"Atheists are Mentally Ill", Says The Telegraph

Response to: "Are Atheists Mentally Ill?"
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100231060/are-atheists-mentally-ill/

Is atheism a mental illness? Even though it's obviously not, fiction writer/journalists Sean Thomas (who also writes books as Tom Knox) thinks so, using cherry-picked "evidence" as well as misinterpreting research on the relationship between the brain and religious belief. Indeed, this is one of the worst pieces of journalism since the BBC did the report on "Men are raised to hate women"
BBC 'Men are raised to hate women' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0dZIQZIfkg
This video might be a little rough, as I had other obligations during the last week, but I felt like I said what was needed to be said on this matter. Sean Thomas has proven himself to be arrogantly smug when presenting his "evidence" for his claim that atheism is a mental illness.
References:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/08/14/according-to-telegraph-bloggers-atheists-are-smug-annoying-and-mentally-ill/
Lynn, Richard; John Harvey and Helmuth Nyborg (2009). "Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations". Intelligence 37: 11--15. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2008.03.004ill/">http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100231060/are-atheists-mentally-ill/ Is atheism a mental illness? Even...

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