He is to be the principle of unity, of stability, and of increase. He is the principle of unity, since what is not joined to that foundation is no part of the Church; of stability, since it is the firmness of this foundation in virtue of which the Church remains unshaken by the storms which buffet her; of increase, since, if she grows, it is because new stones are laid on this foundation.
On average, Jews have higher levels of well-being than their counterparts of every other major faith in America, according to new data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The index uses daily surveys that aim to measure the components of “the good life,” including health, happiness and access to basic needs like food and shelter. The latest results are based on more than 372,000 interviews conducted in 2009 and 2010, and control for major demographic and regional variables.
A previous analysis by Gallup had found that the very religious in general had higher levels of well-being than their less religious counterparts.
This latest parsing of the data finds that that is true across all major religious groups: very religious Catholics have higher levels of well-being than moderately religious or nonreligious Catholics, and so on. (Levels of religiosity are based on how often survey respondents report attending services and how important they perceive religion to be in their daily lives.)
The same is true for American Jews: The most religious members of the Chosen People score highest on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ..
Nope, honey. Sorry. The Messias-Deniers USED to be the Chosen people but not anymore...