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The Health Benefits of Atheism

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Spirituality, Science, Health, athiesm, Boston Globe,

Scientific studies have shown that religion makes people happier and less anxious. It would be easy to infer that atheists would be more depressed and nervous, but that’s not exactly the case. The Boston Globe highlights a few studies showing that adamant atheists and pious Christians both tend to be less depressed. The unconvinced people in the middle are often the ones who have the problems.

SourceBoston Globe