Saw a couple on the N11 between Blackrock and Cabinteely yesterday.
The ad reads: "Here is a Little Science. The Practice of religion is Good for You"
It then invites people to visit this page for the "Evidence" > http://www.religiouspractice.ie/
Here >http://www.religiouspractice.ie/Religio ... tice-2.pdfThis research is summarised in a report by Professor Patricia Casey’s called THE PSYCHO-SOCIAL BENEFITS OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, which was commissioned by The Iona Institute. Her work summarises how religious belief can enhance wellbeing...
...The studies that testify to the benefits of religious practice listed on this website can be found in Professor Casey paper.
Iona institute page announcing the ad campaign > http://www.ionainstitute.ie/index.php?id=534
Would there be any point in an AI response to the ad in some form or other? Not so much to the claim that "practicing" religion may have benefits, which is probably true in some cases, but to the corollary that seems to follow, which is that since religion has some quantifiable benefits, we should not get rid of it.