Much better than those who base their happiness on believing in a guy-in-the-sky who grants wishes.
Those of us who stand on our own feet need no gods.
I'm not religious and cope much better now then when I was religious. My wife who is religious copes better when she relies on my non-religious opinion. Humans when they give up religion find their place in life and don't rely on a superhuman being to rely on and depend on their own reasoning.
Most do quite well.
We see how the religious cope with life; badly.
Sceince fly's you to the moon,
religion fly's you into buildings.
More people have died because of
religion than any other source on earth.
The concept of being able to "Cope" with regards to religion and life, seems to be a direct correlation to addiction. When one has to go outside of themselves to be "Soothed, placated . . . Whatever" I find this something that is learned from repeated childhood experiences or indoctrinated during childhood.
The need for an outside source to "Cope" is something I see as a mental need . . . Some people turn to splitting their personalities in extreme circumstances, and others create "Make Believe" people to talk to . . or adopt the equivalent in a religion. Having had to slowly pry the tendrils of being indoctrinated from childhood and can tell you it certainly would seems like a mental disorder.
The majority of people cope adequately with life. While the best appellation for the human race may not be "survivors," it is definitely accurate.
Religion is like a number of other things in life---the more accurate its view of both unseen and seen reality, the more information one can have regarding life and how best to live, so that one may avail himself of possibilities and achievements that may otherwise remain unknown.
A full glass is always satisfying, but as one understands more, he understands the incredible difference between a small full glass and a large full glass.
Our latest grandchild was Baptized yesterday. It was an amazing reminder of the complexity and wonder of life as God created it.
Hope this helps.