Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Are atheists mentally ill?
That's the title of Sean Thomas's latest piece. Personally, I don't think making this claim while debating an atheist is a good idea. Not only is it impolite (I confess I'm a big softy sometimes), but it will only drive the atheist away further. Nevertheless, Thomas is correct in concluding that believers, on average, live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Alvin Plantinga says that atheism is the result of a cognitive disfunction. Whether he and Thomas are correct, you can make the call yourselves.