There is that too.Evo said:I take it to mean that too many people can't live without the emotional crutch that someone is watching over them, guiding their lives, taking care of things and they will be rewarded after they die. If their crutch disappears, they would fall apart, and belief in a god is an emotional crutch in this sense. I'm not saying that it is right or wrong for someone to have that need, but for millions of people to suddenly be stripped of their crutch would be crippling to society.
On the other hand, if humanity was to destroy itself, the world would still exist.
In fact, if we look forward into the future to when the sun will transform into a nova, all life will be destroyed, except that which might have traveled somewhere else in the solar system or galaxy.