I would rather live my life believing that there is, and then die and find out that there isn't because my belief in God has helped me with many things throughout my life.
When I die... If I'm wrong... People will just say I believed in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the power of the resurrection through Salvation... and lived a simple life trying to live a good life... But if I'm right... Then all you unbelieving souls are in a lot of trouble.
If I'm wrong then I have nothing to lose- because there will be nothing. If unbelievers are wrong, that's another story and a sad one at that.
As an ex-christian, who feels greater and greater appreciation each day that she lives wtihout christianity, I would much rather life as if there is no god and then discover that the God that christianity has been describing is real and he really will damn and torment those who don't enslave themsevles to him for ETERNITY. If the christian god exists, and if I learn that hell does, I will still not bow to the sadistic monster.
I would rather live believing there is a God and die and find out their isn't.
If there were not one .. I would just be dead.
I mean, how could it bother me if I was just dead. I have lost nothing, but lived a life filled with the love of a God who I believe and believed was Truth.