There is an article at USAToday about whether having faith helps you feel happier. The comments section has all the predictable arguments.
We could debate what faith is, but this comment comes close to my view:
“I think we define “happiness” differently based on our faith or lack thereof. The more important question is the last one you asked, “How much of a role does it [faith] play in your satisfaction with life?” For me, faith plays a critical role in my level of contentment with life because, through my faith, I understand that this part of life is not all that there is. My faith is crucial in directing how I invest these years and how I view all the events and experiences of it.”–Ken Summerlin
So, yes, for me, having faith is very important. It is part of the happy trio of Faith, Hope, & Charity. No matter what your personal beliefs, those 3 things are welcome in this world.
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