From the HSNewswire, this surprise research finding: Prayers May Crowd Out Donations for Disaster Victims.
People who offer prayers for victims of natural disasters may be less likely to donate to those victims, according to research. “The results suggest that the act of praying is a substitute for material help — in other words, prayers crowd out donations, at least in some contexts,” Professor Linda Thunstrom says.
As far as I can tell this is a straight forward story and not a joke. Not sure what your take is.
You got me 🙂 I read the study for a bit until I realized what it was. Not quite April 1, but close. Thanks for the laugh.