What would the world be like if there were no religion? I know, at this point it’s just an atheist’s dream. Still, I think it is useful to ask whether the world would be better or worse if no one believed in a god or gods. How would an absence of faith affect morality, violence, cultural traditions, happiness? Volumes have been written on this question. Here I thought I would just touch on a few of the ways in which the world might be different.