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Unattractiveness of atheism

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/* Atheism and its lack of holidays */
In December 2003, the University of Warwick reported:
{{cquote|Dr. Stephen Joseph, from the University of Warwick, said: "Religious people seem to have a greater purpose in life, which is why they are happier. Looking at the research evidence, it seems that those who celebrate the Christian meaning of [[Christmas]] are on the whole likely to be happier.<ref>http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2003/A/20037338.html</ref>}}
 
== Janan Ganesh on the reluctance of irreligious/nonreligious to embrace tenets of atheism/materialism ==
 
Janan Ganesh wrote in the ''Financial Times'':
{{Cquote|What stands out even more is the constant groping for profundity by people who stop well short of any religion or organised belief system themselves. There has been a vein of lifestyle spiritualism in the west, and especially the US, for a long time now. [[Deepak Chopra]], the [[Martin Luther]] of this stuff, is in his seventies, and [[Oprah Winfrey]] not far behind. But unless I am being singled out for special treatment, it appears to have become inescapable over the past decade in particular.
 
This is not the place, nor am I the writer, for a disquisition on the existence or otherwise of God. The question, rather, is why people who plainly do not have any such faith are so reluctant to own the fact. Why is the materialist view of things still so hard to embrace, even for those who share all or most of its tenets?<ref>[https://www.ft.com/content/3cb9f0b0-8787-11e9-a028-86cea8523dc2 Instagram atheists need to drop the hokum] by Janan Ganesh. ''Financial Times'', 2018</ref>}}
== See also ==