Do theist live happier lives?
This is only based on my personal observation within the people I know, I dont have any scientific research to base this on.
Among my friends, relatives and people I know, those who believe in God (christian or other rilegion) seem to be happier and rarely get depressed. Basicaly becasue they believe that whenever a bad thing happens, whatever it might be, losing your job, losing a loved one, having to leave your home, divorce, etc. all the things that could bring a man down in depression nowadays it's in some way in God's mysterious way and all will lead to good and fairness at the end.
I know that personaly I've come to the "so whats the point?" question and that has gotten me depressed many times as I was going through rough times. but that seems to rarely happen to my theist friends.
do you think it's true?