Wow, almost 800 comments and NO ONE even mentions the word "mythology" when speaking of religion. Atheists, like myself, reject mythoogy as "Truth". All religion is mythology. The Romans believed as hard about their Gods as modern Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Wickens, Satanists, etc. do about their current God or Gods. So did the Greeks, the Phoenicians, the Aztecs, the Egyptians, and all the societies that had religions before them. What do we call all those completely valid at the time beliefs today? Mythology. Why? Because it was replaced by a new more accepted one? Nope. Sorry. Don't buy it. Anything involving the supernatural is mythology, including all current religious texts. Sorry. They are books of parables.
Another thing that a lot of atheists exhibit is a lack of trust in "blind faith", the "because I said so" schtick. Again, no.
The morality argument is tired. If religion was so great at instilling morality then all criminals would be atheists. Enough said. STFU about religion and morality. More atrocious things have been done in the name of religion than for any other reason in human history since religions came about. Especially, the current Abrahamic sorts. We've got more than a few live demonstrations of this lunacy going on right now! Hypocrites, the lot of them.
I am also not missing anything by not having religion or some "higher belief" in my life. Meaning to life comes from inside you. The joy you take from what you do everyday. Knowing that we all live in a wonderful universe that is full of mystery. That there might be no limit to the things we still need to learn about our universe in order to understand it. Everyone has the capacity to find meaning in their own life no matter what their beliefs are. If the only meaning you derive from life comes from religion, then I am sad. There's plenty more places it can come from. The proof is all around.
P.S. To limit confusion I put the links in to definitions of words that may have different meanings to different people. I don't care what you think the word means I am going by what it means. When you invent your own language you decide what words mean. If we're using English we go by the definitions. I have also read most modern religious texts (for analysis and comprehension, not just skimmed and put down) including, Torah, Bible, Qu'ran, many Hindu texts and Buddhist texts. I have attended many denominations of services and rituals and enjoy learning above all. I am not closed minded and tend to make deliberate, educated decisions while keeping in mind that new information may change things in the future.