|It seems some scientists have found that faith can help ease the pain (or, at the very least, some tabloids seem to think so…). This is not entirely new, nor entirely true… or at least, one’s “faith” in this kind of discovery should be filtered by prior studies in this matter. Namely one, also reported by the media, where it was found that praying for someone would help sick people heel faster. Meanwhile, more recent evidences found no such relation – in fact it was noted that, although without statistic meaning, more heart patients who prayed had died, than those who did not… But, as always, how can one be sure their prayers were not, in fact, listen to?...|
I must begin by stating clearly that today’s theory has nothing to do with God or His existence. It is limited to the faith itself. Faith is, for me, an evolutionary advantage. That does not mean it is a false believe. It just explains how it could be false, and nevertheless be felt as true. In other words, how could so many, believe in something so strange… other than, because it is true? Well, this is how.
Faith is a true and measurable evolutionary advantage. Even if one discusses the effects of faith in pain (and I am sure there will be many willing to engage in that discussion)
there is no doubt that those who believe have an easier life. Thinking God works in mysterious (and not to be understand) ways, is certainly easier to deal with than just realizing one’s impotence against all bad things that happen every day. Any idea of after-life is certainly more helpful to one’s sanity that the concept of a few years of conscience… and then nothing.
The explanation is tied to some ancient times, when a so-called Darwin Law was still biding among us humans. At that time there existed several different types of humans: the ones with eyebrows, and the one without; the ones with faith, and the ones without. The ones with eyebrows would eat more, because when they were out hunting, running and climbing, their sweat would follow the eyebrow, dropping by the side of the face; the ones without eyebrow, on the other hand, would have their vision blurred all the time, since the sweat would fall directly into the eyes. The same way, those with faith would be more immune to emotional trauma. They would have social activities to celebrate their faith, they would return to their normal activities faster after a death, and they would be more motivated, since they believed someone “up there” would take care of them.
As you might already have guessed it, we are the great-great...great-sons of those with eyebrows and faith.