"This is quite a comfort of atheism at least; knowing that this hovering and omni-present threat of the worst violence is all fantasy. The idea of eternal damnation makes nuclear annihilation seem quaint."
This reflects the knee-jerk reaction of most atheists who are just rebelling against the established religions and dogmatic order, it is possible to believe in god without religion. You will find the same comfort in Deism, and for the record many of our founding fathers were Deists.
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: