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People using religion as a crutch doesn't say much about the truth of religion. People also turn to pseudoscience, scam artists pedaling "cures", superstitions, and fake medical advice on the internet when they get terminally sick. That doesn't make the fake cures true.
Many people with intellectual integrity maintain their atheism on their deathbeds. Christopher Hitchens is a good example. http://blog.beliefnet.com/beliefbeat/2010/09/fun-friday-atheist-christopher-hitchens-still-alive-kicking-and-blaspheming.html
Recent studies have shown that it's not religion that helps people maintain good mental health, but confidence in their beliefs. Those who are confident are happy, those who are capricious are not. Atheists were found to be just as happy as the religious. Here's a study for you to look at: http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=library&page=galen_29_5
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