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Are atheists generally happier people than believers?


Many believers can't understand that a person can be happier without religion in their life. What are your thoughts?

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    Stephen Meadows 8 months ago

    Speaking for myself only... Now that I am an atheist, I live my life "soberly in the light of truth." My life has much more meaning now that it's my only one. It ebbs and flows smoothly since it's not at the mercy of an invisible force.


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    Stephen Meadows 9 months ago

    It's a shame that anyone is persecuted for the way they live their life. (As long as they aren't proselytizing). It shouldn't have to be that way!


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    Lela (Austinstar) 9 months ago

    I agree with all 4 of your points and actually agree with Oz about Trump too. I am MUCH happier as an atheist than being forced to worship a mythical magic man in the sky, (or go to hell). The costs and guilty feelings of religions are just too high.


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    Kaleido 8 months ago

    Churches are places where people socialise. That is probably a primary reason why many people go. They become part of a community. This does not necessarily have any link to their personal belief.


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    Oztinato 9 months ago

    But is happiness from pot smoking true happiness?

    Of course there are no stats.

    PS we finally have something in common ie amazement at why some atheists love the Rev Donald.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 9 months ago

    How can you see American Christians falling all over Trump like he's their savior and still say religion doesn't require "a schizophrenic ability to harbour gross ethical contradiction within their own ethical systems"? & Jenner is a Christian.


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    Stephen Meadows 8 months ago

    I tend to agree with this philosophy. I am content to let bygones be bygones. Others follow the Hitchins school of thought in which religion should be actively opposed.

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    Kaleido 8 months ago

    Exactly right. We are all different.

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    Stephen Meadows 8 months ago

    Good point. Happiness is quite subjective. I would say I feel more fulfilled with my life without religion. The happiness stems mainly from the lack of guilt I feel about every "wrong" thought or action that might jeopardize my immortal soul.

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    Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) 8 months ago

    Secular Social Justice warriors do that, too, and because they see everyone as oppressed by society, they are chronically angry.


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    Kaleido 8 months ago

    That is so, but the reverse is also true. Atheists will take full responsibility however, the religious will blame failure and disaster on the devil.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 9 months ago

    It probably does make people happier if they can believe anything they want is real instead of being bound by the confines of reality. Why not live your real life as best you can instead of just hoping you'll get a magic one later that's better?


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    Stephen Meadows 8 months ago

    Perhaps "happiness" is not the correct descriptor. Although I would say I am happier without religion, a more accurate term would be fulfilled. I feel like my life has more purpose now that I am not just trying to get to an afterlife.

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    Kaleido 8 months ago

    what a crock of shit


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 8 months ago

    You are right. Any believer who feels a need to judge others or act on 'bad' judgement has discord within that irritates their soul simply bcuz they are not looking & seeing others through the love God has for every soul no matter what.

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