Atheists often dream what the world would be like without the existence of religion. On the other hand, Christians often lament what the world would be like without God.
Atheists have a legitimate dream. Religion has had a terrible history on this planet. A history of oppression and violence. It has fought any new ideas which developed that threatened its stranglehold on the minds of the masses. It truly would be a delight to see how much further the human race might have progressed by now if it had not been afflicted with the disease of religion.
The Christian lamentations concerning a world without God are disingenuous. After all, it is already the case that this is a world without God. God’s existence is only in the mind of the religious, having been created by a measure of his/her religion and a larger measure of his or her concept of what God should be. Each concept, therefore, each God, is different for each individual.
People who have not been exposed to some religion of some kind on this planet are rare. When found they are quickly exposed to the religion of those who found them. Before they were found, however, they probably were doing just fine without any God concept whatsoever. There are people living without the Christian God on this planet even now, though they may be tainted by other concepts of a God.
So what does the lamentation of Christians have to say about their beliefs? What they are truly saying is that they themselves would be truly lost, truly corrupt, without the concept of God in their heads. They themselves are of evil intent, murderers, and rapists. Without the concept of God in their heads they feel that they would be without restraint in carrying out their deepest depravity. So… who is evil? The Christian or the Atheist? While the Christian sits in a pew chewing his or her fingernails off worrying about meeting some measure of that needed to attain Heaven’s reward, Atheists are simply living life to the fullest, sitting peacefully, sipping coffee. While Christians are in despair worrying about falling by the wayside, or turning to a life of evil, Atheists just keep-on keeping-on.
Seems Atheism is a much more stable configuration to me.