The Church ‘High’

Well, it is not just any church, but megachurches.

A new study done by the University of Washington has come to this conclusion – megachurch services produce a drug-kind of ‘high’ on its attenders. this spiritual ‘high’ is what causes people to come back for more every Sunday.

“The upbeat modern music, cameras that scan the audience and project smiling, dancing, singing, or crying worshippers on large screens, and an extremely charismatic leader whose sermons touch individuals on an emotional level … serve to create these strong positive emotional experiences,” Corcoran said.

This may sound positive but this result has one negative picture – it gives weight to the idea that bigger churches has weaker commitment percentage among members compared to smaller ones since services are emotionally-charged and people come back because of how they felt, not on what was said or taught.

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