I do not share your gloomy outlook.
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no...
We all have a conscience. To rely on some ancient text to tell you what's moral, you've given up a part of your own natural instincts.
"You don't need religion to have morals. If you can't determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy, not religion." – AthiestRepublic.com
There comes a time when a Bronze Age god just doesn't make sense anymore. I went the same route; called "Christian" in high school, went on tour with the choir, even was a part of a Christian smooth jazz band. But inside I never really felt anything. I prayed for all the right things; strength...
We all live lives of pretension. Deep down we know the Oneness we share is beyond good & evil.
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." -- Isaiah 45:7