Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who doesn’t exactly come across as a stable human being, has a gift. God has apparently given him the magical ability to diagnose what’s wrong with millions of people he’s never met and decided that non-religious people are probably insane. Being the nice guy that he is, he’s even offering to pay for our therapy:
“They believe that freedom is license to do whatever they want,” the Catholic League president explained. “They don’t want to be told anything, which is why they die prematurely, they’re unhappy, that’s why we have a disproportionate number of agnostics and atheists in the asylum, all of this is true.”
Donohue said “secularists” have an inferior “mental health, physical health and degree of happiness,” adding: “They got to work it out, fine, I’ll help pay for their therapy, just take your hands, your mitts off the Catholics during Christmas.”
All of this is bullshit, of course. What studies actually show is that when non-religious people are members of supportive communities, they are just as happy and mentally healthy as religious people who are members of such communities. But hey, why let facts get in the way of a perfectly good bigoted rant?