It’s common for people to say something like: “Atheists don’t have anything to live for, because they believe in nothing.” Well, Ricky Gervais has a nice response to that: “We have nothing to DIE for, so we have EVERYTHING to live for.” 🙂
It’s a good point. I believe in lots of things: honesty, friendship, trust, love, responsibility, hard work, education, etc. But I fail to see why I need faith in a parrochial Bronze Age deity for these things to be valuable. They are inherently valuable, for themselves.