RE: HEA report on religion and mental health

John C. 'Buck' Field (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 13:33:15 -0500

From: "John C. 'Buck' Field" <>
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Subject: RE: HEA report on religion and mental health
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 13:33:15 -0500
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>From: []On Behalf
>Of Gatherer, D. (Derek)
>Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 2:33 AM

>The HEA aren't in the business of advertising faith.

Quite right, but I'm proposing the possibility that this government body was used by
people with agendas that value promoting occult faith as having tangible benefit for
that purpose.

>They're just a bunch
>of doctors and scientists who work for the UK government trying to sort out
>ways of improving public health.

While perhaps true, this does make them proof from misuse by individuals seeking
propaganda to support their organized con-game. The HEA study looked for a link, and
by apparently sloppy science funded through a partnership with Christian and Jewish
groups, they found the benefits that support Jewish and Christian recruitment efforts
that the sponsors sought.

>What they're saying is that the 'invisible
>hobgoblins' are probably, all things considered, good for you, and that the
>cumulative weight of evidence points in that direction, despite the
>undoubtedly true cases of some people for whom religion has been a 'bad

This is exactly what they have always claimed, especially before a barbeque, and I've
no doubt that most of the leaders, followers and their victims both certainly believe
this to be true. The suppression of necessary rational justification for this
certainty, (among other things) forces my condemnation of the practice.

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