atheism: top 10 benefits

  1. Atheists earn higher incomes. (10-15% higher according to 1989 study)
  2. Atheists stay married longer. (21% of Atheists have been divorced vs 29% Christians) -Barna Research Group 1999
  3. Atheists are less likely to end up in jail. (Atheists comprise of 15% of US population, however only 1% of US Prison population are atheist)
  4. Atheists are more likely to climb to the top of academia. (97% of the National Academy of Science Members are atheists. The 3,200 members includes more than 200 Noble Laureate recipients)
  5. Atheists are less likely to succumb to the lure of authoritarian regimes, that promise miraculous and divine sent decrees. You think Hitler could have convinced a nation of Secularists/Atheists that slaughtering Jews was a sound idea?
  6. Atheists live longer and happier according to a 2009 poll conducted by Erasmus University Rotterdam
  7. Atheists are not required to hate anyone. There is no doctrine that promotes in/out thinking.
  8. Atheists have higher morality developmental growth. Famous American psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg writes that at moral developmentā€™s highest levels, moral judgments must be justified on rational moral grounds rather than by appeal to the order of nature or to religious authority or revelation. While Freud suggested that religion served to undermine moral responsibility while promoting fanaticism. He contended that people who behave morally only out of fear of a supernatural penalty would be unlikely to respect and care for others from an altruistic perspective.
  9. Atheists achieve deeper levels of critical thinking, and free thought.
  10. Atheists are way better in the bedroom. (source: CJ Werleman‘s anecdotal experience)

List by CJ Werleman, used with grateful permission. You should buy his book:

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