I'm starting to doubt atheism. I've come across a twitter account named Devon Shapiro who created a thread of scientific papers on religion and atheism
It seems that scientifically atheism is inferior to religion, and results in things like higher rates of depression, suicide, rape, murder, crime. It causes less happiness, increases drug abuse and alcoholism. I'm starting to think maybe Islam was right in banning atheism, maybe Saudi Arabia has a logical reason for criminalizing and killing atheists.
I was always told that science was the way to reason, but it looks like science is against the concept of atheism. I googled it myself to double check and it looks like all the scientific papers say atheism causes negative effects on public health and religion causes positive beneficial effects for civilization.
For example one study says
"Atheism and agnostic beliefs result in suicidal thoughts. Atheist doctors and non-religious hospitals also were more likely to recommend suicide to their patients."
Another large scale meta analysis says
"More religion results in lower alcoholism, marijuana use, smoking, crime, depression, anxiety, & results in higher self-esteem and well-being. Less religion results in the exact opposite and has an overall negative effect on life in all categories."
I've gone down a rabbit hole and have so many questions mainstream atheism never talks about, all of which seem to be a complete refutation to atheism, I've asked many other atheists and they could not provide any answers. For example does atheism have objective morality? How do atheists logically determine what is right/wrong aka good/bad? I always went by the harm principle, but it looks like atheism harms society so logically wouldn't it be banned? It's really looking like religious people are right, especially Islam. All this time I thought they were just killing atheists for no reason, but they clearly do have a logical reason to ban ideologies like atheism.
Can any atheist answer my questions?
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