I really just don't understand this. I'm not religious at all and I don't believe in any organized religion. However, I don't see the appeal of atheism either. I get the whole point that you don't believe because there is a huge lack of evidence to support such a claim. But why not just acknowledge both sides? You might think that not taking a firm position is weak. But, if you can't prove or disprove something, then why is it absolutely necessary to take a stance? In my opinion, it seems much healthier for a person to take an objective view of this situation. I don't believe that there is a God, yet I hope there is one. There's a huge difference. Belief suggests that nothing can sway your opinion. On the other hand, for me, I hold out hope that there is at least some superior plane of reality but I'm satisfied with my life if I'm wrong. You might say that hope is not strong enough, that you cannot "reap the rewards" unless you put full belief in God. But this is the rules established by organized religion. For atheism, how does it benefit your lifestyle? You could say that it allows a person to live their life fully but the same can be said for being agonistic. After all, would it be so terrible if a god did exist? Why do you adamantly reject any notion of existence after death?