If there is no God, there would be no law, code, morals, restraint against killing somebody. Most people I know have had some insufferable prick do something really stupid and dangerous while driving. Cutting you off and selfish, aggressive driving. This leads to road rage which usually doesn't end in fatal confrontation.
Now what if there were no God? Why would there be any law against killing the prick? Why not off the selfish SOB and do the world and your anger a favor? What keeps you from doing that?
I'm not trying to convert you or argue. I merely want you to consider the possible and probable source of that restraiint.
I find that very often the professed non-believer actually does have a vision of God. It's just that his vision of God is so greatly different from the tradition Christian vision, that is is expeditious to just say he doesn't believe.
In casual conversation, I say I just don't like going to church. When pressed I will say I am a non-Christian. At that point, most Christians call me an atheist. On rare occasions I use the term myself, but I actually do believe there is God. Just not the way you do.
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