The very concept of sin comes from the Bible. Christianity offers to solve a problem of its own making. Would you be thankful to a person who cuts you with a knife in order to sell you a bandage? ~ Dan Barker
An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty banished, war eliminated.
Honestly, religion never comforted me, it brought me more sadness and pain than anything. Because my brain could not accept that an all powerful god would let innocent people be hurt. I looked for a 'why'. I am more comforted that there is no god to stop these things than if there was but did nothing.