Posting articles from The Daily Mail will not get you very far. It is the British version of The National Enquirer.The tantalising proof that belief in God makes you happier and healthier
By Tom Knox
What I find so funny about this is that none of it supports the god hypothesis. What you have is evidence that social cohesion and stability correlates with health and longevity. I think this has been demonstrated scientifically. If you dig into the numbers you'll find, for example, that among those who do the best most of them are married. In older couples that are married there is more religiosity and church attendance. The social cohesion and the support of a loving partner are what leads to the better health.
Where exactly does god actually fit into that equation?
I think this is a problem that atheists have to deal with over time. It has been a huge topic of debate for many years. How do the non-religious foster more community? It is hard. With religious people you have a built-in, captive audience. You have strong social ties and the desire to remain in good standing socially leads to cohesion. Among the godless we don't have that benefit.
And again...that says nothing about god. God could be fiction or reality and either way the story would be the same.
I realize 99% of what I just said is lost on you but I'm actually posting it for my own benefit. I happen to enjoy the topic very much.