Why do all the world’s religions emphasize giving thanks? What are the spiritual benefits of giving thanks? The physical benefits?
Faith communities are offering prayers and scrambling to help as the Philippines reels from a typhoon characterized by some climatologists as the most powerful ever to make landfall.
For many, faith and psychiatry had long been viewed as mortal enemies. Sigmund Freud famously saw religion as an “illusion” and a “neurosis,” and he described himself as a nonbeliever.