Why are Christians happier than Atheists (CNN)?


By BibleAsk Team

Are Christians Happier than Atheists?

(CNN) offered a report that Christians are happier than atheists, according to a new study that was conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where they tapped Twitter as a research tool and compared the messages of Christians and atheists.

Christianity offers a framework for understanding life’s purpose and meaning, providing believers with a sense of spiritual fulfillment and direction. Through their relationship with God, Christians find comfort, hope, and peace in knowing that they are loved unconditionally and valued as children of God. Engaging in spiritual practices such as prayer, worship, and meditation can foster a deeper sense of connection with the divine and contribute to overall happiness and well-being.

Christianity offers a message of hope and redemption, emphasizing the belief in life after death and the promise of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. This assurance of hope can provide comfort and resilience in the face of life’s challenges and adversities. Believers find strength in knowing that their ultimate destiny is secure, regardless of present circumstances, which can contribute to a positive outlook and greater happiness. The belief in a loving and sovereign God who is actively involved in the world can also provide a sense of peace and security in uncertain times.

The Christian faith often provides a moral and ethical framework for believers, guiding their behavior and decision-making in accordance with biblical principles. Living in alignment with one’s values and beliefs can lead to greater integrity, satisfaction, and peace of mind. Additionally, the practice of forgiveness and grace, central to the Christian faith, can promote emotional well-being and enhance relationships, leading to greater happiness and fulfillment.

Christianity emphasizes the importance of living a life of purpose and service, guided by love for God and neighbor. Believers are called to love and serve others, care for the marginalized, and work for justice and reconciliation. Engaging in acts of service and altruism can bring a sense of purpose and fulfillment, contributing to greater happiness and life satisfaction. The belief that one’s life has meaning and significance, grounded in a divine purpose, can provide a sense of direction and fulfillment that contributes to overall happiness.


Christians are happier than Atheists simply because Christians experience the following:

  1. Forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38)
  2. An abundant life of purpose (John 10:10; Ecclesiastes 12:13)
  3. Divine help in their prayers (Romans 8:26)
  4. Divine help in resisting temptation (1 Corinthians 13:10)
  5. Help from angels while living life (Hebrews 1:14; Daniel 10:2, 12-13)
  6. Divine protection from evil (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
  7. Jesus serves as their “defense attorney” (1 John 2:1)
  8. The Holy Spirit serves as their guide (John 14:16; 16:7)
  9. God ensures that their physical necessities will be provided (Matthew 6:33; Mark 10:29-30)
  10. Divine help in living the righteous life (Romans 8:11)
  11. Divine help bearing the burdens of life (Matthew 11:28-30; Isaiah 42:3)
  12. A heavenly inheritance reserved for them (Ephesians 1:11; 1 Peter 1:4)
  13. An indescribable inner peace (Philippians 4:7)
  14. Trusting in grace instead of their own ability (Titus 3:5)
  15. The ever-abiding presence of God (Matthew 28:20; Revelation 3:10)
  16. Abounding love toward others (1 Thessalonians 3:12-13)

Ask God for His Joy

Friend, if you are not experiencing the joy of the Lord, why not ask the Lord into your heart today? The Lord is waiting for your response. After you invite the Lord into your heart, maintain a daily connection with Him by studying His Word, praying and witnessing to others. Like the branch that is connected to the vine, stay connected to the Lord everyday so that His love will flow into your life and bring much fruit – Joy, peace and happiness.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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