One of the questions I'm often asked is, Bruce, what if you are wrong?
This question is most often asked by a Christian and usually the question is followed by some form of Pascal's Wager. Of course the person asking the question doesn't realize the hypocrisy of their question. As a practicing Christian shouldn't they be joining the Muslims,the Buddhists, the Mormons, and every other religion? Shouldn't they want to make sure all their bases are covered?
The Christian wants to hold me to a different standard than they hold themselves to. They are certain the Christian God is the one and only true God. Even then, I would ask, WHICH Christian God? (there are thousands of Christianities.)
Here's the bottom line for me. My belief in God or lack thereof is all about probabilities. I am agnostic on the God question. It is possible that a god of some sort could reveal itself to us at some point in time in history. It is possible but not likely
However when it comes to the Christian God, the Muslim God or any of the other gods that humans currently worship, I am quite confident that these gods are no gods at all. I see no evidence for their existence. Is it possible that these gods exist? I suppose there is a .00000001% chance, but the odds are so infinitesimal it would be a waste of my time to even consider it.
I live without fear of hell or fear of being judged by a God. The hell and judgment that I see on this earth comes from hands of humans not a God. If there is a God, he is definitely AWOL.
Someday I will die and I believe that will be the end of it for me. What if I am wrong? What if there is a God waiting to settle the score with me after I draw my last breath on this earth? I hope he will look at my life and judge me accordingly. I hope he will judge me not by the things that I did or did not believe but by how I lived my life.
The majority of Christians believe that salvation is secured by believing the right things. If not believing Jesus is the virgin born, second person in the Trinity or any of the other sundry doctrines that Christians believe and that ends in my rendition to the Lake of Fire to be tortured day and night by the God who created me, so be it. I have no interest in such a religion and I have no interest in such a god that is only interested in what I believed rather than how I lived.
So if there is a God waiting for me beyond the veil of death I hope he will judge my life by how I lived my life, and if he does so I am confident that everything will be just fine.
And if not, if what I believed is what really mattered, then I guess I will burn in hell with a lot of other good people I know.