostracism. Listen to any advice show on radio or TV, scan any advice-oriented Tumblr or Facebook page, and you will INSTANTLY run into a dozen versions of the same command. Don't let unhappy people into your circle. They will bring you down. The supposed "study" encourages unhappy people to jump into the path of this rejection bullet. Nasty.
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