Why religiously active people outlive their non-religious peers

While attending religious services has been linked with longevity, the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science released a study last month that religious people live longer.

Philosophy professor Dr. Shannon Holzer said this isn’t surprising…and would go beyond that.

“Of course we’re going to live longer, we’ve got something to live for and we’re created for a purpose,” said Holzer.

He said atheists are not fellowshipping together with God—and others—as a corporate body.

“It just makes sense that it would take a toll on their constitution and how long they will statistically live,” said Holzer.

Other studies found non-religious groups share a common interest. However, believers were united by a commitment to a common Father.

The American Council on Science and Health found the real benefit to religious people is simply their increased level of social engagement and friendship.

Another study found the real benefit to religious people is increased level of social engagement and friendship.

“At least for Christians, Jews and Muslims, we are created for something and that’s how we view our lives—we have a purpose. Whereas the atheists are just merely living,” said Holzer.

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