I'm rescuing this nodeshell. I'd just like to say - rubbish!
If there is a God, the human race definitely needs him. If there isn't, then it doesn't. It is as simple as that. All this talk about "concepts of God" and belief and religion being something that makes one feel good gets on my nerves. You can't "act religious" yet have no belief without being the biggest hypocrite on the planet. I have much more respect for a self-proclaimed atheist than a pious church-goer with no real faith. Follow the simple instructions below:
- Decide whether you believe God exists or not (hint: take some time over this).
- Live out your life accordingly.
I'm amazed how few people give any attention to the first point, given the rather high importance of the subject.
For reference, I am a Christian.