"I don't believe in Heaven and Hell. I don't know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won't allow this life, the only thing I know to exist, to be wasted."
As a very non-religious person, this quote speaks volumes to me. I'm not exactly sure or unsure if there is an afterlife, but I certainly don't believe there's a literal hell. The dark ages were "dark" because people stopped trying to advance their society and gave everything "to God". If my being ends upon my death, it'd be a shame to throw my time down the drain.