Christians claim their religion or faith in God makes them happier. Oh really, does it? According to a new study, religious types are more likely than an atheist to get depressed.
The study, published in the October issue of Psychological Medicine, followed more than 8,000 people in rural and urban areas in seven countries for one year.
In those time frames, 10.3 per cent of religious participants became depressed, compared with 7.0 per cent for atheists and 10.5 per cent for those with a “spiritual understanding of life,” the study found.
I’ve noticed that since I stopped believing in the superstition that is God, I too have been a much happier person. I think it has much to do with a person being honest with themselves and others and the fact that we can see the truth where religious types can not.