Friday, April 27, 2012

Friends, Not Faith

A number of studies have shown that religious people are happier than non-religious people. And of course for those of us happy non-religious people, we wonder: why? Does believing in superstitions that you're going to live forever and someone will always take care of you do it? Or is it something else? Yes, this study shows it's something else. It's the intimate social network that religion builds. Not surprising, since religious people don't seem to know much about the core texts or history or various artistic apocrypha of their religion, but they sure do hang out together a lot. So good on ya, San Diego New Atheists! (H/T Rob on fb)

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