Actually, the fear of God/Hellfire does make people a nuisance in my neck of the woods. Every week I someone knocks on my door and threatens me with that. To those who believe that morality rests on religion I ask, which religion? I will demand historical proof that the religion has indeed prevented immorality. "The mark of intelligence is the ability to entertain a thought without believing it" is a wonderful observation. The reverse is true also, "The mark of stupidity is ability to entertain a belief without thought".