Is ‘spirituality’ in general a good thing? One study suggests perhaps not.

Is ‘spirituality’ in general a good thing? One recent study in the British Journal of Psychiatry concludes:

“People who have a spiritual understanding of life in the absence of a religious framework are vulnerable to mental disorder.”

An interesting conclusion. I still need to read the full text of the article, and may post on it later, but I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on the question in the meantime.

What do you think?

BTW – the article is posted here.

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2 Responses to Is ‘spirituality’ in general a good thing? One study suggests perhaps not.

  1. Christina Wagner says:

    This is very interesting. It speaks to a broader condition of our times. Especially re spirituality without a framework. It reminds me of someone we both know. The variables in the study are interesting in themselves. It includes ratios of addiction within the groups studied which probably correlates a coupling factor for their conclusion. I would be interested to see what Elena thinks. I just skimmed the article while i was supposed to be studying- but it definitely struck me. Good find- should generate some interesting discussion.


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