To the Editor,
The current UC study linking regular churchgoing with longer lives, featured by the Planet, is both confusing and misleading. The focus of the study should have been on the comparison of life expectancies between those who choose either a spiritual or a material path. Institutionalized religion has very little to do with it; cemeteries are filled with religious people, both old and young.
There are no magic pills for a long life; not supplements, drugs or church. The spiritual work that must be done starts with simplifying your life and diet and thus understanding the hidden connections of your life’s events.
- Michael Bauce