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A Divine Way to Resist Temptation

posted on May 17, 2012

A new study by Queen’s University in Ontario found that “people are better able to resist their desire when thinking about God.” Jonah Lehrer, writing at The Wall Street Journal, explores the phenomena, one in which “the effect … does not require religious belief.” The researchers “think that faith-based thoughts may increase ‘self-monitoring’ by evoking the idea of an all-knowing, omnipresent God.” So for those keeping Kosher, Lehrer quips, “we better not misbehave – God knows about the pepperoni.” 

Read at The Wall Street Journal