When the Institute for the Impact of Faith in Life (IIFL) published the results of their November study on faith and mental health, it revealed a promising result. Religious people are 20 per cent happier than those identify as atheist or less involved.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born a Muslim in Somali. She turned atheist after she had fled to the Netherlands. Now, she says she has converted to Christianity.
Josh Timonen was sure that God did not exist. And to convince others of that too, he wrote "The God Delusion", together with the well-known atheist Richard Dawkins. Now, things drastically changed. "Atheism is a world view for weak men."
The number of people that belongs to a Christian denomination dropped in 2021 in Croatia. Especially the number of people who say they belong to the Roman Catholic Church declined. In contrast, the number of atheists and agnostics in the country grew.
The Norwegian organisation Atheists applied for recognition as a philosophical society, like religious groups. But the government said no to them.